I have been trying to hire someone for quite a while now, Some basic understanding of power tools would be nice but mainly I want someone willing and able to learn (not as easy as you might think), and someone who will never utter the phrase "good enough". The goal is perfection, and I've learned that people have very different ideas of what that is, some of it can be learned in time but not all. Any experience with hand tools or sharpening(correctly) would be a huge plus.
Best things: The finished product, the fact that no matter how much money I make, when I die there will be hundreds of items out in the world made by my hands that will outlast me.
Worst: You're still running a business, I don't have any complaints about the actual woodworking, but billing, taxes, tight deadlines, taxes, unexpected complications and taxes are mainly what get me down.
Tyler Jones Furniture Makers