May 23, 2010 5:15pm CST
I thought that given the economic downturn it would be pretty easy to hire for the 14 hours I have available. I know $168 before taxes is not a fortune, but in my opinion it's better than nothing. Normally, I have people not show up when they schedule interviews. About 1/3 of them do that. This time, just to avoid being annoyed and taking it out on people who didn't actually do it such as my current assistants or random able-bodied people in the streets, I decided not to cancel any plans in order to conduct interviews. I posted the ad last night and have already had 4 responses. But in typical fashion, the lady who responded first didn't show up, although she did call which is atypical. How much of an economic downturn could there be, I wonder, when people still consider certain jobs to be below them? If you really want a job, I would assume you'd take one that was advertised, especially when you call the person. What about you? If you're an employer, has the downturn caused you to not have as many applicants who just flake out?