Accidentally Vacationing in Kona

Hawaii has not turned out to be the job mecca we were expecting.  I knew that Hilo was a depressed area because it had depended on the plantations.  Kona, though, is in a building boom and we’d heard that we could find jobs wielding a shovel that would pay $20/hour.  Well… There are some jobs somewhat like that.  They’re not very easy to get a hold of, though, if you don’t know anyone.  It’s a little bit Mafia around here – families run things, and large families run large things.  Being new in the islands, we don’t even have friend of the family status with anyone.  We finally went to Altres Staffing – a temp agency – and we’re hoping that they’ll help us get our foot in the door.  James got called by the agency about an hour after we got home from filling out the paperwork.  They were asking if he was interested in a job with Koyo Corp – a deep sea water bottling company.  He said yes and they sent his resume.  Now will Koyo look at it?!? Anyway, I’m interviewing for a job with the newspaper, selling classified ads.  Hey – I’ve done it before and I could certainly do it again.  We’ll see whether or not I’m ohana enough for them.

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