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(CBC)   Attention valued Timmy's customers: please use the INSTALLED drive-thru window. DO NOT create your own   (cbc.ca) divider line 39
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2014-08-12 06:29:46 AM  
TIMMAH!!
 
2014-08-12 06:33:33 AM  

Hawnkee: TIMMAH!!


HEY KOOL-A....TIMMAH!!
 
2014-08-12 06:35:01 AM  
That's why I always call it a drive-BY window... "drive-thru" window leaves too much room for interpretation.
 
2014-08-12 06:38:13 AM  
Is this the Country Kitchen Buffet?
 
2014-08-12 06:42:58 AM  
Maybe they were driven into a fit of road rage by junk food stores incessant and obnoxious insistence of ALLWAYS spelling "drive thru" "drive thru".
 
2014-08-12 06:55:43 AM  

bekovich: Maybe they were driven into a fit of road rage by junk food stores incessant and obnoxious insistence of ALLWAYS spelling "drive thru" "drive thru".


Almost as bad as people spelling ALLWAYS ALLWAYS.

Or did you do that on purpose?
 
2014-08-12 07:08:43 AM  
I did not. :( accidental misspelling is one thing, but lazy drive thru spelling really gets on my wick!
 
2014-08-12 07:23:20 AM  

LonMead: That's why I always call it a drive-BY window... "drive-thru" window leaves too much room for interpretation.


What a drive-by window may look like.

www.imfdb.org
 
2014-08-12 07:43:17 AM  
From the comments:
canada-lover-mon

maybe they didn't understand what the sign "drive threw" means.


Ah, you krazy Canuks and your silly signage.
 
2014-08-12 07:47:31 AM  

oneperson

@Sebastiano
That is NOT true~ where did you get that? The foreign workers do not put that money into the Canadian economy at all...they send that money home to their own country to support their families. Even their housing is provided when they are here, by the company that hires them. tim hortons and mcDonald's pay recruitment companies $2,000 for every foreign worker they bring!!!!


So, can we send our unemployed to Canada to work at McD's and Tim Hortons? And if Canada pays the US 2k for every one... tap tap tap. Click. Chrrrr.... checks total.... 4.5 million workers and good bye national debt. Doable!
 
2014-08-12 08:24:41 AM  
Old people, how do they work?
 
2014-08-12 08:27:47 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: oneperson

@Sebastiano
That is NOT true~ where did you get that? The foreign workers do not put that money into the Canadian economy at all...they send that money home to their own country to support their families. Even their housing is provided when they are here, by the company that hires them. tim hortons and mcDonald's pay recruitment companies $2,000 for every foreign worker they bring!!!!


So, can we send our unemployed to Canada to work at McD's and Tim Hortons? And if Canada pays the US 2k for every one... tap tap tap. Click. Chrrrr.... checks total.... 4.5 million workers and good bye national debt. Doable!


I think it's hilarious that people think that Tim Hortens and McDonalds would pay more for foreign workers if domestic workers were available.  The only 'unfair' advantage that the foreign workers have is over high school students who have complicated schedules and are not always available.  Otherwise someone that you don't need to pay a recruiting firm to hire, provide housing to, and jump through legal hoops to get into the country would be vastly preferable.

 So the real question is how farking terrible are Canadian workers if minimum wage employers cannot find enough domestic labor?
 
2014-08-12 08:39:10 AM  
My obligatory Timmy's photo,.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-12 08:51:45 AM  
Timmy Ho's - I've never heard it referred to as just Timmy's.

Odd.
 
2014-08-12 09:29:31 AM  
While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.
 
2014-08-12 09:35:30 AM  
As happy as I am to see my hometown on Fark...
 
2014-08-12 09:36:41 AM  

Egoy3k: So the real question is how farking terrible are Canadian workers if minimum wage employers cannot find enough domestic labor?


