sorry about your hospital stay. speedy recovery!
my post was a half cocked generalization talking about my actual personal experience in trying to hire people. seems it touched a nerve as it prompted this snarky private email to me:
saw your post complaining about not finding an intern for your studio.
Having a hard time recalling your Bellari and Alesis compressors?
An inter is good for the 50ch SSL room, huge coffee machine and loading
in/out the band's gear. Not pushing one of the 8 faders on your X-desk."
sounds like a young and bitter person's response. I could go on to explain that this is exactly what I was talking about, but I just feel if you don't get it then you just don't get it.
back ot, maybe try a kickstarter campaign? raising $300 should be cake!