What nots of a former coffee house guy

Welcome to random bon mots from a guy that used to own the best darn coffee house in Union City, CA

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Well, it's that time of the season. Paddy's is looking to hire two people, for the morning and mid morning shifts. If you know someone, would you mind having them get in touch with us.

What are we looking for:

a) Must have graduated from high school
b) Local to 94587
c) Pleasing and friendly personality
d) Ability to handle and diffuse situations
e) Must have their own mode of transportation
f) Not looking for short term or seasonal jobs
g) Flexible hours
h) And of course, must like coffee and tea
i) Prior retail experience an added bonus
j) Must be willing to challenge and improve themselves personally and professionally

Candidates must submit a resume with a cover letter mentioning the reasons why they want to work here and what they can offer.

We offer a wonderful environment to work with. Within a short span of time, each person manages their own shift and becomes independent. There is no hierarchy or structure, every one is the same. Our average employee stay is about 3 years. And that's the reason why we are not looking for short term people.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Book Drive to benefit Starlight Children's Foundation

You know we have done fundraisers in the past. And you also know we have done a book drive in the past. Then we thought,why not combine both of them. And thus this idea was born.

Paddy's Coffee House will hold a book drive/fundraiser for the Starlight Children's Foundation. Upto Saturday September 24th, there will be Starlight boxes and tables at the coffee house for people to donate books. We would be collecting used and new books. Used books will be taken to Half Price Books, Fremont, to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation. New books will be donated to Starlight Hospital Contacts throughout the greater bay area. The entire fundraiser would last 3 weeks, with a closing reception on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

To close out the fundraiser, we will have a reception on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. There will be a book reading by Jan Pitcher, author and artist of Where do the Stars Go?. She will bring her paintings to display at Paddy's during the event and do a reading for the children. After the reading, Turtle Wayne will teach the children how to draw turtles... which we will collaborate and make a book of all the drawings.