On Victoria
Victorian Refugees

United States

#345 Mar 19, 2013
It is exactly because of the Victoria sluggish job market, slavish low pay, unsatisfying jobs everywhere, and the overwhelming cheapness, that many people are getting out of BC and going to Alberta and Saskatchewan with their oil, gas wealth. Someone joked about them never using toilet paper, instead they use money bills to wipe. BC as a province have bad policies that make people poorer, that comes out of capital city Victoria. Even the low end services jobs in Alberta and Saskatchewan pays a lot more than BC. Every BC political party are all incompetent. The BC people are incompetent.
playing gamers

Victoria, Canada

#346 Mar 19, 2013
I think everyone has experienced economic job market game players. They can't be reasonably figured out as they don't have any clear patterns. They happen to be how they are, whenever they are. It's too bad these types of dead wood are the ones placed in charge to make decisions. It really messes up the system and promotes inefficiency and dysfunction. They take forever to make no decisions, or make bad decisions, say you are under and over qualified at the same time, and then try to cheap you out at every turn. That is how Victoria, Vancouver Island, and BC operates as an incentive to attract talent, compared to like Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec. It must suck for BC to be the anus end of Canada, not the head?
Successful Ones

Victoria, Canada

#347 Mar 20, 2013
The people in Victoria have to leave to get opportunities to improve their lives and achieve their dreams. Victoria is so limited and limiting that it only teaches people to try to win the lottery to accomplish their goals. Any other way just hardly ever exists in Victoria and Vancouver Island. The cheapo wages will get to evaporate even more when all the taxes, fess, government levies finish you off. You won't have any crumbs remaining.
BC Gene Pool

Victoria, Canada

#348 Mar 21, 2013
Calgary was named Canada's best city to live in on a recent Yahoo News article. Victoria never even get close to a mention in these prestige lists. Calgary has higher wages and lower taxes and expenses across all categories while Victoria is the total opposite. Calgary is young, energetic, enthusiastic, happy, happening, while Victoria is old, lethargic, dopey, frustrating, sullen, gloomy, and definitely mostly not happening. Oh sure, Victoria does sometimes do get a hit by accident, but it is not consistent. Tourism Victoria is installing tourist info booths in Calgary to get more people to visit Victoria on vacations. Yes, make sure you "VISIT" Victoria. Living here is an entirely different experience. Victoria has the potential to become another Calgary and Edmonton, but it stubbornly choose not to ascend to a higher existence.
I See

Victoria, Canada

#349 Mar 22, 2013
Victorian Refugees wrote:
It is exactly because of the Victoria sluggish job market, slavish low pay, unsatisfying jobs everywhere, and the overwhelming cheapness, that many people are getting out of BC and going to Alberta and Saskatchewan with their oil, gas wealth. Someone joked about them never using toilet paper, instead they use money bills to wipe. BC as a province have bad policies that make people poorer, that comes out of capital city Victoria. Even the low end services jobs in Alberta and Saskatchewan pays a lot more than BC. Every BC political party are all incompetent. The BC people are incompetent.
Reading all the job really wanted ads from various educated, talented, outgoing, cool, enthusiastic people from the Victoria area looking for any kind of jobs related or unrelated to their schooling at any level of higher or even low pay is really pathetic and sad. This just proves even more that Greater Victoria really sucks for jobs, careers, wages, economics, and the social culture. If any of you aren't currently living in Victoria, continue to go somewhere else or end up like these people. However, that is ok, if poverty, social-employment-economic frustration is your kind of kink. What you like in your own time is none of my business.
Jason B

United States

#350 Mar 25, 2013
Victoria is unusual. The place seems like a nice place when you are on vacation for a short time. Some of the locals tell me they detest the long term living standards of the metro area. They mention the cheap jobs, pay, promotions, social life, contentment are all fairly low. There are many people who are educated and skilled forced to work below their qualifications because their are not enough to go around and the stingy employers don't want to pay to hire any good staff at all. It is not something the others will tell you in an honest, upfront way. The truth is beneath the surface.
Stop This Ride