My sister in law has a culinary degree and took a job at McDonald's after the restaurant she was working in closed. She was there two months and they let her go along with four other employees and brought in workers from the Philippines. So basically it isn't a case of the workers being terrible it is that many employers are using the program to bring back the age old practice of indentured servitude. There are plenty of employers that don't want to pay what is required to attract a a domestic worker, who would want to drive for an hour out to a resort for minimum wage? So the the employer brings in people from overseas and sets them up in a home he owns and deducts the rent right off their pay the foreign workers have no say because they can be shipped back home so the employer gets his workers for nearly free. Ideally wages would move upwards to attract people to less than ideal shifts or to locations a bit out of the way or for seasonal work but instead employers have found this loophole and can go right on paying crap wages and claiming that they'd love to hire somebody domestically but there just isn't anybody willing to do the work.
 
2014-08-12 09:39:21 AM  
img4.wikia.nocookie.net

Timmy's Dad-like driving detected.
 
2014-08-12 09:41:35 AM  

baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.


WTF? I've seen lots expensive suits driving expensive cars through the drive through at Tim Hortens.
 
2014-08-12 09:57:25 AM  
i303.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-12 09:58:22 AM  

RTOGUY: Ideally wages would move upwards to attract people to less than ideal shifts or to locations a bit out of the way or for seasonal work but instead employers have found this loophole and can go right on paying crap wages and claiming that they'd love to hire somebody domestically but there just isn't anybody willing to do the work


So what you are saying is that McDonalds should pay more than minimum wage?  I don't think I agree with that.  I don't mind increasing the minimum wage and hell I'd even support a minimum income program in Canada but McDonalds doesn't ask their employees to do anything that is worth more than minimum wage.  I worked there in high School and it was a clean, safe, flexible, and above all else easy job. Don't get me wrong McDonalds and the like aren't saints but they aren't running a textile mill or a coal mine either.

You want to look at the real evildoers in the Canadian job market look at call centers.  They pay minimum usually, treat their workers like cattle, have some of the most stressed employees, and have zero obligation to remain in any location.  If the value of the dollar changes, or India builds a huge new call center, they are gone almost instantly because they have almost zero infrastructure to worry about losing.  They are also adept at getting forgivable government loans and preferential taxes any time they feel like extorting provincial and municipal governments for more money.
 
2014-08-12 10:01:56 AM  

Egoy3k: baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.

WTF? I've seen lots expensive suits driving expensive cars through the drive through at Tim Hortens.


I didn't say it was exclusive to LCD middle class Canadians. Just that there's a high likelihood that your neighbor Jethro is going to stop there on his way to his drywalling job in the morning after a night of drinking Bud and blasting Blake Shelton for the whole neighborhood to hear.
 
2014-08-12 10:05:03 AM  

baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.


I don't think people even know why they drink Tim Horton's coffee anymore, it's just kinda of ingrained in Canadian (and increasingly more American) culture.  McDonald's coffee is far superior.
 
2014-08-12 10:08:22 AM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net

Thank you, drive through.
 
2014-08-12 10:09:19 AM  

baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.

WTF? I've seen lots expensive suits driving expensive cars through the drive through at Tim Hortens.

I didn't say it was exclusive to LCD middle class Canadians. Just that there's a high likelihood that your neighbor Jethro is going to stop there on his way to his drywalling job in the morning after a night of drinking Bud and blasting Blake Shelton for the whole neighborhood to hear.


Oh so it's not exclusive to them but it's only offensive to you when blue collar people go through the drive through? Again WTF?
 
2014-08-12 10:14:47 AM  

Egoy3k: baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.

WTF? I've seen lots expensive suits driving expensive cars through the drive through at Tim Hortens.

I didn't say it was exclusive to LCD middle class Canadians. Just that there's a high likelihood that your neighbor Jethro is going to stop there on his way to his drywalling job in the morning after a night of drinking Bud and blasting Blake Shelton for the whole neighborhood to hear.

Oh so it's not exclusive to them but it's only offensive to you when blue collar people go through the drive through? Again WTF?


I'm not offended when *anyone* uses the drive through. I'm annoyed when some idiot thinks its OK to block entire lanes of traffic with his gigantic truck because the drive through line is filled to capacity and backed out onto the road.
 
2014-08-12 10:18:41 AM  

baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.

WTF? I've seen lots expensive suits driving expensive cars through the drive through at Tim Hortens.

