Wednesday, January 28, 2004
We hired our first employee today. She has extensive experience in operating a bakery, has helped with the start-up and opening of a bakery before, takes orders very well, and our pay is better than competitive. She won't actually go on the payroll until next January, she already understands that. I can keep her informed because she works on the same campus I do, and I see her daily. We've been discussing this bakery for almost a year now, so she's been involved since the beginning.
Having her as an employee will look very good for our start-up loan request.
That and Manager will be working this summer in several bakeries for the experience of it.
Later this spring, she'll spend a week working in a Texas bakery.
I will name and refer to her as Chief Flour Monkey, Chief for short.
In less than a week, it will be 10 months to our loan, and 14 months to opening.