Victoria, Canada

#351 Mar 25, 2013
This city is a crazy carnival ride that just won't stop. The same things just keeps repeating over and over again. It doesn't even repeating the small measure of the good stuff. The frustrating bad stuff just keep going on in perpetuity. Stop this ride because I want to leave.
Clown Town

United States

#353 Mar 26, 2013
j smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Victoria is a lovely place to live and work. Its not the place that sucks, it what you make of it living there. Good thing you left because we don't need whinners here.
Yeah, Victoria is such a lovely and contented place that everyone wants to leave. Even Victoria people born and raised in Victoria wants to leave at first opportunity. The only good thing about the region is the weather and scenery, and even that is getting a little stretched thin lately. The social, culture, attitudes, people, sad sack jobs, slave wages, lack of prospects, backwards politics, moronic policies, poor ass lives makes the place less then perfect or even desirable. Another born and raised Victorian text my other that he wants to move to Edmonton Alberta, away from BC and lame ass Victoria.
Plz Shoot Me Im Victoria

Victoria, Canada

#354 Mar 27, 2013
Clown Town wrote:
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Yeah, Victoria is such a lovely and contented place that everyone wants to leave. Even Victoria people born and raised in Victoria wants to leave at first opportunity. The only good thing about the region is the weather and scenery, and even that is getting a little stretched thin lately. The social, culture, attitudes, people, sad sack jobs, slave wages, lack of prospects, backwards politics, moronic policies, poor ass lives makes the place less then perfect or even desirable. Another born and raised Victorian text my other that he wants to move to Edmonton Alberta, away from BC and lame ass Victoria.
Living long term in Victoria is such a social, economic, political grind, and not even a good grind. The monotony, limitations, lowered IQ, and overall lack is just crushing. Many would like to go away to partake in the successful bounty of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, but economics, family, and other matters force them to stay prisoners on Vancouver Island. The BC Ferries between Vancouver Island and Mainland British Columbia should be renamed "The Prison Transport". You are not likely to get off the island after you are dropped off.
no contentment

United States

#355 Mar 30, 2013
You will have no friends, money, jobs, social life as a newbie in Victoria because you are not part of the connected clique. Some of the long term locals don't have any either due to the uptight, cheap, crazy culture.
Slower Progress

Canada

#356 Apr 3, 2013
The Victoria metro area have a lot of talent and resources to be just as or even more successful and possibly wealthier than Edmonton and Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon. Victoria on Vancouver Island is right on the ocean shipping, trade routs whereas the other cities are land locked in the middle of Canada on the prairie plains. All this potential for greatness is consistently wasted due to the overly environmental, paranoid, cheap, unambitious, slacker, poverty loving, inefficient, success hating attitudes and world view. You can't attract and keep top talent by appealing to the lowest levels and the cheapest crap. Victoria is too dumb and slow to appreciate billions of dollars in oil, gas, and other wealth and power like their prairie smarter and faster cousins.
officials are high

Victoria, Canada

#358 Apr 6, 2013
The TV news said all Canada is experiencing a economic slump as unemployment rates climb. Even hot Alberta is cooling off a little with only Saskatchewan continuing to climb higher in its hot job market. BC has slipped even farther down. When the economy was doing hot, BC was still not as good as Alberta. Victoria barely warm when Edmonton and Calgary was smoking hot. Victoria can't compete because it is too cheap, slow, and mental. The best day in Victoria can't compete with the worse day in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, etc. Keep that in mind when you decide where to go.
Not That Good

Victoria, Canada

#359 Apr 6, 2013
Oh, that is just great! The life and times in Victoria and BC was not that great even in the best times. Now it seems to have gone down even more! That just sucks and it keep on going on. I so agree with the others who observed that Victoria and the other British Columbians just seem to be incapable, incompetent, and totally void of common sense like Alberta, Saskatchewan, and some of the other provinces. What is this? Is there something in the BC air, water, food, or genetic code that makes them dumb? Victoria and BC always seem to arrive a day late and a dollar short.
under performer

