Tried Hiring a Twenty Something
Who already has two kids--single dad-- gets his kids every other week.
Strike one: wanted to get paid up front acting desperate
Strike two: rescheduled the interview at the last minute
Strike three: The day he was to start work--a no show.
I texted him "I take it you won't be coming today"
He responded: "I'll be there in 10 minutes."
I basically told him not to bother. .Showing up late without notifying the employer on the first day in my day was UNHEARD of. Can't wait for the emploYERS market to return. These youngsters are in for a rude awakening.
So I hired my next door neighbor and the rental property's neighbor. Both older women around my age. They can't get over the amount of work needed and both wondered out loud how we possibly get it all done. They are exhausted after 4 hours of painting work and hastily retreat. I put in 8 hours of painting two days in a row out off sheer necessity. Then coming back home to mow our lawn and start dinner/laundry. It is a 2100 sq ft gutted house right to the brick walls.
Of course task master Chef poo pooed them basically implying that it's not that much work and you just "get er done."
He whips out one of his giant 24' extension ladders with ropes, flips up the feet and drives it into the ground for me to paint the porch of the rental next door . The 24' ladder was almost completely upright ignoring the 4 to 1/ 75 degree rule. He actually expected me, a stb 63 yr old woman with a destroyed right shoulder to be able to paint off of it and unjam it out the ground and move it as I paint!!
I told him that I am NOT a 25 yr old man and proceeded to get the 6' step ladder from upstairs, using that instead.