Help wanted!

The main industry in Door County is tourism. New businesses are opening all the time, and they all need workers. Back in the day, students came up to work for the summer, but that source of help began to dry up, so businesses in Door County turned to other nations. They get J-1 students from other countries to come and work. The employers offer employee housing and often bicycles so that the students can get to and from work and around town.

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Work

I got a headache on December 30th, two days before we left Oregon, and I’ve had a headache at some point during every day since. This morning, I went to see a chiropractor. He worked really hard to try to loosen me up, but I just about went through the ceiling in pain before I got looser. I’m still not entirely loose, but I only had a brief headache this afternoon that went away without medicine.

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Joining the ranks

Last week, I got word that my job at the Ellison Bay Visitor Center isn’t going to be happening this year. The economy in Door County is based on tourism, but events that involve fifty or more people gathering have been canceled for this summer. My boss at the visitor center is going to man the center by herself because there probably won’t be very many questions about events or things to see and do.

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