Re: Gerry Mulligan’s Sunday, Dec. 1 column, “Good things continue to happen.”
I have three words for you Mr. Mulligan: Speak for yourself.
But I shall expand.
I have been looking for work in Citrus County for eight months to no avail.
I am very experienced in the restaurant business, with many years under my belt, including Tampa and Beverly Hills — California not Florida — and have put in my application for server/bartender/host to many restaurants in Inverness, Crystal River, Lecanto and Hernando that say they are hiring, yet I hear back nothing. I have sent my résumé more than once to these places as well as other places — CVS, Walmart, Lowes — yet I can still not find employment in this county.
Most of the restaurants I observe have women servers, so I think they are quite prejudiced against men.
As far as business booming in Citrus County, it is just so lovely that a brand new big car wash is going up in Inverness on State Road 44 right across the street from the existing car wash Yes, let’s put the little guy trying to eke out a living out of business.
And a new 7-Eleven store and car wash are also going up near Publix in Inverness on 44, to compete with the existing nearby gas stations and car washes. I’ll just love all that in-and-out additional traffic, won’t you?
“Local entrepreneurs are making good things happen.” Good? Really? Not in my book.
I am a very positive person. “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale is my favorite book.
The power is just not working for me in Citrus County.
Douglas Vance Karup