Unicorns are Coming!
The response to my unconditional job posting has been amazing. Thank you Salem Eats and thank you to the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce for giving the community a place to support and encourage local business.
As I sat interviewing one potential new hire… Esther came by the table.
“Sorry to interrupt. She said. But there is a woman here who would like to see you. She says she’s a unicorn.”
For those of you who missed the unconventional job posting… unicorns at Geppetto’s can do some of everything. When they are on the clock they serve in the area of greatest need (AGN). They prioritize by the minute. Unicorns are like that collector card everybody wants but is so hard to find.
I politely excused myself and hustled to greet her.
“Hi… I said, I hear you’re a unicorn!”
“I am.” She said. “I’m Anne and I would love to work here. It’s been a while but I have lots of experience and I’ll do anything! I’m a unicorn!”
I could tell she wasn’t kidding. She handed me an envelope with her resume and cover letter inside. I placed the envelope to my head like Johnny Carson might have done as Carnac the Magnificent.
Then I asked her two questions…
When can you start and how many hours a week would you like to work?
An hour and a half later Anne came back for a working interview opportunity.
“I love it here.” She said, I absolutely love it here.”
This was music to my ears.
I’m not a super fan of less daylight hours… but the valley is beautiful and the sunset last night brought me peace… I slowed down a bit… at first thinking it would keep me from hitting a deer… then I was reminded… God is taking care of us. People who want to work are out there. Now… if we could just find a unicorn who wants to be a delivery driver!
Breakfast is rollin’ here 9-1 Saturdays and Sundays, Lunch and Dinner seven days a week 11-8 or 9ish. Thanks to my birthday party prime rib dinner… we are offering this weekend Prime Rib Hash with Two Eggs and Toast for $14.95. Dine-in, Takeout and Delivery 503.378.1271
Come on in and see if you can spot a Unicorn!