Source: WikipediaTim Horton’s which is usually open 24 hours a day, Is no longer a 24 hour place to get coffee and donuts. Most of the locations in Calgary are now not open through out the night because there just isn’t enough people to staff their locations. I worked quite a few night shift jobs where I always went to Tim Horton’s for lunch break. I can no longer do this because they are closed now. It’s amazing to think that a hugely successful coffee and donut shop can’t keep their stores open because there isn’t anyone to staff them. All day long there is a line of cars in their drive-thurs and people lined up in their stores. But the night owls can’t get their coffee fix there anymore. What are the police going to do? I’ve always seen police at Tim Horton’s at night. But where are they going to get their coffee fix? Maybe Wal-mart, it seems like they are the only people that can stay open 24 hours anymore.
So with that said, Calgary really has a huge staffing shortage. Check out some of the headlines in a Google Search for Calgary Staffing Shortage. Companies are always recruiting elsewhere in Canada and all over the world. We bring in workers from Mexico and the Philippines, but is still not helping with the high demand for workers. The other problem is a housing shortage.
Theses are just some of the downfalls of a booming economy. I guess I can do with out my late night donut and coffee.