Prefer someone with NO experience.
Here’s the add in it’s entirety:
Help wanted. Carpenter’s apprentice. Prefer someone with no experience. Must be able to climb, read a tape and have good attitude. Prefer someone with no experience. Call____________
Are you looking for work? (I really am looking for someone BTW) Before you decide, let me tell you a little more about the person I’m looking for.
Good attitude and a little spunky. I prefer hiring someone without any previous experience so I don’t have to retrain you, plus listen to suggestions of how you did it at your last job. You see, there are usually 4 ways to do a job and life is too short.
Now keep in mind, the last time I placed this add, I ended hiring 2 people….Brady and Mary. Mary was an unemployed archaeologist. (Mary if you ever read this…I still miss you
I’d gotten 5 calls from the help wanted add, so I lined up interviews back to back at the local Hardee’s. After 2 1/2 hrs, there were two stand outs…Mary was at the top of the list in terms of attitude. My only concern was her ability to occassionally lift 80 pound bundles of shingles. I decided to hire both of them.
Now sometimes people have this notion that construction people are a bunch of bad a**’s. I think that may have been Mary’s initial presumption…so for the first two weeks, she cussed like a sailor, and tried to let us know she too was a bad a** (I’m thinking to myself..if she only knew )
Week three she comes to work..has this smile on her face, tells me she’d been talking with her day care provider who told her DM was one of the nicest Christian young men she knew bla bla bla….the cat was out of the bag. “Why didn’t you tell me?” she said (or something like that) I just laughed…”Tell you what?” I asked.
One morning at coffee break, I noticed Mary “loosing her breakfast” (throwing up) When she got in the truck I jokingly asked if perhaps…just perhaps…she is “with child? ..”NO WAY- Nope…not possible.”
I just smile, mention I’ve been around a pregnant woman before and still think she may have “One in the oven”…. (time of day, suddenness it came on, etc)
It took a few weeks before I found out I was right
Going to wrap this up…Here are some additional fringe benefits that come from working for me:
Travel -variety of locations within a 45 mile radius
Get physically fit. You will burn off 4000- 6000 calories a day
Good pay- I typically pay $1.00 to $2.00 above the going rate
Fun- Lots of laughter and good natured teasing
One on one mentoring- I make a point of teaching you new skills the longer you are with me.
Last but not least….You get to work with me
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