[Homeroast] OT: Help us expand Coffee as Culinary in ClarkCounty Washington

Ben Treichel btreichel at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 00:55:49 CDT 2014

Makes me happy to hear that Mike!
On Oct 4, 2014 4:35 PM, "miKe mcKoffee" <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> The difference between winning and loosing when times get tough is an
> attitude of do or die, no excuses. Payroll before I started cutting
> employee
> hours I had to max out my last personal credit card with any headroom to
> make payroll. I knew we couldn't continue without drastic measures. As
> their
> hours got cut at first there were some grumbles. Grumbling soon stopped as
> they saw friend after friend loose there jobs not just get hours cut during
> the long grueling recession. I saw business after business close their
> doors
> the couple years following the Fall of '09 Market crash. One place didn't
> even give employees notice, showed up for work and found they'd just locked
> up the night before and put an "out of business" sign on the door. One
> bakery supplier we had a standing order I picked up multiple times a week.
> I
> showed up an early Monday morning to pick up our order and they too had
> simply put a sign on the door "out of business", didn't even bother to call
> wholesale customers and let us know!
> Oh and that do or die attitude did literally almost kill me. After three
> years taking all of ONE day off averaging 100+ hours per week landed in the
> ER literally on deaths door. BUT my Higher Power doesn't give me more than
> I
> can handle, I and the business survived. After that episode I cut back to
> 60ish hour weeks and business had already started turning around. This year
> I'm actually taking most of most weekends off AND all this year Bryan and I
> are both actually getting paid for (some) the work we put in. And our main
> Downtown location is busting at the seams, hence the 2nd Downtown twice as
> large location in the process of opening. AND Debi and I are taking our
> first vacation in over 7 years flying out December 31st for 11 days on the
> Big Island.
> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> http://www.mckoffee.com/
> Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
> before.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of Michael Rasmussen
> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2014 1:06 PM
> 50% drop in business and you still met payroll every time?
> Phenomenal!
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