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02 декабря, 23:10

7 Highest-Paid Players in the NHL This Season

According to Forbes, the 10 highest-paid NHL players will earn $132 million this season. Here are the 7 individuals leading the way in 2016-17.

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05 сентября, 13:04

Гонка серии NASCAR завершилась дракой пилотов

Гонка серии NASCAR на пикапах, проходившая в канадской провинции Онтарио на трассе Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, завершилась дракой. Шедший вторым Джон Хантер Немечек в последнем повороте перед финишем атаковал лидера гонки Коула Кастера, автомобили спортсменов столкнулись, после чего гонщики сошлись в рукопашной.

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11 февраля, 09:55

How To Crack Some Of The Most Common Safes With A Magnet And A Sock

How good is your safe? Maybe not as good as you think.   "Anything you buy in Home Depot, or any safe in Walmart, Costco, Staples, Canadian Tire -- it's all crap," Terry Whin-Yates (a.k.a. Mr. Locksmith) of Vancouver, Canada, said in a video posted online last week. "We can open them in less than 10 seconds."  Last year, security expert Jim Stickley showed how to open a hotel safe in less than two minutes. But with the magnet trick, it takes Whin-Yates about two seconds to access a popular type of safe he bought at Staples for $250:  "Different types of magnets will open up most hotel rooms, most inexpensive safes and most apartment buildings," Whin-Yates said in the clip. "There's very little security." Whin-Yates said he's been threatened with multi-million dollar lawsuits over his safe-cracking demonstrations.  "We have lawsuit parties now if someone's going to threaten me," he said in the clip. "It's kind of fun -- especially if you're right."   (h/t digg) Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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05 августа 2014, 16:24

Report: Sycamore Partners may bid for Sears Canada

Sycamore Partners is interested in making a bid for Sears Canada (NASDAQ:SHLD), according to the New York Post. Though Eddie Lampert started off with a deal target of $2B for the Canadian retain chain, Sycamore is likely to offer considerably less. Sears also has the option to sell off the Sears Canada stores piecemeal to major retailers such as Canadian Tire, Hudson's Bay, and Wal-Mart. Post your comment!

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23 июня 2014, 18:50

Cabela's to come out of its shell in Canada

Cabela's (CAB +0.4%) plans to speed up its expansion in Canada after starting off cautiously. The company says it has learned a lot about the local market through its four large-format stores. Cabela's will compete with Canadian Tire and Bass Pro Shops for sales from Canadian hunters and fishermen. Post your comment!

