Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Staff - leaving and coming

Life has now calmed down, somewhat. The schools have gone back which means that Peace and Calm returns to just about everywhere, supermarket queues, shops and of course Mr Moo's. Bliss!

This week sees the start of a new seasonal part-timer and the final week of our friendly Iranian, MK, who leaves to become a truck driver or something like that as mentioned in an earlier posting.

The joys of employing people and trying to find suitable candidates for seasonal work, is not exactly an easy task. Living in a rural area does bring the major problem of just finding people who want to work. Most of the work around here is seasonal and the majority, [especially in the seaside towns], of jobs are taken by Eastern Europeans, who are happy to work for the summer season and then return home, locals who are in the Job Market, tend to look further afield to say Hull, York or Leeds, leaving local businesses with the option of the long term unemployed sent in via the Job Centre.

Our solution is to use University students who are home for the summer; the only spanner in the works is the August Bank Holiday. Leeds Fest, the music festival, which entices staff away with the promise of warm beer, class C drugs and music. So it is after much brain wrenching and cogitating, we have decided that this year we really can't take on staff who intent to be up, up and away over what will be our busiest weekend of the year. Sorry chaps!

Lets hope for a good batch of trainee summer staff, the criteria is, bright, articulate, CLEAN and to have at least some smattering of common sense!

Finally, l am waving my Free Tibet flag!

12 comments:

Milla said...

Being broke, would love to present myself, but fear the commute is unrealistic! Shame, I could have done bright and clean although I have my doubts about the common sense. But when you do travel this way, come a-calling! Who needs a pub crawl when we can go on a garage trawl? xx

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

I could have send you a few recruits from France !!

Leigh Russell said...

I think my days of 'student' jobs are long gone, sadly.

Pondside said...

I'll wave my flag along with you Muddy!........and I've got the Tibeten prayer flags waving over the ponds. Good luck with the summer employees - can't think of a more enticing workplace!

Moley-Bloke said...

I used to milk moos in school holidays... i loved it, even shovelling moo poo didn't faze me... Sadly I have a job, crap as it is..

Sally's Chateau said...

But could my 'baby' stand the weather ? I'll give you knitting needles indeed. xx

Grouse said...

Well I'm waving my flag right back.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Oooooo no tempting as it all is it is right in our own busy season.

Also waving flag . . .

lampworkbeader said...

Best of luck with your recruitment. I'm sure it can't be easy.

ChrisH said...

Sorry I've missed so many - really enjoyed your 7 list btw. Good luck with the recruitment drive.

Milkmaid said...

Can I send Flossie, before she wants to go the Leeds fest, I feel it's only a matter of time, she went to her first gig at Leeds Uni least week and somehow Yorkshire YFC's Big Summer Do wont cut it for ever

Angel said...

I could send 'Idle Jack'...

Maybe not...
xx

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