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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
It's Coming! by Expat
Expatriate Canadians are not the only one's lamenting the distance to the nearest Tim Hortons!
Fortunately for Canada's Armed Forces, Timbits and Double Doubles will soon be within grasp at Tim Hortons: Kandahar! To sweeten the deal for the doughnut artists who will be working at the new location, the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency is willing to pay top dollar in exchange for services.
While Canadian fast food jobs often pay the minimum wage of about C$8 an hour, the successful Kandahar candidates will earn double that, plus a tax-free allowance of C$1,800 a month. Food and accommodation are free.
The military is looking for applicants who have already worked at a Tim Hortons -- Canada's largest coffee shop chain -- although Smiley said few would have military experience.
The military support agency is setting up the Tim Hortons in response to demand from Canada's 2,200 troops in Afghanistan, who are homesick for their Tims coffee and doughnut fix.
About 5,000 soldiers from other countries are also based in Kandahar and the agency expects about 2,500 people to visit Tim Hortons, Kandahar, each day.
I would be a bit reluctant to work at that particular Tim Hortons location as well, Colleen!
Welcome to the blog, Moksanim. I received some Tim Hortons coffee as a Christmas gift and it was fabulous. Definitely a great idea for the expats in your life! LOL I will add your url to the blogroll! :)