20 мая 2014, 13:56

Неожиданные вещи, которые использовались в качестве валюты

Неожиданные вещи, которые использовались в качестве валюты Источник перевод для mixstuff – MakD Мы привыкли считать денежными единицами либо бумажные деньги, либо монеты. Однако в разные эпохи, начиная с древности и заканчивая нашими временами, многими народами и государствами использовались необычные, а порою даже странные формы платежа, речь о которых пойдёт ниже: Камни Раи Эти огромные диски, похожие на каменные колёса, переправляли с острова Палау на остров Яп на каноэ и использовали в качестве местной валюты. Самыми ценными экземплярами считались те камни, в ходе транспортировки которых погибали люди. Соль Во времена Римской империи соль считалась весьма ценным продуктом. Даже английское слово «salary» («зарплата») произошло от латинского слова «salarium», которое означает «соль». Единицы и нули Самой известной цифровой виртуальной валютой на сегодняшний день являются биткоины, с помощью которых можно приобретать товары и услуги. Квитанции Как известно, первые бумажные деньги появились в Китае. Выглядели они как бумага формата А4 и выдавались как некий документ купцам. Использовались такие деньги, в основном, для обмена на их металлический эквивалент. Перец Как и соль в Римской империи, перец также использовался как предмет обмена и торговли. К примеру, правитель гуннов Аттила потребовал у осаждённого им Рима в качестве выкупа более тонны чёрного перца взамен на освобождение города. Бобровые шкурки Шкуры этих зверей выступали в качестве инструмента содействия развитию торговых отношений между Европой и коренными населением Америки, т.к. считались очень ценным продуктом. Ещё бобровые шкуры служили в качестве неофициальной валюты в Канаде. За одну шкуру бобра, например, можно было получить четыре ложки, два ножа или четыре литра бренди. Конопля В Америке до начала 20-го века коноплю выращивали на продажу: из неё вили верёвки, делали одежду, бумагу, паруса. Даже первый проект Конституции в Америке был написан на конопляной бумаге. Не удивительно, что листья этого растения использовались в качестве валюты: ею оплачивали сделки и платили налоги. Бусы Согласно легенде, голландские поселенцы выкупили остров Манхэттен у туземцев за бусы, оценённые в 1000 долларов. Кокаин В горах Колумбии есть районы, где легче расплатиться кокаином, чем настоящими деньгами. Крышки от бутылок В Африке есть особая валюта – крышки от пивных бутылок. Особенно крышки стали популярны после того, как пивоваренные компании начали печатать под ними бонусные призы. Купоны «Canadian Tire» В 1950-е годы в Канаде шли соревнования между компаниями за привлечение большего числа покупателей. Компания «Canadian Tire» предлагала своим клиентам особые купоны рекламной акции, которые выдавались как бонус при совершении покупки. Они могли быть использованы в качестве реальных денег в любом магазине «Canadian Tire». Также эти купоны принимаются как одна из форм оплаты в канадской версии eBay. QUID QUID расшифровывается как «квази-универсальная интергалактическая деноминация». Эти деньги, которыми можно будет расплачиваться в космосе, были разработаны кампанией «Travelex». Оленья кожа Наряду с бобровыми шкурами кожа оленя была одной из самых популярных денежных единиц в новом свете. На самом деле жаргонным словом «buck» (что означает «самец оленя») в Америке называют доллары, что, несомненно, связано с практикой хождения оленьей кожи в качестве денежной единицы. Толкушка Как бы странно это ни звучало, но толкушка для картофеля была формой древней валюты в регионе Бафия, где сегодня находится Республика Камерун. Например, жену можно было продать или купить за тридцать таких толкушек. Змеи народа Лоби Лоби были древними жителями Ганы. Чтобы защитить себя от ползучих гадов, они выковывали железных змей и верили, что они будут отпугивать пресмыкающихся. Железные змеи стали настолько ценным предметом культуры, что в конечном итоге стали использоваться в торговле и бартере. Кисси пенни До недавнего времени эти длинные железные палочки были ни чем иным как обычными деньгами во многих частях Западной Африки. Если хоть одна палочка была обломлена, то сделка аннулировалась, и только шаман во время специальной церемонии мог вернуть ей ценность. Зубы кита До принятия бумажных купюр на островах Фиджи для совершения покупок использовали зубы кита. Чтобы заверить местных жителей в ценности бумажных денег, власти приказали изображать на каждой из них зуб кита. Ножи Примерно 2500 лет назад ввиду дефицита денег один китайский принц позволил своим солдатам использовать ножи в качестве оплаты за товары. Моющее средство «Tide» Известное как «жидкое золото» чистящее средство «Tide» в преступном американском мире обменивают на дозу наркотика. Самая маленькая монета в мире Исторически самой маленькой монетой является серебряный четвертак Тара Виджаянагара в Индии, диаметров четыре миллиметра и весом 1,7 грамм. Самая большая монета в мире Канада выпустила самый большой кусок легального платёжного средства в мире. Эта монета достоинством один миллион канадских долларов на 99,999 % состоит из чистого золота и весит сто килограмм.

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08 мая 2014, 22:06

Канада: Canadian Tire продаст 20% акций одного из своих подразделений Bank of Nova Scotia за $459 мл

Канадская компания Canadian Tire, оперирующая одноимённой сетью магазинов товаров для дома, продаст 20% акций своего подразделения по оказанию финансовых услуг банку Bank of Nova Scotia за C$500 млн ($459 млн). Стоит отметить, что в рамках соглашения у банка останется возможность приобрести еще 29% бумаг данного подразделения в течение ближайших 10 лет.

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08 мая 2014, 16:11

Канада: Canadian Tire продаст 20% акций одного из своих подразделений Bank of Nova Scotia за $459 мл

Канадская компания Canadian Tire, оперирующая одноимённой сетью магазинов товаров для дома, продаст 20% акций своего подразделения по оказанию финансовых услуг банку Bank of Nova Scotia за C$500 млн ($459 млн). Стоит отметить, что в рамках соглашения у банка останется возможность приобрести еще 29% бумаг данного подразделения в течение ближайших 10 лет.

