I thought I had found my ‘place in the sun’ when I saw this Facebook post:
One commenter with knowledge of the area cautions that it is beautiful but remote. Yeah, so what’s the problem? I like remote. And while I really wasn’t looking for a job, I wouldn’t mind working again if that were a requirement. I have numerous job skills ranging from bus driver to teacher to accountant, so surely there would be something for me, right? I felt my heart beating just a bit faster. And daughter Chris is a nurse … every town needs a few nurses, right? Thumpety-thump, thumpety-thump … I need to start cleaning out closets and the shed … trim down our excess ‘stuff’ so there isn’t so much to have to move … passport … make a list …
“If you love to be outdoors surrounded by nature as far as the eye can see with fresh air to breathe and are looking for a job. Stop now and search no longer, as there as an opportunity of a lifetime in a small town called Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada.”
Hello! I’m on my way!
But … as the saying goes, “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is”. Turns out the ad was just a tad misleading.
“The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market which is a very special part of cape Breton is hiring workers and providing an opportunity for anyone who is qualified to start a new life and a new job with incredible benefits. They’re already hired all the qualified local residents that needed a job and there’s no one left. So, they decided to post an ad on Facebook, a call out or all those who’re interested into moving to the countryside, lead a simpler, happier life, closer to nature.If you take pride in being friendly, helpful, and positive and have skills in the food industry or customer service, then you are who we are looking for. We cannot offer you big money (wages in local small Cape Breton businesses are not high) but we can offer you a great incentive to come and try us out. One thing our business does have is LOTS of LAND.”
And at the very end of the article, an update:
-UPDATE: They have hired 3 families from British Columbia and will be looking to hire 3 to 4 more in the Spring.
Okay, well … back to the drawing board … sigh.