In yet another refreshing reminder that all of Humboldt County’s pressing humanitarian crises have been solved, the County’s DHHS recently conducted an “undercover sting” operation to provide direction to businesses on how to better operate and meet the needs of their customers.
According to the County’s press release, DHHS’ Employment Training Division came up with this brilliant idea to help people get jobs and lift them out of the economic hardships they’ve long been mired in…oh wait. Shit. Cancel that, this undercover “customer service” sting actually had zero to do with helping people find jobs.
In fact, there’s just about zero reason for doing any sort of “undercover sting” aimed at providing feedback to businesses. If DHHS’ subsidiary departments had any sense – including the Employment Training Division and the Economic Development Division – they’d be doing stuff to encourage businesses to get going in the first place. We’re sure that DHHS is doing absolute loads of good in training people for employment and what not, but how about rerouting the money used to critique perfectly functioning local businesses towards helping more businesses get started? You know…encouraging business?
As an added bonus, encouraging more businesses in the county would mean . Bet you the County would’ve paid a consultant $40,000 for that tidbit – but you got it for free, courtesy of your friends at THC.
“But THC!” you say, “Humboldt County doesn’t like, promote, or encourage business!”
We momentarily forgot this, fellow Humboldt-ians, but thanks for the reminder: Humboldt County doesn’t like, encourage or support new businesses – they just like to launch pointless, shady, and wasteful sting operations so they can try to tell people how to run their existing businesses.
Which makes a lot of sense, because the County is run with such alarmingly effective business acumen that we’ve found ourselves in a massive, massive budget deficit. But who’s counting, right?
Here’s a link to the LoCO, which has the full text of the press release: