Software developer life

I work at a fancy university and get paid poverty wages. I think I'm going to quit and move to another city so I don't have to live in a basement suite like I've failed at life. Man, this city is messed up. The corporations are bad too. They don't recognize how badly they pay people.


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The Sunshine Tax.

Apr 9, 2021 at 8:31pm

Tech wages are highest in Toronto but they’re still much lower than in many American cities or in other cities internationally. It’s not just Vancouver, it’s Canada.

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You've been duped.

Apr 9, 2021 at 8:37pm

Vancouver loves to fleece people for the "privilege" of living in Vancouver, but people will continue to come, because the rest of the country isn't Instagram friendly.

22 7Rating: +15

You’re right

Apr 9, 2021 at 10:34pm

This is one of the main reasons why Vancouver ranks so highly on the list of the most unaffordable cities in the world. It’s not just the fact that the real estate market is beyond insane. It’s also because the average salaries / wages are much too low in comparison to other expensive cities. Unless greedy employers get with the program and start paying people decent money, this city is going to completely lose the workers. I worked for peanuts too, in an industry where a very few people at the top make really good money, while the rest of us get paid very poorly. Salaried workers get shafted all the time too, where employers work it into their contracts that they won’t get paid overtime because it’s all part of the salary. I worked ridiculously long hours in a very demanding role with a ton of responsibility, but when I actually broke down the salary compared to the number of hours I worked, I was making less than $20 per hour. Most companies around are way behind when it comes to compensation.

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Canada in General

Apr 9, 2021 at 10:44pm

Is a problem for many things.

17 6Rating: +11

They know

Apr 9, 2021 at 10:45pm

Companies and corporations know they pay low in Canada. They also know they will keep doing so because suckers like you accept those jobs instead of walking out of the interview.
Do you know when things will change? When nobody accepts the jobs posted when they hear the low salaries. When companies get desperate because they can't hire anyone they want or need. That's when it will change.
The bigger question is: will all of you who complain hold out? Will all Canadians who are looking for jobs say "no" ? Are you financially able to play chicken with these companies? Or will you cave in, desperate and continue the cycle?
I think it's the latter, and thus everyone suffers. When everyone walks the walk about being fed up and not putting up with it anymore, that's when things will change. And , really, I don't believe in any of us.
No generation has done anything so far to prove me wrong.

24 6Rating: +18


Apr 10, 2021 at 12:15am

Is a disgrace of a city. Lowest tech industry wages in North America. and the cost of living is a joke

19 7Rating: +12


Apr 10, 2021 at 10:32am

Dust off your resume and start networking. The best time to get a job is when you’ve got a job. Companies are NOT loyal to their employees. So, neither should you.

20 4Rating: +16

Wow, really?

Apr 10, 2021 at 11:08am

I didn't realize that the wages could be so low for tech work at a University. Huh. I figured it must be at least 40 an hour. I believe the municipalities pay a lot more than that. Check out city employment, e.g. Vancouver, Port Moody, Surrey, North Van etc. Maybe better? Sure hope so.

14 6Rating: +8

I no longer

Apr 10, 2021 at 11:12am

see the benefits of living in Canada. For what we pay its not worth it.

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If things are so bad here

Apr 10, 2021 at 11:30am

How come most of the people in this world would like to live here? Anyways, you frustrated supposedly underpaid techies are missing your golden opportunity. Start another crypto. How about calling it 'BliptoCrypto' ... u can't miss :-)

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