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Bad. No culture. The culture of fear. 1930's msnagement. There answer is; "if you don't like it-Quit. There are lots of truck drivers/equipment operstors. There a 'dime-a-dozen'." This was really said at a 'Tool Box Meating", when questioned about safety.

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Get the ore out of the ground and get it to port. That's it.
They don't care about tbe condition of the equipment or the weather. If the seat is broken, drive the truck or equipment. If the Heater doesn't work; just operate the equipment. If you complain, you will get crappt shifts.

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Working " way beyond" the limits of machine and man/woman. Being made to haul 150 tonnes of ore 100km during an Acrtic Winter Storm, with 90km/h winds; with No Sand Trucks or Graders/Plow Trucks & Sanders on the road. 2 way radio is "spotty" in sections.

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Made to work in unimaginable weather conditions. If the Tote Rd. is closed you will be made to work outside in Arctic Snow Storm with 90 km/h winds. Remember if you get hurt, there is No way to get a person out in a snow storm. 1.5 hrs by 737 to Iqualuit.

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I worked there for 4 years. I would not go back. To dangerous. Only go back if they had a Union ( it's coming) and a Total change in Upper Management. Very high turnover rate. No experienced employee's. Some managers very hard headed. Will do anything for "the company". Do not stsnd up for employee's.

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Keep the flights on time and have mutual respect for all workers and managers.

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Dont just permote "yes" men permote people with integrity who have the courage to stand up and try to improve conditions.

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Yes there was but only after an accedent. Might have changed now.

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If you know someone, up there, weather in the company or a contractor,; you might get on quicker. Getting on with a contractor like York staffing, or Tretan, or other mine staffing companies will get you up there sooner. Working for a contractor, you will have to keep your nose clean, for 6 months to a year. Then you might get on with BIM. 50% to 70% turn-over rate.

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