Russ.He read the ad (as described earlier in this thread).
He sent me a resume.
<big snip>He read, agreed to, and signed the employee handbook.
He's happy, I'm happy. <snip>The End...........despite the overwhelming urge to type
Stop. You don't need to justify the Hire of Mike to any one here. It's just not becoming.
I'd trust you to do the right thing as an employer.
Any thing else should stay between the 4 walls of your shop.