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28 января 2014, 00:25

Ice Truck — первый в мире автомобиль изо льда

 Канадская компания Canadian Tire из Онтарио показала первый в мире автомобиль изо льда. Как ни странно, но ледяной пикап не являлся самостоятельным изобретением, а послужил стендом для новой технологии компании. Ни для кого не секрет что зимы в Канаде суровые и морозные. Инженеры из Canadian Tire это отлично понимают и разработали новую аккумуляторную батарею  MotoMaster […]

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31 декабря 2013, 09:36

Лед на колесах

Теги: Реклама дня Производитель автомобильных аккумуляторах Canadian Tire показал, как их продукция работает в условиях сурового холода.

11 сентября 2013, 17:30

Канада: Canadian Tire планирует провести IPO своего инвестиционного траста недвижимости

По сведениям из осведомленных источников, канадская компания Canadian Tire, оперирующая одноимённой сетью магазинов товаров для дома, планирует привлечь около C$260 млн ($251 млн) или C$10 за каждую бумагу путем проведения IPO своего инвестиционного траста недвижимости. Стоит отметить, что проведением IPO займутся банки Royal Bank of Canada и Imperial Bank of Commerce.

02 сентября 2013, 03:05

Scottish households 'would be £2,000 better off if voters reject independence'

George Osborne to argue that remaining in the UK would boost real incomes in Scotland by 4% over the next 30 yearsScottish households will be about £2,000 better off and freer to work and trade with the rest of the UK if voters reject independence, George Osborne will claim on Tuesday.In a speech to oil industry executives in Aberdeen, the chancellor is expected to argue that Scotland would enjoy far greater benefits from staying within the UK economy than by putting a new border in place after independence.Osborne is also due to release a paper from the Treasury estimating that remaining within the UK would boost real incomes in Scotland by 4% over the next 30 years, equivalent to £5bn in cash terms, through extra trade, labour migration and cross-border investment.The paper suggests that even under EU trade rules, a new border would introduce regulatory, tax and legal differences that could cut trade between Scotland and the rest of the UK, currently worth £85bn, by as much as 80%. Labour migration might fall from about 40,000 people a year to as few as 10,000.In a conclusion provoking derision from the Scottish government, the paper says even if the two countries share sterling and the Bank of England, as first minister Alex Salmond proposes, there would be a significant drag on growth for Scotland.It will state: "Replacing the current relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK with a relationship similar to that of euro area member states would create significant headwinds to Scottish growth."Salmond and the Scottish government insist that independence would have immediate and significant economic benefits, allowing it to tailor its taxes and investment policies to domestic needs and benefit Scottish businesses.Nicola Sturgeon, the deputy first minister, said the chancellor's claims about the long-term economic benefit of the union were laughable, given that the Institute of Fiscal Studies had said Osborne's austerity drive would cut each British household's income by £1,800 by 2015.Describing the Treasury figure as a "fantasy promise", Sturgeon said: "People are growing increasingly tired of the no campaign's 'Project Fear' approach and will not take kindly to being lectured by a deeply unpopular Tory chancellor."A majority of people in Scotland want to see economic decisions taken in Scotland for Scotland, not by Westminster governments that Scotland did not vote for."As an independent country, in a single market not just with the rest of the UK but with the European Union – a position threatened by Westminster – we will finally be able to make our own decisions, to support our key industries, our workforce and to counteract the economic imbalance caused by London-based economic policy."Scottish ministers also point to Scotland's significant inward investment record under Salmond's leadership. It is now the UK's second most successful region for foreign investment, after London and the south-east.UK ministers counter that these investments take place because Scotland shares in the UK's open and heavily integrated markets, and are helped substantially by the UK's international diplomatic reach and influence.The Treasury report, the latest in a series of analyses by Whitehall civil servants challenging the merits of independence, argues that international experience proves that even a loose and open border like that between the US and Canada stifles trade.One study estimates that trade between neighbouring US and Canadian states is 44% lower than it would be without a border. Canadian provinces trade 20 times more with other Canadian provinces than they do with neighbouring US states.It is also expected to produce similar evidence of a "border effect" on German trade with its immediate neighbour Austria, which shares close ethnic and language ties with Germany and is also part of the EU.Scottish independenceScottish politicsScotlandGeorge OsborneEconomic policyAlex SalmondScottish National party (SNP)Nicola SturgeonSeverin Carrelltheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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09 мая 2013, 18:46

Canadian Tire plans C$3.5 billion REIT, shares soar

(Reuters) - Canadian Tire Corp , best-known for its namesake automotive and homeware stores, said it plans to create a C$3.5 billion ($3.5 billion) real estate investment trust through an initial...

