My aunt teaches me to change a tire

Ashton Writes: This situation came up for me Saturday 27th of May. My aunt got into her parking lot and realized her car tire was flat. Why was this tire flat? She drove over a nail somehow. 

How to change a tire? 

  1. Find a safe flat location, thankfully we were in my aunt’s garage
  2. Turn on your hazard lights 
  3. Apply parking brake 
  4. Apply wheel wedges 
  5. Remove wheel hub cap and wheel covers. 
  6. Loosen the lug nuts, Lefty loosey! 
  7. Place jack under the vehicle, in our case, it was a Toyota 
  8. Unscrew lug nuts 
  9. remove the flat tire 
  10. Mount on the spare tire with lug nut bolts 
  11. Tighten the lug nuts
  12. Lower the vehicle and tighten again 
  13. Lower the vehicle completely
  14. Replace hubcap 
  15. Store all of your equipment 
  16. Check pressure in your tire 
  17. Take flat tire to Dignity auto repairs! 

For your flat tire needs go to Dignity Repairs. 



Hours of operation:

Monday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 7:00pm

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Regulatory violations at PCA Promotions

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How many students are injured on the job every year? Between 2011 and 2015, the WSIB approved 31,689 lost-time claims from young workers. In 2015 alone, injuries to young workers resulted in more than 6,400 lost-time claims. More than 60 per cent (4,072) of those claims were from male workers.

April 26th 2017 a student and job shadower was exposed to the follow hazards talked about below while working for PCA Promotions in North York Ontario.  

PCA Promotions is a direct selling company that is hiring students to walk into automotive garages, industrial sites, secure areas & construction sites in order to sell spa packages. 

Personal summary, “The hazards talked about below are just some of the recorded & reported issues to the Ontario Ministry of labor. It should also be wise to note that an 8-hour job shadowing process is not a part of an interview, it is a part of training.”

Job site hazards 

As a part of the job shadowing process they had not fully explained the sites we would be pitching on, the dangerous equipment we were exposed to & possible trespassing violations we would be liable for. 

Law around this 

Workers have the right to:

  • Know about workplace hazards and what to do about themParticipate in solving workplace health and safety problems.
  • Refuse work they believe is unsafe

Violation, during my job shadow process I mentioned some possible hazards & they were quickly ignored! 

Problems as Independent contractors 

If I am an independent contractor shouldn’t I be able to go to the bathroom when I want? Pretty much a no on this one… I was told in between breaks & lunch bathroom breaks were not possible. 

Law around this

“According an April 6, 1998, Director’s memorandum to the OSHA Regional Administrators, this OSHA standard mandates that “employers allow employees prompt access to bathroom facilities.”

Other issues as a contractor

  • Uninsured for likely employee injury 
  • You are liable for possible trespassing
  • You take on personal liability for the Point of sale machine & Product
  • The company encourages unsafe practices as a part of their “Going the extra mile.” 

Personal conclusion, “I never should have gone on the second day of the interview process. I should have known something was up when I was doing a job shadow but the company wasn’t paying me for 8 hours of training. In other companies, you are entitled to paid training. The reason I have gone to report these incidents on this third party website is the company removed my reviews from Indeed to stifle their poor practices.” 

Indeed Job posting

PCA Promotions job posting

This was one of the job ads that was persistently applied to. The job had me excited because I thought this was an opportunity to work in a real Public Relations agency. Rather it turned out to be a Direct selling company.

Title: Falsely promoted. This is a job in direct Sales. It should say

“Direct sales representatives.” 

Reviews: It isn’t that the good reviews are false, it is that the poor reviews are not posted. That is due to the administration of the page. They have obstructed viewer from being exposed to the hiring Process of this company. 

PCA Promotions Hiring Process

  1. Short Job interview – Intake by Jacqueline & another recruiter. 
  2. Job Shadowing – An 8-hour process of shadowing a day in the life of PCA Promotions. (If you don’t like the dangers they expose you to, get out
  3. Sales day with coaching. If you make it this far you finally can start making money. You should have been making money yesterday, but no big deal! 

Please contact the Ontario Ministry of labor in regards to their poor practices if you are an associate for this company. 

Jacqueline from recruiting has been contacted but she will not work to resolve these issues.