I didn't say it was exclusive to LCD middle class Canadians. Just that there's a high likelihood that your neighbor Jethro is going to stop there on his way to his drywalling job in the morning after a night of drinking Bud and blasting Blake Shelton for the whole neighborhood to hear.

Oh so it's not exclusive to them but it's only offensive to you when blue collar people go through the drive through? Again WTF?

I'm not offended when *anyone* uses the drive through. I'm annoyed when some idiot thinks its OK to block entire lanes of traffic with his gigantic truck because the drive through line is filled to capacity and backed out onto the road.


So it's OK if a guy in a BMW blocks the road?  Is it OK if a guy in a truck blocks the road but he's upper class?  What about a bicycle?  Motorcycle?

How is it possible that you still don't understand what I'm calling you out over?
 
2014-08-12 10:20:59 AM  
What is it, Timmy? Did Lassie fall down the well?
 
2014-08-12 10:26:30 AM  

Egoy3k: baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.

WTF? I've seen lots expensive suits driving expensive cars through the drive through at Tim Hortens.

I didn't say it was exclusive to LCD middle class Canadians. Just that there's a high likelihood that your neighbor Jethro is going to stop there on his way to his drywalling job in the morning after a night of drinking Bud and blasting Blake Shelton for the whole neighborhood to hear.

Oh so it's not exclusive to them but it's only offensive to you when blue collar people go through the drive through? Again WTF?

I'm not offended when *anyone* uses the drive through. I'm annoyed when some idiot thinks its OK to block entire lanes of traffic with his gigantic truck because the drive through line is filled to capacity and backed out onto the road.

So it's OK if a guy in a BMW blocks the road?  Is it OK if a guy in a truck blocks the road but he's upper class?  What about a bicycle?  Motorcycle?

How is it possible that you still don't understand what I'm calling you out over?


Yes, I get it. You're a white knight for the common man and my seemingly classist statements have got your ire up.

I've never seen a BMW or motorcycle block the road. I commonly see giant trucks with "True Redneck" bumper stickers block the road. And only ever at Tim Hortons.
 
2014-08-12 10:56:23 AM  

baconbeard: Yes, I get it. You're a white knight for the common man and my seemingly classist statements have got your ire up.

I've never seen a BMW or motorcycle block the road. I commonly see giant trucks with "True Redneck" bumper stickers block the road. And only ever at Tim Hortons.



Seemingly? You called them "lowest common denominator lower middle class Canadians' with 'hyuck trucks'. Then speculated that they were all named Jethro and got shiatfaced then annoyed his neighbors the night before going to hang drywall.

Also you might want to look into the cost of giant trucks before you consider those guys lower middle class.
 
2014-08-12 11:02:38 AM  

Egoy3k: baconbeard: Yes, I get it. You're a white knight for the common man and my seemingly classist statements have got your ire up.

I've never seen a BMW or motorcycle block the road. I commonly see giant trucks with "True Redneck" bumper stickers block the road. And only ever at Tim Hortons.


Seemingly? You called them "lowest common denominator lower middle class Canadians' with 'hyuck trucks'. Then speculated that they were all named Jethro and got shiatfaced then annoyed his neighbors the night before going to hang drywall.

Also you might want to look into the cost of giant trucks before you consider those guys lower middle class.


I didn't say lower middle class. Those are your words. And I was specifically singling out a certain type of person, not attempting to paint the "lower middle class" with a broad brush as you so desperately want to believe.
On a typical day, how long does it take before your "outrage quota" is reached? And what happens if you can't find enough things to get outraged about?
 
2014-08-12 01:36:27 PM  

Egoy3k: So what you are saying is that McDonalds should pay more than minimum wage?  I don't think I agree with that.  I don't mind increasing the minimum wage and hell I'd even support a minimum income program in Canada but McDonalds doesn't ask their employees to do anything that is worth more than minimum wage.  I worked there in high School and it was a clean, safe, flexible, and above all else easy job. Don't get me wrong McDonalds and the like aren't saints but they aren't running a textile mill or a coal mine either.


