I got here a couple of weeks ago and all of my stuff is currently in one of those storage units in Orillia. For now I am living in a hotel, but they are going to have the apartment ready in a week or two. Apparently there are not too many places here, at least not many which met the ideas I had. The town is in between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, about forty minutes North of Toronto by car I would guess. At least that was how long it took when I cam up here. The company is basically going to put me in charge here, but first they are going to train me for the job, while I do the job. They also have to train all of the people who will be working for me. They seem to be worried that I am not going to be very good at dealing with the people under me. In fact they think that I am too chummy with people. I do not think that you have to be a jerk to be a good boss however.
It does seem that you need to inspire some level of fear. You can do that without being a jerk, people just have to know that if you do not perform as expected then you could expect to be replaced. That has to be something that is understood and the guy who is training me seems to make a mantra of this. He wants all of the people to know that they can be replaced and further that he is the guy who will replace them at the first opportunity. I told him that must be expensive and explained how hard it was to teach people how to do their jobs well.