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ft Mac or Saskatoon
« on: July 25, 2011, 07:44:21 PM »
so ive been given the choice of ft mac or saskatoon for my next job... just wondering which you guys would choose and why? they are both 3 year contracts and we have apartments rented in both places...  i was thinking saskatoon because i would be a resident and could partake in a whitetail hunt this fall.... let me know what you would do

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 08:11:18 PM »
Depends if money is the issue or quality of living.  Personally I can't stand Fort MAc but I imagine you will make way more money there.  Saskatoon is a pretty nice place and is growing pretty good.  It might be a pretty good investment to buy a house if you stay there and sell it when your done in hopes the market goes up?  Just a thought and my 2 cents

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 08:46:15 PM »
yeah we get a 3/hr raise wherever we decide to go so that doesnt matter... im thinking saskatoon will be alot cheaper to live... we get paid loa and im thinking it will go alot further in saskatchewan... ive never been to either place so its kind of an adventure for me either way

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 09:53:43 PM »
well im not much of a party goer so im not to worried about having to fight some drunk 18 year old tough guy... and if it did happen to come down to it im not afraid to grab a few necks and unleash my kung fu grip

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 10:13:37 PM »
I don't like Fort Mac much myself either, I think if I had the option I would choose Saskatoon.

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011, 10:25:49 PM »
I have worked on projects in both and really enjoy Saskatoon.  Just seems a little less isolated to me.  Both cities have their pluses and minuses but I like Saskatoon a little more.  COuld be because I am in the middle of a project there right now and a second one starting in November, great place to do business right now.

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 10:30:51 PM »
Saskatoon is a great City.  I would do it alone just for the whitetail resident chance as you mentioned, although my real reasoning would be for archery mulies south west of Saskatoon.  Walleye fishing is awesome from shore in town too, with a real shot at 12 to 13 pound fish, especially in the fall.  A flight to Edmonton is the same as Fort Mac, and the drive is about the same, plus you don't have to deal with all the idiots driving to Ft.Mac and back either.  Twin Hwy all the way.  I would buy a place out there myself, things are just getting better and better out there for property values in my opinion.  You are about an hour and a half from Last Mountain or Diefenbaker Lakes, about 2.5 hours from Nipawin, and they have elk hunting up there too.  The area around Saskatoon is primitive weapons, and you can get a buck tag for the south, and the north part of the province as a resident.  She's a no brainer!



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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 10:31:11 PM »
Not sure where you are in your life either but if your young and having kids still then I would think family life in Saskatchewan would be better as a thought as well.  Also there is way more to hunt there than in Fort Mac  My 2 cents

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 10:50:06 PM »
I commute to Da Mac,this place sucks big time but the money is good...

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011, 11:35:38 AM »
To me its not even a choice! The only way I go to Ft.Mac is if there is no option. You have an option take it and run. Ive worked many years in Ft.Mac and it sucks. Try and get a flat tire fixed there in the winter, its easier to drive to Edmonton and get it fixed. Same as if your truck breaks down. My company sends a truck and trailer up as it easier to get it hauled back to our dealers in Bonnyville or Leduc to get it fixed then it is to get it in up there. Also next to impossible to get into a resturaunt other than Mcdonalds from 5pm till 9pm during the busy months.
Then you have to deal with the traffic. Its worse than rush hour in the big cities when every one leaves town heading for the various projects around.

Like I said if there is an option to work elsewhere I would take it. Even for a couple bucks an hour less.

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 05:37:57 PM »
yeah thanks for all the input guys... i told the boss today that id rather spend the next 3 years of my life working out of saskatoon than ft mac.... definitely going to do some hunting and fishing while im there!!!!

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 05:43:01 PM »
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i was thinking saskatoon because i would be a resident and could partake in a whitetail hunt this fall.... let me know what you would do
Come on over Wild, I'm a couple of hours north of S'toon, we'll get out and do some hunting and fishing!

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2011, 09:40:51 PM »
yeah thanks for all the input guys... i told the boss today that id rather spend the next 3 years of my life working out of saskatoon than ft mac.... definitely going to do some hunting and fishing while im there!!!!

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I think you will be very happy with your choice!  Get your health card asap so you can hunt this year!


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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2011, 09:54:17 PM »
Come on over Wild, I'm a couple of hours north of S'toon, we'll get out and do some hunting and fishing!
i would absolutely love that and i cherish the invitation... we will talk!!! :)

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 10:04:35 PM »
wow... thank you guys so much... i really do appreciate and have analyzed your input... saskatoon it is.... i was born in drayton valley and have been an albertan my whole life... but next week will have a saskatchewan address... i wasnt sure how an alberta boy could make it in sask but ive had some freindly advice and freindly invite... i thank you TUC.... and the rest of the gang... once again thank you

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2011, 10:20:29 PM »
What are the "pluses" of going to Ft. Mac? Wages being equal.

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2011, 10:29:45 PM »
Of the many many times I traveled hwy 63 and 881 heading up there I could never think of anything posative about working  there or being up there period, but that is just my personal opinion.

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2011, 03:34:13 AM »
What are the "pluses" of going to Ft. Mac? Wages being equal.
I really don't think there are any "pluses"

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2011, 07:33:45 AM »
Sure there are guys.  You could hang out at the Oilcan all night long and get stinking drunk!!  It is a very good bar.  Upbeat and has a lot of great people that go there. ::)  Kind of like the lady I saw in the alley giving a guy a BJ because he was going to buy her a drink :o

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Re: ft Mac or Saskatoon
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2011, 12:46:44 PM »
When I worked in the patch, I avoided Ft. Mac like the plague.  Glad to hear you have done so as well.  Best of luck to you, make sure you post some pics of those big deer you get so we can drool over here...  ;D