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09 мая 2013, 16:09

Canadian Tire says it plans to create a C$3.5B ($3.49B) real estate investment trust through an initial public offering later this year. The company says it will hold 80% to 90% of the REIT.

Canadian Tire says it plans to create a C$3.5B ($3.49B) real estate investment trust through an initial public offering later this year. The company says it will hold 80% to 90% of the REIT. Post your comment!

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20 апреля 2013, 20:31

BlackBerry Scores With This Huge Corporate Order

BlackBerry reclaimed some ground in corporate sales this week after Canadian Tire announced it was buying 3,000 devices...

10 апреля 2013, 20:17

Deborah Nixon: Do Teens Need to Network to Get a First Job?

My son couldn't wait to turn 16 because it meant he could finally get a job. On his birthday, last November, he started applying to companies. He has a strong work ethic; it must come from being raised by an entrepreneurial mother. He has seen me work hard, make my own luck and persevere in the face of adversity. I always taught him to never give up, to keep on trying and to be positive. He has a pet-sitting business which he started when he was eight. He has been a volunteer coach for his swim team. He is a good kid, well groomed and well mannered. He's always on time, is very reliable and wants to work. What more could you ask for? Apparently, you need more than that. My son has applied to McDonalds three times, Tim Hortons twice, KFC, Cineplex twice, No Frills, Loblaws, golf courses (to do anything), coffee shops, Canadian Tire, FreshCo, Pizza Pizza, Wonderland, and City of Toronto. He got an interview at Wonderland, took the math proficiency test and scored high marks. He was streamed into an interview for a job hawking games. Right there and then, he was told to audition. This was his first interview and I'm not sure he knew what a game hawker did. He flunked that. Given that he did well in the math test, he expected he would be interviewed for a job as a cashier or in one of the gift shops. But he was told better luck next year. In my quest to understand this odd situation, I began asking young people how they got their jobs. At Cineplex, the young ticket seller told me that he applied online. He was 16. At my local FreshCo, he handed his resume to the manager. He never got a call but there have since been new teens working there. The local McDonalds has had significant staff turnover. My son applied last year during the McDonalds national day of hiring. After his interview at the local store, he received a special code inviting him to apply online. That opportunity vanished into the ether along with the others. He never heard back from them, although he applied online twice after that. So what's going on here? What I keep hearing from people is that my son is lacking the most essential of life skills -- the powerful network. I have always believed in letting kids make it on their own. I vowed I would never be a helicopter parent, hovering over my precious offspring's every move and shielding him from life's tough lessons. I sent him out to the work world to learn its workings and mature from that process. What better lesson, I thought, than to learn what a jungle it is out there. Little did I realize that it wasn't a jungle but had turned into a glorified networking event. Time and again, I've been told that you have to know someone, that you have to have connections. Where does a 16-year-old get connections other than have parents make the connections for you? What happened to the philosophy of independence and striking out on your own? My son wants me to level the playing field for him and use my contacts. I can't say that I blame him for making that request. My son is feeling defeated by the job market and by how unresponsive these organizations are. I admit that I'm feeling defeated as well. I also worry about his future and the future of others like him. When I was his age, I simply walked into a few stores and asked for a job. I usually got one. My parents weren't involved and I certainly didn't need to be connected. Should my message to my son be to place less emphasis on getting good grades and doing good community work and more on knowing good people -- the ones who are connected? Is my son now to spend his teen years learning the fine art of networking so he can gain advantage over others? We hear endless pronouncements from governments and the private sector about supporting youth, advising them to get out there and learn the needed skills for the future economy. What is the point of that if you then throw a huge barrier to these students when they want to go out there, make a contribution and gain independence? The private sector is always trumpeting their youth initiatives... are these for the select few? It seems that we are creating a culture where those kids who are being coached and helped due to their connections are moving forward. The other kids who are trying to make it on their own, without help, are coming up against endless doors being slammed in their faces. Actually, they aren't being slammed because they aren't even being opened a crack.

