Thursday, July 19, 2007
Known as the Gem of The Oregon Coast, Yachats is a destination place for visitors from all over the world. The phrase “another day in paradise” is frequently heard and anyone who has been in Yachats on a beautiful day will likely agree. The small village has many wonderful accommodations, restaurants, shops and stores which enhance livability and natures blessings make it a beautiful setting. Indeed, reviews by both national and international media have placed Yachats on many “must visit” lists.
However, in real life
being a “
Again another similarity that Yachats shares with other desirable destinations is that most of its daily work force doesn't live within the city limits. The reason for that is the lack of low cost housing that hourly workers can afford. Consequently the workers, who often live in crowded dwellings with other workers and extended family, are forced to commute adding to their cost of living.
Working is strictly for survival, treading water so to speak. The opportunity to advance is limited since ownership is out of reach for most hourly workers and management jobs often go to those brought in from other establishments. Still, who is to blame for this economic disparity? No one actually. The workers in Yachats show up to work. They know it's low pay, seasonal, if in the service industry, and advancement is limited. But they do work at nice places and it's tough to beat the scenery.It's the old Capitalistic rule of supply and demand.There are jobs and people need jobs.
So bear that that in mind
next time you interact with the
hired help.More than likely they aren't
making enough to take a vacation or go to a fancy restaurant. But they
working hard and doing their very best to keep it a “
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