I answered an ad on Craig's List the other day that turned out to be just as it said---stick picking for $9.00 an hour. Big upgrade from the $0.00 an hour I have been making. We were in a newly plowed field picking up branches and twigs and sticks. O my. Before I explain more, I again must show how great the economy is --at least in Washington state. As in greatly bad. The "boss" put up an ad for 3 or 4 workers --and received 55 replies. He said he considered just hiring illegals, but worked for the boarder patrol, and thought his boss might frown on that. At one point he talked about doing a few month stint on the AZ boarder. That must be a huge culture shock from someone used to protecting us from those evil Canadians, Aye. Filled with all the fun we do not see much of at the Washington/Canadian boarder. We do have a whole park for the peace arch ---between the two great countries.
Apparently the ad poster, randomly picked people to call, and if no one answered, they did not work for him that day. So just getting the job was a huge jackpot for me. It was easy but tedious work. And I am sure I have not bent over that many times ----lifetime total. Around lunch time he even brought us pizza. Bonus! At one point a helicopter kept flying over the field, and we kept joking about it being the boarder patrol making sure we were not Mexicans.
It felt really good to be working, and to receive cash at the end of the day. Free of taxes and such. And I can not wait till I am part of the real work force again full time. Tomorrow some thoughts and pictures from Falls Park in town of Lakeway Road.