Is tipping spreading or dying out? Canadian customers see both happening

Is tipping spreading or dying out? Canadian customers see both happening

Hassel Aviles think it’s time to tip our hats farewell to tipping. “You’re giving so much power to the guests, and often times it’s problematic,” says Aviles, who worked in front-line service for decades. In her experience, tipping has been a source of sexualizing workers — she’s personally been encouraged by colleagues and managers to … Read more

‘Late to the party’: Seasonal businesses face hiring struggle amid low jobless rate

‘Late to the party’: Seasonal businesses face hiring struggle amid low jobless rate

Seasonal industries are struggling to ramp up ahead of the busy summer rush as Canada’s rock-bottom unemployment rate and swelling job vacancies create an acute hiring crunch. The shortage of workers comes as operators in the hospitality, retail and recreation sectors expect a strong rebound in customers. Warmer weather, receding COVID-related health concerns, pent-up demand … Read more

Opinion: Freshii’s outsourcing of jobs isn’t new. We just don’t like being forced to see it happen

Opinion: Freshii’s outsourcing of jobs isn’t new. We just don’t like being forced to see it happen

The thing about ruthless global capitalism is that people generally pay little heed to its ill effects unless they have to actually watch the sausage get made. That’s why the tags on fast-fashion clothing don’t read “Lovingly made by someone who slept on the factory floor” or “sewed by hand for less than a dollar … Read more