Has everyone gone Galt? I see no other explanation.
I need a tree guy. One guy gave me an estimate, but pulled a no-show after that. Three times. One other guy showed up but lacked the necessary equipment. Nobody else will answer their phone or respond to emails.
I need a surveyor. Only one answered his phone, but he never showed up.
I needed a lawn guy. I could only get one to answer, and he dropped off the face of the earth when I accepted his estimate and asked him to do the work.
I need a real estate attorney. One supposedly prepared the document that I need, but when it came time to execute said document, she promptly began to ignore me. The second one has yet to call me back.
I need a roof guy. Only one had someone answering the phone. According to the person who took my call, he is very busy, but she would pass along my information, and promised that someone would call me back. That was weeks ago.
So, I currently have need for four different professionals, and recently needed a fifth. Yet, to save my life, I can’t hire anyone. Those few who claim to do the work are either too lazy or too busy to help me, and nobody else seems interested in filling the void.
I can’t be the only person who is unable to find and hire people.
A genuine lack of service providers?
The consequence of overbearing government requirements and regulations?
Laziness or lack of motivation on the part of potential new entrepreneurs?
Is it me, personally, – am I am on a blacklist somewhere?
Which is it?