More Help Wanted
The glamour and excitement of boat-building.
What I didn’t know is that our fearless leader Erik Kain had cited some research from Media Matters and the author of said research saw my (what I thought was a sardonic) Help Wanted post and passed it along to her friend Joe.
Joe sent me a very nice note, offering his services on the Mon Tiki build, which I thought was bold, since he’d have to relocated to take the job.
I figured if he was serious, he’d be able to find himself a place to live, and he did, in about 24 hours. A week later he quit his job and moved up to start working on the boat. That’s Joe; he puts his mind to something and it happens. Just the sort of person you want to have in your boat-shop. Especially if the other person is Dave.
Joe and Dave are good, really good. Both can read plans and draw, both are good carpenters and diligent, eager workers, and both are fine company. Things hum along in the shop quite nicely.
But now that we have two hulls it’s sort of like having two boats, and we could use some help. And maybe you’re that help.
Any sort of building experience is good. But where epoxy is concerned I suspect an average baker knows more about working with epoxy than an excellent carpenter. Tell me what you’re good at and what you like to do, and we’ll see how that might fit in. Eagerness, punctuality, and the ablity to learn are has needful as experience.
The next step? Show me you’re enterprising enough to figure out how to reach me; by phone, email, or carrier pigeon. If you’re right for the job and the job is right for you, we’ll both know.
So there. What are you waiting for? Let’s build a boat!