A justification for continuing Site C construction was job creation. Reviews of Peace River Hydro Partners at INDEED.COM, a large aggregator of job listings, suggests the work provided may be of poor quality. Some of the critical items:
Welder Fabricator (Former Employee):
…people there get laid off as fast as they get hired. I wouldn’t say there very good job security.
Rock Truck Driver (Current Employee):
Terrible attitudes, favoritism, constant bickering whining and overall unprofessionalism on the radio all day, bring advil. Can’t wait to quit. Never worked in a more toxic environment.
Superintendent (Former Employee):
…Management on this project is extremely disconnected and constantly changing. Verbal and physical harassment in the workplace is a normal occurrence, and there is very little or nothing done about it.
Document Controller (Former Employee):
What a complete joke! No staff appreciation, disorganized, office politics at its highest. Basically if your one of the few local workers you will get treated like garbage. The camp workers are mostly from the Island, Calgary, South Korea or Spain.
If your a local workers you are ostracized. No room for advancement, no long term stability about every 4 months they seem to have layoffs. Extremely clicky office lots of drama poorly managed don’t waste your time.
Office Worker (Former Employee):
…I would strongly suggest thinking twice before you say yes to a toxic environment like PRHP.
Payroll Clerk (Former Employee):
No one treated you with respect, people were always trying to find reasons to get you or other coworkers fired. No matter what job you preformed, you were never given assurance that you did well.
Equipment Operator (Current Employee)
Worst place I have ever worked!! No direction. No support. Zero safety. Zero advancement. Zero training. Complete gong show. No communication. Horrible and toxic environment.
Field Engineer (Current Employee):
This project is behind schedule and over budget – always in a state of frenzy, there is no time for training or even taking time to do work properly. Management takes no responsibility, does not provide direction or support for staff; but has no problem firing and re-hiring on a whim.
PRHP has a revolving door of employees coming and going; the HR email notices of people being dismissed are constant and never ending. Employees/People are simply not valued here.
This is a toxic work environment, where staff are backstabbing each other in hopes to keep their own positions, instead of trying to work together as a team. This is a direct result of the constant overhanging threats of being fired, stemming right from upper management.
If you have health concerns or if you are working on site don’t get hurt… We barely have a safety team and our safety stats are appalling.
This great Canadian project loves to give away Canadian jobs to Foreign workers…
The NDP promoted its PowerBC program in the 2017 election. Had they been sincere, government would be keeping a promise to voters and they would now be preserving Peace River farmlands. Instead, they are destroying a valuable agricultural area. Government would be respecting rights of First Nations and protecting BC Hydro ratepayers.
In addition, the province would be stimulating growth of construction, maintenance, manufacturing and technology jobs for permanent residents in every region of the province.
Instead of good jobs in BC communities, Site C provides work of questionable quality to a mostly transient workforce employed by conglomerates from Spain (Acciona) and Korea (Samsung).
The above is from Motivated by greed, not by need, IN-SIGHTS, August 1, 2016
Unstable ground at #SiteC has already led to substantial cost overruns in early stages of construction. Labrador’s Muskrat Falls budget went from $6.2B to $12.7B. Will the Site C white elephant go well above $15B? #bcpoli
— Norm Farrell, SD44 Board Candidate (@Norm_Farrell) August 13, 2018
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