Story time. I am a painter. I power wash and paint in Florida. It’s a good business and I’ve worked hard to be good at it. Precise. I keep it to just myself because I’m fast and can get jobs done quickly and it means I have very little overhead. I try very hard not to hire people. Why?
Because people are lazy assholes. Finding good help is difficult. Several times I have paid a weekly wage only to find out that they get paid, go home with cash in their pocket thinking only in the short term and they don’t show up again. And when they do, it’s because they ran out of money. Of course, I immediately tell them they’re unreliable and to fuck off. I’d love to say that’s only minorities. It’s not. Finding good people to work with is extremely difficult here. Basically if they’re that good they will be out in their own competing against you. That goes for whatever field you might be in.