Well, my best tech is quitting- Friday will be his last day. He is\nleaving the field- not enough money for his growing family.\n\nHe has applied to other shops all arond, and nobody around here is hiring-\nand if they were, nobody pays well enough.\n\nSo, he is leaving the field- going into real estate surveying.\n\nI finally got him up to a level where I can trust him to not only do the\njob without supervision, but also to make autonomous decisions when I am\nnot there. I was depending on him being there in October so I can take a\nleisurely vacation- my first leisurely vacation ever!\n\nMy other tech is not good enough to be left alone or run things when I am\nnot there- nor will he ever be good enough for that. But, I know what his\ncapabilities are and he does what I ask of him- for the most part.\n\nSo far, I cannot even get anyone to apply! I have been advertising the\nposition- even via the State Unemployment- not even a bite yet- and that\nis without any salary even being listed.\n\nSo, that leaves me to do all the tech work, all the paperwork, and all the\nother crap that comes with running a growing business.\n\nDamn, this is going to suck in a big way!!!