In a tough economy such as the one Alberta has been experiencing the past couple of years due to falling oil prices, the job market has become filled with exceptional people.
When people were let go from their jobs, they may have received a six-month severance or a year, depending on the company that employed them, but eventually, they need to get back into the workplace.
That put a lot of quality people up for hire, but when the provincial economy does start to come around, as I believe it’s starting to do now, higher-paying jobs will become available to those people and that’s good news, despite losing some quality people.
If somebody is working for me and they can get back into an oil and gas job at twice the money, then I embrace that. It means the economy is better, people are more able to fend for themselves and their families.
Making money means they can buy more cars, clothes and homes and have more disposable income, which is good for everybody.
It will be great for the Alberta economy and great for the Canadian economy and I would be super excited if the people we hired had to leave because there are so many great jobs available.
You’ve established a bond with the people you hire and maybe, once they leave, those people are golfers and you may see more of them as customers.