Victoria, Canada

#360 Apr 7, 2013
Yes, Victoria has the potential to be more than it is now, but the culture is forcing it to be less than what it is. That really sucks!
District 9

Victoria, Canada

#361 Apr 8, 2013
This is so funny. One of my friends made a comment about Victoria being comparable to the Alien Slum Ghetto "District 9", in the movie District 9. Downtown Victoria is full of the seedy underside of society, street hookers, dope dealers, street bums, addicts, mental patients, and other assorted dead beat freaks roaming about and bothering the more fine upstanding citizens. The farther out in the suburbs you go, the more sane, well behaved, and wealthy people are. This is the pattern of development for most cities.
tinkerbell

Maple Ridge, Canada

#362 Apr 9, 2013
People in Victoria are soooo boring. They have no sparkle, no animation, nothing interesting to say, and are totally lacking animation. Yecchhh!!! And yet it's the capital city of a large, wealthy province. The local media should play a much bigger role in edging Victoria out of its boring complacency! Grow up Victoria! Get some game!
Correction Needed

Fremont, CA

#363 Apr 9, 2013
tinkerbell wrote:
People in Victoria are soooo boring. They have no sparkle, no animation, nothing interesting to say, and are totally lacking animation. Yecchhh!!! And yet it's the capital city of a large, wealthy province. The local media should play a much bigger role in edging Victoria out of its boring complacency! Grow up Victoria! Get some game!
Correction Tinkerbell, Victoria is the capital city of a former rich Canadian Province. Decades of stupid BC mental culture and politics have lead BC down the path to decline and mediocrity. BC Liberal, NDP, Conservative, Green, Social Credit have all failed BC in achieving and maintaining success and prosperity, unlike like Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec. The retarded cultural attitudes caused BC to always miss the opportunities and party. BC people and their representatives are systemically incompetent, incapable, clueless, blocked, crazy as the Batman Joker, and possibly genetically unable to acquire common sense, unlike the mentioned provinces and culture. BC will never ever become successful like them unless the entire BC province gets a lobotomy brain surgery. It needs a total reprogram starting at the head, Victoria BC.
nothing

Victoria, Canada

#364 Apr 12, 2013
Many people in Victoria have to work at jobs below their skill level and pay grade because there is nothing for them, not enough of anything to go around. The political system, economics system, social system all supress people and they are not likely to go anywhere. The place is dead end. They are economically trapped on Vancouver Island and can't leave easily. Don't even go and live there if you don't have to. Your finances, contentment, social life, sanity will thank you.

Since: Apr 13

Victoria, Canada

#365 Apr 16, 2013
Another thread of people dumping on Victoria!
Look, if Victoria doesn't work for you, fine, I understand that its not for everybody. There may not be the jobs here that match your training or education - which means you didn't prepare yourself for a working career in Victoria!
So what's your problem? Do you have an anchor tie to your butt?
We do have an airport here you know, and a flight to one of these wonderful places you keep dreaming about like Edmonton or Calgary is really not that expensive. Go! Please! To the land of your dreams, and the best of luck to you.
strategy

Victoria, Canada

#366 Apr 16, 2013
Brexx wrote:
Another thread of people dumping on Victoria!
Look, if Victoria doesn't work for you, fine, I understand that its not for everybody. There may not be the jobs here that match your training or education - which means you didn't prepare yourself for a working career in Victoria!
So what's your problem? Do you have an anchor tie to your butt?
We do have an airport here you know, and a flight to one of these wonderful places you keep dreaming about like Edmonton or Calgary is really not that expensive. Go! Please! To the land of your dreams, and the best of luck to you.
The dumping create pressure and pressure can force some change by using stress. Complacency won't change even remotely if the system is not shocked awake. It is kind of like a high speed hockey puck to the head. The leaders and decision makers and their minions do monitor various social media. Just keep kicking the corpse until the dead body gets up and finally move.

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