Mcdonalds SHOULD pay more than minimum wage. Minimum wage isnt some baseline of what fast food should pay -- You have to be competitive in the labour market. Mcdonalds isnt some magical entity thats allowed to pay poverty line wages just because its flipping burgers. 

Working is worth more than minimum wage. If you want workers you have to pay the local rate -- you as a business arent entitled to labour at minimum wage regardless of your location. You cant start up a fast food business in rural alberta and demand to pay kids 10 bucks an hour when some machine shop will pay them 15 to sweep the floor. And then cry that you cant find employees when you dont want to pay them fair wages.  

How is a foreign worker program better than a subsidy to offset the high cost of labour?
 
2014-08-12 01:59:55 PM  

mikefinch: Egoy3k: So what you are saying is that McDonalds should pay more than minimum wage?  I don't think I agree with that.  I don't mind increasing the minimum wage and hell I'd even support a minimum income program in Canada but McDonalds doesn't ask their employees to do anything that is worth more than minimum wage.  I worked there in high School and it was a clean, safe, flexible, and above all else easy job. Don't get me wrong McDonalds and the like aren't saints but they aren't running a textile mill or a coal mine either.

Mcdonalds SHOULD pay more than minimum wage. Minimum wage isnt some baseline of what fast food should pay -- You have to be competitive in the labour market. Mcdonalds isnt some magical entity thats allowed to pay poverty line wages just because its flipping burgers. 

Working is worth more than minimum wage. If you want workers you have to pay the local rate -- you as a business arent entitled to labour at minimum wage regardless of your location. You cant start up a fast food business in rural alberta and demand to pay kids 10 bucks an hour when some machine shop will pay them 15 to sweep the floor. And then cry that you cant find employees when you dont want to pay them fair wages.


I'm not saying they are entitled to get labor at a fixed rate I'm just saying that the value of the work that McDonalds expects from their workers is about as minimum as it gets.  I'm not saying their workers are lazy or incapable of more complex tasks, only that McDonalds does not require it.

If 'working is worth more than minimum wage' then why isn't the minimum wage higher?  What would you say to a machine shop operator who couldn't get workers because all the kids are working for McDonalds to get the same wage for less work?  Not all work is equal and some work pays more than other work, and somebody is always going to get paid the minimum wage.  If I could get the salary that I collect now by working at McDonalds I would do it in an instant. No stress, no 50+ hour weeks without overtime, plenty of time to socialize, access to pot dealers, and all the bacon I could steal etc etc

How is a foreign worker program better than a subsidy to offset the high cost of labour?

Because we live in a country that will shrink if we don't bring in immigrants and TFW programs might help increase the number of immigrants that want to come here?
 
2014-08-12 02:38:34 PM  

Egoy3k: If 'working is worth more than minimum wage' then why isn't the minimum wage higher?


Because minimum wage is based on cost of living, Not the competitive quality of the job market. 

Egoy3k: What would you say to a machine shop operator who couldn't get workers because all the kids are working for McDonalds to get the same wage for less work?


Pay your workers better.

Egoy3k: Not all work is equal and some work pays more than other work, and somebody is always going to get paid the minimum wage.


Not true. Go to small towns in Alberta and NOBODY is making minimum wage. They cant keep people around because some small to medium business owner is willing to compete for the labour. 

Egoy3k: If I could get the salary that I collect now by working at McDonalds I would do it in an instant. No stress, no 50+ hour weeks without overtime, plenty of time to socialize, access to pot dealers, and all the bacon I could steal etc etc


You cant just expect every Mcdonalds to pay well -- but up in Fort Mac there were people moving out from ontario to work fast food jobs because they payed twice what you could get out east. Its a dumb move because the cost of living in places like that is outrageous. But it still drives home the point that you can do the same job for twice as much cash. In my home town the tims starts out pay at 13-15 bucks an hour. Thats a good chunk more than minimum wage. You have to consider things like the cost of living and the cost of local labour into your business.

Allot of the places in Canada that use foreign labour are not starved for employees -- they are starved for profit. You are not entitled to pay minimum wage just because you think thats what the effort of the work deserves. 

