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By Darryl Stewart

Payroll Gone Electric

By Spencer Yarnell Head of Spreading the Herd Word

Now the title may seem odd. Unless you’re still doing your payroll via abacus (and let me know what the CRA thinks of that) you’re using some form of electricity to do your payroll. Big whoop.

But IBEX wasn’t satisfied using Manitoba’s outrageously low power charges simply for the system and its servers. No we wanted wheels. So we teamed up with the Peg City Car Co-op a car co-op company in the city and now Peg City’s first electric car is parked in parking spot number one at the IBEX business center.

Payroll deals on wheels baby.

But some of you might be thinking to yourself. What does he mean by a car co-op? Well the premise of the Peg City Car Co-op is this: the co-op owns several different vehicles around the city, and regular folks can buy a membership to the co-op which then gives them ability to book time in any one of the vehicles for a low usage cost. The idea is that people can still occasionally use a car without having to pay the full expense of car ownership, and now people can use a car without having to feel the full deadening force of gas prices. The Chevy Volt, IBEX’s newest parking lot addition, is aptly called a “game changer” able to go 40-80 km without needing a recharge. Reminds me of my far too energetic brother.

The inevitable question is why? Why does a payroll company team up with a car co-op?

It’s because this stuff matters. Co-ops let a lot of people drive who otherwise couldn’t afford it and well I think it’s safe to say we can’t ignore the environment anymore. It’s important.

Your business is more than your bottom line. No one will remember your pay cheques.

Goatbuzzter out.

PS. We’re having a launch party for the Volt today at 11 AM in the IBEX parking lot. I know it’s short notice but if you’ve got time stop by!

PPS. Interested in the Car Co-op and how it works, their website lays it all out nicely here.



IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant. 

Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today. 

This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.