Yesterday I caught Pooldad during a frenzy of phone activity at work.
Seems the Poolcompany had put an ad on Craigslist for a tech helper. This is an entry level position with the only experience required is slight mechanical ability. That is all and it pays $10.00 per hour.
In the first 30 minutes they received 50 phone calls. I am sure you can imagine what the rest of the afternoon was like.
Remember when I first started blogging? My original blog was started because Pooldad and I worked together running a pool business and it was a wonderful outlet to talk about all the inane happenings at the job. One of the things I blogged about often was our inability to hire ANYONE. For the year and a half we ran this business we were severely understaffed. No one wanted a job in the pool biz for $13-$14 an hour. And we weren't looking for experience either - we just wanted someone upright, sober and speaking passable English. No one answered our ads on Craigslist, the Washington Post or Monster.com. It was ridiculous.
Amazingly enough that was only 3 years ago. Can you believe it?
Now they are beating down the door for a $10 an hour job.
Funny aside: When Pooldad told me they had put the ad up I jumped in and asked "Oh, for Bee's job? Did they fire her?" No, just a tech position. sigh.
A girl can dream tho', can't she?