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LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Delta » 20 Jan 2011, 23:51

What work do the longshore guys do at Delta port ? I,ve heard they make $30+ an hr . Thats alot of money so the work must be really hard . What exactly does longshore work involve and is it easy to get a job there ?
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Itsy Bitsy » 21 Jan 2011, 08:48

The work isn't hard so much as it is dangerous... and as for as I know most of them make way more than $30/hr. It is nearly impossible to get a job there though.
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Delta » 21 Jan 2011, 10:27

Itsy Bitsy wrote:The work isn't hard so much as it is dangerous... and as for as I know most of them make way more than $30/hr. It is nearly impossible to get a job there though.


Wow more than $30 an hr - whats dangerous about the longshore work ?
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby weebles » 21 Jan 2011, 10:35

unloding cargo from massive ships with tons working people close to very heavy machines that can kill you or stuff could fall on you or you are handling toxic dangerous chemicals that can kill you if handled improper.
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Superchecker » 21 Jan 2011, 11:14

Here is a thought: Google LONGSHOREMAN VANCOUVER and click onto the union website, which has links to all of the various ports here in BC...

"Westshore terminals" is the one operating at Superport-South Delta....
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby ConanDoyle » 21 Jan 2011, 11:32

weebles wrote:unloding cargo from massive ships with tons working people close to very heavy machines that can kill you or stuff could fall on you or you are handling toxic dangerous chemicals that can kill you if handled improper.

how about being involved in illegal activity...that [pays well]
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Booby Hatch » 21 Jan 2011, 14:53

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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Booby Hatch » 21 Jan 2011, 14:53

OP, I mean.
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Booby Hatch » 21 Jan 2011, 14:54

Study medicine in university. It will be easier in the long run.
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Brutus » 21 Jan 2011, 14:56

Shut up Boob, don't you be giving out advice...fucktard...
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Booby Hatch » 21 Jan 2011, 14:56

If you really want a dock job, get a trade, and start early, like at eighteen. They do everything, by the way. Huge diversity in jobs. Like I said. Go into Law or Medicine. It will be easier for you.
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Booby Hatch » 21 Jan 2011, 14:59

Brutus, The Baby Boomers took away everything you got, and everything you gonna got. :empathy:
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Brutus » 21 Jan 2011, 15:01

Boob, who fucking cares, go and get a life ffs...
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Re: LONGSHOREMEN @ DELTA PORT

Unread postby Mel Gibson » 22 Jan 2011, 02:22

Delta wrote:What work do the longshore guys do at Delta port ? I,ve heard they make $30+ an hr . Thats alot of money so the work must be really hard . What exactly does longshore work involve and is it easy to get a job there ?

I am not a longshoreman, but I can answer some of your questions...

An entry level position pays low $30's/hour for dayshift, low $40's for afternoon, and low $50's for graveyard, if I'm not mistaken.

The work is not always hard. Working the booth, checking in cans, etc. is not hard work. However, I'm sure some of the work can be potentially dangerous, as can be expected in a facility that essentially loads and unloads cargo ships. Accidents can happen. I'm sure there are a few jobs there that do require quite a bit of physical work also. Operating large machinery and equipment safely around a busy environment requires exceptional hand-eye coordination and non stop focus.

Is it easy to get a job there? The short answer is no. I have tried on and off for years to get in as a labourer, to no avail. The only time I even came close is when they asked if I was a certified electrician, which I'm not...
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