I was having coffee the other day, with a woman who owns a business in our complex. Talking about hiring employees. Discussing how hard it is to find people to work. It’s not just a matter of finding good, qualified, honest, reliable, dependable people either. It’s any one who wants to work at all. Our career board is covered up with positions. To make it easy. We have an on-line application process. Fill it out, e-mail it in, voila! Done. How convenient, eh? So, you’d think, we’d get numerous applicants searching for jobs. But, that’s not the case. When we do get applicants. We sort through the eligible applicants, call them for an interview, and more than half of them never show up. Do they call before hand and respectively let us know their not coming? Um, no!
Now, we work in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the Dallas area. Many prestigious, famous, wealthy entrepreneurs, sports celebrities, doctors, lawyers, so on and so forth, dawn our establishments. Old money and new money. You’d think, people would want to work in an area where the economy is alive and well. A thriving community full of opportunities. Instead, there is help wanted signs, in every other window of the shopping center. We are one of the top veterinary clinics in Dallas. Not only are we a fine establishment. We are readers pick; in both Veterinary services and Pet Grooming services, in the widely read, D Magazine “Best of Big D: Readers’ Choice 2013”.
I don’t want to toot my own horn. But, I’m going, to use my self, and others I, work with as an example. We work nearly 60-70 hours a week, more times than not. We didn’t get where we are today, by sitting at home wishing, we were going somewhere. We work hard! Appreciating the opportunity given to us. Our client base is huge. The services we provide are worthy of repeat business. Our clinic is kept small for a reason. So, we don’t lose sight of turning out the best quality work we can provide. Our customers rely on us to do the right thing. Our operations manager works tirelessly, and never complains. Our Doctors provide above average care. Have a never-ending wealth of knowledge and don’t mind sharing. Our staff is friendly, we all work well as a team. We receive continuing education. It’s part of, what makes us unique with-in the field.
So, why, can’t we find other like-minded individuals? As far as, we can figure out. Folks don’t want to work. Our community of children who feel entitled. Parents who come in and get applications for their children. Which in fact, irks me to no end. Kids lay up on their back-sides and expect the parents to do the work. Why not? My Mommy has catered to me since the day I was born. My Daddy shows his love by shelling out tree groves of finely pressed money. They have housekeepers and nannies that do any and everything for them. Hell, I even have owners who send their pets in to be groomed, whose job is nothing more than taking care of the family dog. How do I know this? They tell me! Really? That’s ridiculous.
There is certainly no difference on my side of the rail-road tracks. Entitled children. We cause our kids to be dependent. Feeding them a sense of false security. Doing everything for them. Providing our children with things we didn’t have. Things our parents would never, have done for us. In return. Kids hang on the skirt tails of family members who provide for their welfare. Sitting on the couch of society, waiting for a hand-out! What a fine group of children we’re raising. Ungrateful heathens. We were taught to work for a living. If we wanted it, we had to work for it. What the hell, has happened to us? Off my soap box, now.