Albertans said BC stood for “Bring Cash.” It’s not funny. If you drew an engineering salary in Alberta, you cannot afford to hire a BC Labourer. A completely ignorant BC Labourer, essentially a ditch digger, who will break all your tools and doesn’t even own a truck or tools, demands more than an engineer gets in Alberta. You could be the engineer who solves the problem posed by biofilm in the tar sands, yet they would rather keep meth addicts from BC to produce less than half the out put with 14 times the pay. Witness the Nexen Disaster where they sold the company to the Chinese for pennies on the dollar, and it was overpriced. Now it is all in shut down because hot lines were designed and built by crack/meth heads they didn’t have a drug test for. Safety Nazis would do all they could to ensure that only Crack heads and idiots could work there. Now instead of injuries they have fatalities and operations destruction from safety. There is a God. All the crack heads that used to be here have left for Alberta. They wrecked billions of dollars worth of oil reserves and created environmental disasters that will live in perpetuity.
There is a downside. Everybody thinks they are worth it when they are minimally competent. Ditch diggers with no shovel, and no digging. When you are paying for building a Swiss watch, you want a Swiss Watch grade job. Instead you get a half dug crooked ditch with a shzthead in the bottom demanding a raise for breaking two shovels.