Hiring on the rise for small businesses
Carol Anderson, left, owner of Vaguely Reminiscent, a clothing store on Ninth Street in Durham, N. C., works with part-time employee Bridget Gordon on Aug. 22 as they sort jewelry purchased during a recent trip to New York. Anderson said hiring the right part-time salesperson is essential to her small business.
- Making Compromises
What employers may be willing to offer if they’re unable to meet salary demands:
- Flexible schedule: 33 percent.
- More vacation time: 19 percent.
- Telecommute at least once per week: 15 percent.
- Pay for mobile device: 14 percent.
- Would not be able to provide anything else: 38 percent.
Source: National survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of
CareerBuilder from May 14 to June 5.
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 4:30 am
DURHAM, N.C. — If you want a job at the quirky, but compact Vaguely Reminiscent store here, be prepared to do the job interview in the changing room that also serves as a bathroom and office for the 600-square-foot women’s clothing and accessories boutique.
“We bring them into the bathroom and we set up little stools and somebody sits on a toilet and the other two of us sit on the stool,” said Carol Anderson, owner of the 31-year-old store run with the help of a team of six part-time employees. “And here’s the deal, if they can’t deal with that, they are not going to be happy here because it is very claustrophobic.”
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