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Old 03-12-2014, 07:26 AM   #51
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Go to jail, associate yourself with a gang, meet your longshoreman contacts and voila, you'll get a job. Don't forget to do your lines and piss off the crane platform.
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looks like there's something going on

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yeah, people actually pay to get applications... its fucked.
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yeah, people actually pay to get applications... its fucked.
so how does this work? only select individuals get an application form?
and from there, that application is transferable?
this doesn't even make sense...
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^longshore applications were a scam IIRC -- there's so many guys who paid $1k-$2k for one and never got anywhere.

The people who I know that got into longshore either had a ticket -- some trade skill i.e. electrician, heavy duty mechanic, etc., or they got in with the lottery back in ~2005/2006
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:42 AM   #56
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Go to jail, associate yourself with a gang, meet your longshoreman contacts and voila, you'll get a job. Don't forget to do your lines and piss off the crane platform.
I've heard crazy stories from various friends that work as longshoremen. How they got in, how much they are paid, the kind of stuff they do on the job, etc. It's all pretty shocking to me. I even heard of one of them going to jail for a 2 year bid and got paid the whole time. WTF? I'm surprised to hear people say that this is a white mans field as every longshoreman I know is brown.

Either way, as others have said, you need a connection to get in with them.
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so... so.. what happens when they recruit an Asian person?

1. will this ever happen?
2. what hppens next?
3. do non-whites gets worse treatment during the job?

im very intrigued by this topic
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:21 AM   #58
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so... so.. what happens when they recruit an Asian person?

1. will this ever happen?
2. what hppens next?
3. do non-whites gets worse treatment during the job?

im very intrigued by this topic
1. yes it already has
2. ...nothing ?
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I've heard crazy stories from various friends that work as longshoremen. How they got in, how much they are paid, the kind of stuff they do on the job, etc. It's all pretty shocking to me. I even heard of one of them going to jail for a 2 year bid and got paid the whole time. WTF? I'm surprised to hear people say that this is a white mans field as every longshoreman I know is brown.

Either way, as others have said, you need a connection to get in with them.
your friend is lying
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I've heard crazy stories from various friends that work as longshoremen. How they got in, how much they are paid, the kind of stuff they do on the job, etc. It's all pretty shocking to me. I even heard of one of them going to jail for a 2 year bid and got paid the whole time. WTF? I'm surprised to hear people say that this is a white mans field as every longshoreman I know is brown.

Either way, as others have said, you need a connection to get in with them.
You must believe everything you hear... Did you know if you sign a blank cheque over to the uhh..... "bank of eurochevy" that you will have peace and enlightenment in your life until you die. I swear its real
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I know, I know. I'm just commenting on some of the things I hear coming from those I know in the industry. Not saying I believe any of it as I have no proof. I found it shocking that every person I know in the industry has one of these crazy far fetched stories to tell. Interesting coincidence.
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so how does this work? only select individuals get an application form?
and from there, that application is transferable?
this doesn't even make sense...
some people that work at the ports will hand them out and make a small fortune. lol. like i said, the whole thing is fucked.
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To all the longshore men go back to work !!
Since the job pays relatively well and such desirable amongst the whites then why are you guys on strike? I have shipments unable to be retrieved. I lose profits each day as you continue ur strike.

Maybe port of vancouver should really start thinking hiring other ethnicities that would happily be willing to work.
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To all the longshore men go back to work !!
Since the job pays relatively well and such desirable amongst the whites then why are you guys on strike? I have shipments unable to be retrieved. I lose profits each day as you continue ur strike.

Maybe port of vancouver should really start thinking hiring other ethnicities that would happily be willing to work.
The truckers that drive the containers that arrived to there next destination are on strike. They are not longshoremen.
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work in alberta so goddamn easy. man up and leave town.

by far the best decision i've made for my financial future.

i'm an electrician. aka glorified but overpaid labor.


same here i left GVRD and never looked back... i still live in van but i don't work in van i work in northern ab... if you want to work and you like to learn and work hard while making big bucks, up north is the way to go not just ab, its also northern bc too with all the oil sands, and different type of mines up there booming go early b4 its too late...

lol we should a revscene group for people that work up north in the -40 degrees of ab or bc
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To all the longshore men go back to work !!
Since the job pays relatively well and such desirable amongst the whites then why are you guys on strike? I have shipments unable to be retrieved. I lose profits each day as you continue ur strike.

Maybe port of vancouver should really start thinking hiring other ethnicities that would happily be willing to work.
lol the whites

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To all the longshore men go back to work !!
Since the job pays relatively well and such desirable amongst the whites then why are you guys on strike? I have shipments unable to be retrieved. I lose profits each day as you continue ur strike.

Maybe port of vancouver should really start thinking hiring other ethnicities that would happily be willing to work.
Failed for two reasons...

The truckers are on strike, not the labourers.

The racist comment. I could just as easily respond by saying those on strike typically represent visible minorities that are usually happily willing to work... But I won't, because that's a stereotype and not the right thing to day.
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Job applications are distributed to members only, they then turn around and sell them for small fortunes. People are paying for the applications, that doesn't mean they get the job, just the opportunity to apply for one.
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To all the longshore men go back to work !!
Since the job pays relatively well and such desirable amongst the whites then why are you guys on strike? I have shipments unable to be retrieved. I lose profits each day as you continue ur strike.

Maybe port of vancouver should really start thinking hiring other ethnicities that would happily be willing to work.
Gee whiz, so sorry that your profits are being hit so hard. If you're as baller as some of your pictures would indicate then you should be able to float your business through this trying time without issue.

Amongst the whites? LOL! Bonus points for the white comment as I almost kinda felt insulted. Being white I know how immune we are to racism so kudos for sort of getting my feathers russled.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:31 PM   #72
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Back on topic... it's really hard. My uncle is one, and so was my dad for a time back in the 70s and 80s when it was easier to get in. Nowadays you need really good connections, and even then it's no guarantee.

That said, if you think it is easy, good money you are misinformed. The only ones who make tons of $$ are the ones who put in insane amounts of overtime, night shifts, weekends, graveyard shifts... basically putting in 70+ hour weeks 365 days a year. Why have all that money if you're too dead on your feet to enjoy any of it?
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applications for surrey ports are out. they going from 20-40gs plus its a guarantee in, no lottery style picks.
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