Why is Baker City trying to entice new businesses to relocate here?
Of course, we weren’t enticed, or approached, or even helped for that matter. Maybe the writing was on the wall, so to speak. /rant
We need a full-time kitchen cook / manager. The pay is way above-average for Oregon and the cost-of-living here is much lower than average. It’s a job that pays well, has a fun atmosphere, and really ridiculously fun and intelligent people to work with. We all jive well together; most even hang out during their off-time.
We’ve hunted high and low – I’ve even advertised in the nearby areas in the chance that someone might want to relocate to Baker.
Whitey and I are working a combined 158 hours a week. Burn.Out. We’re exhausted every day.
So my question again – why is this small town spending money to lure new businesses here when the labor pool is so shallow? Every business owner that I come into contact with says the same thing: Good help is hard to find.
Isn’t unemployment at an all-time high?
One guy who applied was offered a full-time job. No, he replied… I can only work 19 hours a week. Why? Because he could still claim unemployment benefits with a part-time job.
Thanks, but no thanks. If that’s your mentality you certainly won’t fit in with our crew.
Grrrr. I’m just venting.
And it’s certainly not a slam on our Economic Development team — they’re normal, hard-working people.
I just am frustrated that we’ve been open for just under two years, and have yet to hire a competent kitchen manager.
This is my story.