Hard to find young people who appreciate my organizational skills, my desire to have things done right and the simple virtues like honesty and integrity. It got so I wouldn't even interview a person unless they were over 50. I had a young female employee shake her finger in my face and say, "You are NOT going to tell me what to do!!!" I guess she thought she was writing the paychecks around there. Oh well, we sure don't want to go back there. I would have to fill up a year's worth of blogging pages!
I must say before shutting this subject down, that we were blessed with a few AMAZING employees that helped us get through those years. They stuck with us through good times and hard times, and we adore them. Wish they would have walked in the store on Day 1. I don't think I've told you that I actually hired Phylly to work for us three years ago. She was quilting for a living back then, and I knew her former work history since we talked so much. One day when I was talking to her about my total frustration with trying to get good help, I just decided to ask her if she would consider coming to work for us. I never DREAMT she would say "yes". She did though. I am her boss'es boss, so I don't ever work with her or even see her. I am in the OTHER town. Actually, I have a hard time remembering she works for us sometimes -- especially, when we meet for lunch, and she has to GO BACK TO WORK. I always tell her that her boss should be more understanding of our friendship.
Jerry is my HERO if you haven't figured that out by now reading my blog.
Gotta get to work.