Egoy3k: Because we live in a country that will shrink if we don't bring in immigrants and TFW programs might help increase the number of immigrants that want to come here?


So why bring in foreign workers? Why not bring in immigrants? People who will raise families and buy property and pay taxes? Foreign worker programs are there so they can kick the people out of the country when they are done. Not so they can keep them around. There are ASSLOADS of people who want to come make a new home in Canada. 

The foreign worker programs are there for when you cant find skilled labour, or when you have huge seasonal labour demands the local economy just cant supply. Its not there as some cost cutting measure because you dont want to pay people the going rate.
 
2014-08-12 02:47:49 PM  

baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: Egoy3k: baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.

WTF? I've seen lots expensive suits driving expensive cars through the drive through at Tim Hortens.

I didn't say it was exclusive to LCD middle class Canadians. Just that there's a high likelihood that your neighbor Jethro is going to stop there on his way to his drywalling job in the morning after a night of drinking Bud and blasting Blake Shelton for the whole neighborhood to hear.

Oh so it's not exclusive to them but it's only offensive to you when blue collar people go through the drive through? Again WTF?

I'm not offended when *anyone* uses the drive through. I'm annoyed when some idiot thinks its OK to block entire lanes of traffic with his gigantic truck because the drive through line is filled to capacity and backed out onto the road.

So it's OK if a guy in a BMW blocks the road?  Is it OK if a guy in a truck blocks the road but he's upper class?  What about a bicycle?  Motorcycle?

How is it possible that you still don't understand what I'm calling you out over?

Yes, I get it. You're a white knight for the common man and my seemingly classist statements have got your ire up.

I've never seen a BMW or motorcycle block the road. I commonly see giant trucks with "True Redneck" bumper stickers block the road. And only ever at Tim Hortons.


Today's phrase of the day is "Confirmation Bias".

Inicdentally, and Just last week, I saw a jackass in a BMW cut into the middle of a drive thru line at Tim's because the guy in the F350 was courteous enough to not block the intersection.
 
2014-08-12 03:01:19 PM  

baconbeard: While I have nothing against the restaurant personally, it does seem to attract the lowest common denominator of middle-class Canadian society. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen entire lanes of traffic blocked because some no-mind in his gigantic hyuk-truck figured his need for a "double-double" outweighed all other considerations.


.

baconbeard: I've never seen a BMW or motorcycle block the road. I commonly see giant trucks with "True Redneck" bumper stickers block the road. And only ever at Tim Hortons.


They all seem to have those Toronto Maple Leafs vanity license tags on their SUVs, too.
 
2014-08-12 03:02:48 PM  

gregory311: Timmy Ho's - I've never heard it referred to as just Timmy's.

Odd.


Weird. I've never heard the Timmy Ho's thing in real life, only on Fark. It's always just Timmy's. Must be a regional thing.
 
2014-08-12 03:12:07 PM  

Resolute: Inicdentally, and Just last week, I saw a jackass in a BMW cut into the middle of a drive thru line at Tim's because the guy in the F350 was courteous enough to not block the intersection.


CSB:
That happened to me a while back -- (They installed a long driveway and a stop sign at the drivethrough to alleviate some of the problems) anyways -- when the guy who cut infront of me got to the window I heard the owner chastise the driver and told him not to do it again. Then the owner gave me a free coffee for not cursing the guy out.

 The line at Tims is always a wait at certain times of the day and i DO see people make a concerted effort to not block traffic. And you better believe Peace River is all working class and giant 4x4 oilfield pickups. For what its worth. I think people just like Tims in the morning and in the morning people are bleary eyed and not thinking as fast as usual...  

Man -- i havent had tims in months -- im going to murder me a 4 set of xtra large double doubles and some breakfast sammiches when i get out.
 
2014-08-12 09:22:38 PM  
To the Americans, remember, minimum wage in Ontario is $11 an hour. If you work full time, Tim Horton's offers health care benefits including vision, dental, and life insurance.

So, really, its a livable wage, not great, but you can survive.

I have never been exposed to this foreign worker argument, unless they are talking about foreign university students picking up a part times job.
 
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