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Our neighbors to the East of us are getting their house re-sided. Honestly it has been Business Booming around here lately. Last week our neighbors to the West of us had a new roof put on. This week it is our driveway and these neighbors’ siding.
This re-siding company cannot find enough help. The younger generation do not want to work. They have gotten so desperate to find help, some of the men they are hiring are Amish men who must drive 1.5 hours to get to our neighbor’s house. (Notice the hat on the ground. That is one of the Amish men’s hats.) They arrive at 6:50am and wrap work up at 3pm. I would think after these men get home they must attend to their own work. That’s a long day!
With what that is transpiring today, it comes to no surprise to me that good paying jobs that require working with your hands, stamina, and plain old fashion hard work, are not being filled. Can you imagine how the owners of this company feel as they “hunt” for young men who have experience or at the least, know how to use a table saw and a hammer, to work for them?
As it is, the men that are working on this house are doing a phenomenal job. Anything in my opinion, that the Amish build is quality. These men are not afraid of hard work and you will not find a cellphone within reach of any of their hands. Hubby and I are so impressed with this company’s quality standards, that we are convinced when next year rolls around we too will be hiring this company to re-side our home.
We have a lot of backfilling to do around our completed driveway. It was finished yesterday. Five yards of dirt which has been delivered looks like it will all be used. Anyone interested in a Summer job? Pretty please?
FYI … I was called “Mame” yesterday by this company’s owner more then a few times. Huh. I guess my Ms. and Miss days are over. Those wrinkles are to blame, gosh durn it! But wait! Wrinkles mean Wisdom right? That makes me wise. Yup, I’ll take that any day over clueless. (LMAO)
Photography/ “Business Booming”/ June 2018©AmyRose