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    B.C. workers who use their vehicle on the job say gas reimbursements not keeping up with soaring prices

    Jacquie Woolley drives more than 50 kilometres a day for her job as a mail carrier for Canada Post in the northern B.C. city of Prince George. Woolley says she used to spend $65 per week on gas for work. Now, she spends $115 a week — but the amount she is reimbursed has remained the same. "I'm paying to do my job right now," she said. Woolley is one of many British Columbians grappling with soaring gas prices, which have hovered around $2 per litre in most places in the province, while using the

  • Business

    OC Transpo to hire 300 drivers as bus trip cancellations rise

    OC Transpo's general manager is apologizing to riders for the many bus trips that have been cancelled in recent weeks, and laid out a plan Wednesday to hire up to 300 more drivers to deal with a staff shortage. The head of the drivers' union had drawn public attention last week to how new half-hour breaks have led to scheduling changes. Those breaks are now required under the Canada Labour Code and OC Transpo implemented them on April 24. ATU Local 279 president Clint Crabtree said long-time dri

  • Lifestyle
    Refinery 29 UK

    ‘Love Bombing’ Happens In The Workplace, Too — It’s Just Harder To Spot

    Content warning: This article contains a mention of attempted suicide and may be distressing to some readers. Anyone who’s spent even a fraction of their life scrolling on LinkedIn will have, at some point, likely come across a post sharing some variation of the platitude: “People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses.” If pop culture’s depiction of said ‘bad boss’ is anything to go by, a toxic leader is one that is either ‘oddly amusing’ at best, or ‘undeniably awful’, at worst. Essentially