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Working in Kansas

2008-06-11 15:53:49.252344+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Help Wanted: Over $50K/yr+Free Health Care+FREE HOME and No Takers.

But his biggest problem is that he can't find help. He says farmers in his area have been trying and trying and trying. They just can't find anyone to move to a small town where it is four hours to the nearest decent airport. He thinks he could hire two, maybe four people full time.

Must be the wages? "Can't be that," he says, "I will nearly pay whatever it takes...with overtime, they could make almost $80,000 a year." On top of that, he will pay all the health care coverage and let people live in one of the houses he owns in his local small town, "just because I thought it would help me attract a family." Beef is free too, and he doesn't need to go to Costco to buy it for the lucky family, either.

Via The Boston Diaries, which also points to these comments on the job that, I think, make it all the more clear why it's hard to do things like start high tech companies outside of the big hotspots.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-11 20:00:30.891532+00 by: spc476

And here's a follow-up on that post.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-12 11:09:29.576254+00 by: polly

yep, i told hubby about this farmer looking for help. THEN we talked about the TORNADOS of kansas that carry off people and houses (wizard of oz magnitude) and decided you had to be CRAZY to want to live in kansas.