11 марта 2013, 14:31

Why Is This The Quitting Generation?

By the time Kai Nagata got out of the pool, the iPhone on his towel was vibrating out of control. A half hour earlier, before taking a night swim in July, 2011, at a public park in Kitchener, he had tweeted the following: After careful reflection, I've decided to leave my job at CTV. You can read more at www.kainagata.com— Kai Nagata (@kainagata) July 8, 2011 He linked it to his website, where he posted a 3,000-word manifesto explaining his resignation as the media company's Quebec bureau chief. The post – a musing on the moral shortcomings of TV journalism ("there was a growing gap between the reporter I played on TV, and the person I really am and want to become") – went viral. After publishing it, Nagata began receiving constant tweets, text messages and e-mails, some deriding him as a coward, others lauding him as a hero. By the time he had reached his next destination, London, Ont., and met a friend at a bar, his phone had died because of the non-stop vibrations. In the next few weeks, Nagata would receive 1,000 e-mails, 2,500 Twitter messages and 1,500 comments on his post, not to mention retweets from the likes of Margaret Atwood and Roger Ebert and personal e-mails from Elizabeth May and Michael Ignatieff. Nagata hadn't just quit his job at CTV, he had become the poster boy for the debate around Millennial attitudes towards the workplace. Millennials, loosely defined as those born after 1980, aren't afraid of quitting their jobs (full disclosure: I am one). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Generation Y is expected to stay in jobs for just over two years, about half the amount of time spent by the current average worker. Seventy per cent of recent graduates reported leaving their first jobs within two years, according to Experience.com's recent "Life After College" survey. While this tendency to flee may seem baffling -- considering that young people graduated into a job market devastated by the 2007-2008 financial downturn and are increasingly taking on more student debt -- economic turmoil actually helped spawn a generation of quitters. Many Millennials are forced to take jobs outside their field of study with which they quickly grow impatient and leave at the next best opportunity. Remember, this is a generation that has no company loyalty and was raised by boomer parents who told them "you can be whatever you want to be." Financial turmoil is just a bump on the road to the dream job they deserve. Story continues below slideshow When Rema Gouyez graduated from journalism school in 2011, she was terrified. She kept hearing from professors and journalists how it was the worst time to be job hunting. And they were right. Millennials were the group hit hardest by the latest recession, whose effects still taint the job market. According to #GenerationFlux, a study released last year by Community Foundations of Canada, more than half the jobs that disappeared during the economic downturn were for Millennials aged 15 to 24, and the youth unemployment rate is now 14 per cent compared with 11 per cent before the recession. A recent survey of Millennials commissioned by HuffPost Canada found that the generation's biggest challenges was the ability to find a quality job. Meanwhile, student debt levels continue to grow – in 2010, almost 60 per cent of university grads owed an average of $20,000 to 30,000 in debt. Gouyez, who was born in Britain, was even worse off: she had the Canadian equivalent of $50,000 in debt from the City University London and was having no luck finding work in her field. Her mother, a Moroccan immigrant who worked her way from a cleaner to a biomedical scientist after coming to Canada, was "a bit of a snob" about jobs. She would tell her daughter: "I don't want you to do anything you're not good enough for," which to Gouyez was looking increasingly more likely. After applying for jobs in London, she decided it would be easier to find a journalism job in Toronto, where she had done an exchange during her third year at school. That was just as hopeless. After a few months, Gouyez had heard nothing back, until a friend offered to help her land a job as an event planner for the historic distillery district in downtown Toronto. Gouyez jumped at the opportunity. "It wasn't even a case of I thought I could enjoy it," she said. "It was literally just to be able to pay the bills." According to #GenerationFlux, a third of 25 to 29-year-olds with a college or university degree move into low-skilled occupations after graduating, though they rarely stay in them for long. Although Gouyez at least wasn't working at McDonald's, after four months she grew bored of organizing events for small corporate clients, booking rooms and co-ordinating menus. "Once I learned [the work], there was nowhere to progress," she said. "I was losing my mind and thought ‘I can't do this anymore.'" Her mom was also hounding her to "stop wasting her time," so after four months, Gouyez started a job search, applying for three jobs a week. After two months, all she had got was an interview at a fashion magazine. Desperate, when an opportunity came up to be the marketing co-ordinator for a