News that Portland’s Ladybug Organic Cafe has closed
Ladybug Organic Cafe
A big thank you to all of the people in St. Johns (and the rest of the universe) who have supported us during that time. It makes me exceptionally sad to say that yesterday was the last day for the Ladybug. We did our best, but times have been tough and we ran as far as we could go. Always with lots of love,
You may remember an article in the NY Times from December 2008, about their job application process.
But as the owner of Ladybug Organic Coffee Company, a coffee shop that serves pastry and other light fare, Angel O’Brien, 31, has managed to break new ground in Portland’s hypercompetitive, hypercaffeinated coffee community — with a five-page job application form that includes 10 essay questions intended to weed out all but the most devoted and cheerful baristas and bakers.
“What is the most important thing that you have ever learned, and how has it changed your life?” one question reads. “What is something that you do on a regular basis to make the world a better place?” And, “What is one thing that you think would make Portland a better city?”
I guess event the strictest hiring standards are not a guarantee of success.