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Old 01-15-2016   #21
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I think Idaho is a great place to make bank in most industries. The labor pool is so shallow that if you truly are good at what you do, then you will be sought out in the area. When I do searches in Idaho I usually get 10 apps for 1 position and 9 have no experience. I feel lucky if 1 applicant has the qualifications. I post the same position in Portland and I get 50 qualified apps. Now if I can only get some of those to move to Grangeville Idaho. I know a couple guides in Riggins that feel the same way.

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Old 01-19-2016   #22
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Asking for a five star rafting guide job is kind of like asking where the best Porta-potty in the state is, even if it's the best, it's still a Porta-potty.

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Old 01-19-2016   #23
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Just being optimistic here, but in hoping that you're not trying to get rich, but was the OP looking to get a 5-star experience, or be able to offer a 5-star experience to clients with the hope of then receiving 5-star tips?

Before getting a cataraft of my own, I went with friends on a couple of trips with different outfitters in offered the clientele excellent grub, decent gear, and well-placed groovers, but were rather gruff. The lesser company had decent food and gear, pretty good groover sites, and were very customer oriented. The latter received a larger tip, not based on the tangibles, but on the intangibles being offered. I know this is only one man's opinion, but if you could work at a place that offered the opportunity to deliver a great guest experience and you were to capitalize on it, you might not be as broke...

but either way, you get to be on the river...

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