Missing Something?

As large sections of the lake start to "ice out ",  that means the return of a couple of things, high water levels and our regular Spring Feature: Lost & Found.

This feature chronicles what's washed ashore on homeowners beaches, or another way to look at it: "Gee, I guess I didn't secure my: (insert floatable object here) as well as I thought I did last fall."

We hear from Jane Smith about the first of those floatables that have escaped.From Jane:

"Happy Spring, The lake and river are pretty high with the snow melt and rain.  The first identified floating object was found near the Blue Sky beach (?) on East Shore Drive.  It’s a blue 10’ kayak....respond to this email if you think it’s yours. Remember, if you’ve not already done so, secure what you can and put contact information on it....small boats, dock parts, etc.   And when (and if) the ice goes out be careful on the water".

We like Jane's advice. If you have found or lost something, shoot us an email at schroonlaker@me.com.




Fairy Job Mother: A Litttle Primer

Earlier this week, we introduced you to the Fairy Job Mother, aka Ms. Shelby Davis. Ms. Shelby is gonna help kick your resume into shape at this upcoming event before the Big Schroon Lake Job Fair.

Last year, Ms. Shelby, out of shear frustration with a slew of job candidates she came into contact with looking for employment at her and her partner Chris Palmatier's fine BBQ joint, Mr. P's Mountain Smokehouse, hit the keyboard to vent her frustrations.

The result is one handy, dandy would be job seekers guide, which permanently resides on Shelby's blog.  Job Seekers. Read it once and then read it two more times. Here is one of our favorite excerpts:

"Use your manners, please be polite, watch your language. 
I know proper English isn't in style, slang and text lingo has taken over. But on a job interview, please, please, please make an effort. I would prefer you call me Shelby, Shel, chef, Ms. Davis, even ma'am or Mrs. P if you can't remember my name.  Under no circumstances should you ever call your interviewer (aka me) dear, sugar, dude, sweetie, honey, darlin', that chick, boss lady (ok you could probably get away with calling me that after we've worked together for a little while, I kind of like that one.)  I can assure you I will never call you by any degrading nicknames during the interview, or even if you come to work with us, so do me the same favor.  Next topic: your language. I can cuss like a sailor with the best of them, stop by the kitchen in August when I run out of Gatorade if you don't believe me. I can deal with the occasional four letter word(s) around the restaurant, as long as there are no customers or vendors present. Never, never, never ever should any four lettered word be uttered from your mouth on an interview."

Employers,  do you have horror stories to share about the bad behavior of job seking candidates? Share them with us in comments.