boutique merchant bank that funds resource projects, Gouyez took it. "I had no interest in the mining industry," she said, "but I thought it would be a great stepping stone into a marketing position. I just wanted that title on my résumé to further my career." She "hated it" and quit after three months to work as the digital marketing co-ordinator at Benefit Cosmetics, where she has been since July 2012. That's three jobs in just over a year and a half. Rema Gouyez is now working in her third job in a year and a half For many Millennials, giving themselves the pink slip is a golden ticket to career growth. According to research done last year by the Harvard Business Review, 95 per cent of high achievers around the age of 30 leave companies after 28 months and regularly watch for potential employers. Instead of staying at companies that dictate after how many years an employee can be promoted, get a raise and – gasp! – from where and for how long they must work, Gen Y simply looks for a new opportunity. With every career jump she has made, Rebecca Thorman has received a minimum 20 per cent wage increase (a typical raise is 2-to-3 per cent). Like hipster fashion, her résumé is cool because it is mismatched: Her first job after graduating in 2005 from interior design and environmental studies from a college in Madison, Wisc., was at an eco-consulting firm where she had interned. She lasted half a year before her next job as a fundraiser at St. Vincent de Paul. Thorman then decided she wanted to apply as the organization's development director, but her bosses said that at 21, she was too young. Wrong answer. Rather than wait, Thorman quit to work as executive director at Madison Magnet, a networking group of young professionals and a company that thought she was old enough for the title. In the past four years, Thorman has switched jobs twice more, first to work as director at Alice.com, an e-commerce site for household products, and most recently at Speek.com, a D.C.-based company that manages conference calls. "I've built a portfolio career because I don't perceive the employer as loyal anymore," she said. "I've taken that loyalty upon myself rather than rely on an employer that could care less about me or an elusive dream job to give me satisfaction." It wasn't supposed to be this dramatic. Two days before quitting his job, Nagata pulled out of his driveway in Quebec City to begin a six-week road trip during which he would contemplate his future. He had asked his boss for a leave of absence since after two years in the broadcast world – first at CBC and then at CTV – Nagata was feeling burned out. The then 24-year-old had started working in the industry soon after graduating in 2008, and caught a series of lucky breaks that eventually resulted in the job running political coverage from Quebec City. But Nagata had slowly been building up to a breaking point – exhaustion from overtime, deadline pressures and physical demands (he once herniated a disk in his back and was off the job for six weeks) and mental frustration with the way the corporate agenda of his company determined which stories were covered and how. Objectively, it was a dream job, but Nagata didn't feel right about his work. He had been driving on the highway for two hours in his 2007 Ford Ranger when his cellphone rang. It was his boss, calling to inform Nagata that he no longer had a six week leave of absence. CTV was no longer comfortable allowing him to soul search with no assurance he would stay with the company. Nagata had 72 hours to make up his mind. (Nagata's manager needed his decision in 72 hours.) After the call, he stared out on to the road and realized the corporate pressure made his decision easier: Did he want to work for a company that views its human capital purely as moneymakers? No. He thought about freedom. A life without HR and cubicles. As Nagata drove to his first stop in Gatineau, he contemplated how to make his exit. *** Believing that you would work for one company your entire career was the norm 30 years ago, but that was before "corporate" became such a dirty word. Growing up, many Millennials had family members who were affected by mass layoffs in the in the 1980s and 1990s and the erosion of benefits such as pensions, all of which planted the seed of distrust in youth. Stan Smith, who worked as the national director for Cross Generation Initiatives at Deloitte LLP for almost a decade, saw during a series of focus groups with 14 to 24-year-olds in 2006 how distrust of companies had spread like a pandemic among American Millennials. In both liberal-minded cities such as San Francisco and conservative places such as Greenville, S.C., all kids raised their hands when asked whether they had family members who had been laid off by companies. The kids said that, though they wanted to trust companies and ideally have multiple roles at one place, they were skeptical that employers could be loyal to them. "They had seen the way their grandparents and uncles and aunts were treated by corporations and they didn't like it," Smith said. "The pain it caused their families – they saw no reason to trust businesses." The fact that so few managers are willing to adapt in ways that