October 1982 - ENERCENTRE, in Montreal and its President, Phil Lancaster
April 1984: Pratt & Whitney Canada, in Montreal and their Manager of Engineering Resources, Sidney Monaghan
1983 / 84: North Hatley Design Services in Montreal and Saudi Arabian businessman Saad Gabr.
Certain bad stuff was going on behind the scenes in this next item, which was actually the start of a series of exercises in time-wasting and frustration. It involved a transitional employment program called ON-SITE’ which came into existence in 1983. I was barred from it continually, all due to an eligibility rule which said, in effect, that if you hadn t been able to get work in the past then you were automatically disqualified from this program – thus perpetuating the situation. That s stupid Canadian government bureaucracy, and stupid Canadians, for you.
Married to someone from Ottawa, so I started looking for work in Ottawa. How I found out about ON-SITE – by accident, in 1989.