Meanwhile, our first interviewee will be here this afternoon. He has hardly any computer experience but that is not necessarily disqualifying. The only person who actually read the advertisement well enough to add the word Orange to his application ended up picking up another job so we never even met him. We've culled the 30 or so applications to eight and have invited four to visit us. The first has the advantage of joining us for our weekly wings and beer ending to the week, a tradition I started a couple of months ago when I acquired an air fryer. Before that we just had beer, how boring.
Interviewing can be a miserable process for both sides. I'm not good at it and tend to take what comes through the door. I've got my exec helping this time, going through the applications and applying some scrutiny beyond what I typically do. So this one might be different. Picking up a third person, the right third person, would change all of our lives. We're pretty overwhelmed right not and I've put off hiring as long as I can to build up some cash. It has mostly succeeded but we are all too tired and we're not getting the small things done which, in our profession, can be a disaster for the businesses who depend on us. The payoff for getting the right person in the bottom rung of the company is really a big one. It would enable me to back out of helping with the shop, maybe make me do more on the business side (marketing, blogs, etc) and give me a random day off every now and then to get some more time in on my bike.