accommodate Millennials' views means that Gen Y's negative attitude persists. INFOGRAPHIC: Expand There is no doubt that young people have high expectations of their workplace, a fact that often leads them to be dubbed "entitled." It's easy to mock this quest for meaning for its sanctimonious quality, epitomized by a line that Lena Dunham's character in the HBO series "Girls" delivers to her parents over a tense dinner: "...I am busy – trying to become who I am." Yet Generation Y has some concrete demands from the workplace that managers would be wise to heed. Smith's research found that 79 per cent of Millennials consider a "good" company to be one that invests in its employees, community and the environment. Forty per cent of North American MBA grads say they would sacrifice almost $14,000 a year to work at a company that prized corporate social responsibility, according to a study done by Stanford University. They also want to feel personally challenged. "A lot of workplaces just kind of put you into your spot in the system and expect you to stay there," Thorman said. "But I think Gen Y wants to have control and touch every piece of the workplace." The conflicts between Millennials and management have created a niche of literature filled with titles such as Motivating the "What's In It For Me" Workforce and >i?Not Everyone Gets a Trophy. According to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, 61 per cent of chief executives say they have trouble recruiting and integrating younger employees, a fact that does not surprise Smith. "Older bosses think they have to run a business and have no time to communicate with young people," he said. "They ask me how to work with kids, and I say ‘you have to talk with them.'" Beth N. Carver, a consultant who has delved into exit interviews, found the two biggest reasons young people leave their jobs are a lack of both training opportunities and mentors. When Craig Alexander, the senior vice-president and chief economist at TD (and a member of Gen X) interviews young people to work on his team of 13 economists, they inevitably ask about mentoring. While he has invested in coaching as a result, many managers that Alexander encounters are reluctant to invest in employees who are likely to leave. "My question is always: ‘What if you don't invest in these skills and they stay?'" he said. "If you only have them for a few years then you've had a smart person contributing to your output for several years. That's a better outcome than hiring someone mediocre who is going to stay with you for a long time." And a company's investing in those skills might lead to the unthinkable: a Gen Y employee might actually stick around. For the first time in her short career, Gouyez feels loyal to an employer. She now works as the digital marketing coordinator for Benefit Cosmetics, a job that satisfies many Millennial needs: "Before, I had managers yelling at me or telling me I'm doing this or that wrong," she said. "Here, I'm more like the manager of my own digital department. Knowing that is really encouraging and pushes me to work harder." She is allowed to show personality on the company's social media accounts and enjoys the positive work atmosphere – employees are given points for making each other laugh. When she thinks of career growth, it's within the company. As for Nagata, he is now working as a freelancer in his hometown of Vancouver and believes that leaving CTV was the best decision he has made. "The last year and a half has been a long, unbroken exercise in figuring out what I'm not good at," he said. "I can think with some realism now about what I want to do well and how I can apply that to my larger goals about who I want to be." He admits to having alienated some people in his profession with his blog post ("I burned ... no, I blew my bridges into the stratosphere," he said in a recent interview with Vancouver Magazine) but says most of the criticisms revealed people's own insecurities and anger. "I didn't like being used as ammo for tired attacks against young people for somehow being clued out to their own privilege or having the temerity to want to work for people they respect and respect them back," he said. "Just because most people don't find themselves in a position where they can make the decision to quit doesn't mean it's okay." Shortly after posting the blog, Nagata returned to Vancouver and became a writer-in-residence for the independent website the Tyee. He filmed a documentary that he released online about a blind lute player who jumped motorcycles. He grew a beard. He continued to maintain his website, where he voices the opinions he couldn't in mainstream media (see his ethical oil rap, for example). Late one morning on a weekday in January, Nagata was being picked up by his friend to shoot a film, the subject of which he refused to divulge. "I'm rattling around in a 1992 Ford Ranger with video equipment." he said. "It seems to be a theme in my life. Would I go back to an office job? Yeah. I mean, absolutely, if the conditions were right. I don't have some sort of philosophical opposition. If something comes along with people I respect and a job I think I'd be useful at then, yeah. Why not?"