man oh man! i sure dont miss all them employee problems. that why i do everything at my place. no more strokes for me(i had 2 as an owner of a busy place, 5 as the manager of a busier place). thats why my place is set up for 2 persons to run. me and the wife. good luck in you search for good help. you probably have already listed the job on various internet sites, right? one real desperate act that comes to mind is to check out other restaurants. sometimes your next employee can be found there……you just got to make the right offer to entice them to make the drive to the stix. also, some managers may even have a ton of applicants that are qualified, but they are fully staffed. i remember we used to trade all the time with a chicken house down the road. i had to keep 120 people on my staff to cover all shifts and positions and they needed about half that. if they needed someone, they would call for a name. if i needed someone, i would call them. great relationship.
hope this helps some..