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OzFramer

CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
I'd walk.
If I hear one more person say, "Framing, it's not rocket science." somebody's going to get a frame sample in the eye.

You should just force the situation, quit, and spend your time looking for another job.
Framing is not Rocket Science !!!
{Ducks}

IT CAN BE MORE COMPLICATED !!!
:beer:
 

Jim Miller

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Statement: "It's not rocket science".
Reply: Certainly not. Rockets are designed to work for a very short time and often self-destruct, but proper framing is designed to endure for decades.

Statement: "It's not brain surgery".
Reply: Certainly not. The best brain surgery only lasts one lifetime, but properly framed heirlooms might outlive your grandchildren.

Statement: "It's not as important as the kids".
Reply: Certainly not, but the kids will go away in a few years, and properly framed photos and memorabilia will help you remember them at their best.

Statement: "It's just a picture".
Reply: Yes, but if it is important to you, you will probably enjoy it longer than your cars, your furniture, your appliances, your best clothes, or your kids. Thirty to fifty years is not unusual. Adults often see on their parents' walls framed pictures from their childhood.
 

jim_p

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I remember one of Paul Cascio's favorite lines when I was in his class was "It's not rocket surgery". This was when SpaceShipOne was making the news, so there was regular coverage of rocket surgery at the time :)

[of course, there *is* the micro-surgery I occasionally perform on a dinged frame or slightly mis-cut mat, but that's another story...]
 

GUMBY GCF

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Working as a framing employee & working as a Framing Educator are certainly two different pay grades.

Yes the job market is tight.

Look at what Paul C. is charging for his framing classes and those are group classes not one on one.
Look at the charge to be trained on a CMC.

This does not mean you will be able to extract that from the new owner.
You can't reason with stupidity...But it should be a starting point.

As with everything you get what you pay for....
Never burn a bridge that you may beable to use later.
 

Randy Jordan

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Yes, John

Yes John, there's more, you forgot about the holes in the colored paper! Silly boy!!
 

beta

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
I don't know if anybody already mentioned this but I do have a couple suggestions if you do end up looking for another job.

First, be discreet, professional, and tactful when you do these things.

1. Talk to your regular supplier's delivery driver/s if you have one and ask if they know of another reputable shop in the area that is hiring. Drivers go from shop to shop and they generally know what's what.

2. Talk to your reps. Many of the reps are fully aware if there is a sale or if somebody else in the industry is looking for a good employee. They may also be able to give you an idea of what the shop owners are like and how well they treat their employees.

3. Don't be afraid to call your local competition and ask them if they're hiring. Let them know that you have experience and what you are familiar with. You may be surprised by your marketability.
 

Kirstie

PFG, Picture Framing God
Statement: "It's not rocket science".
Reply: Certainly not. Rockets are designed to work for a very short time and often self-destruct, but proper framing is designed to endure for decades.

Statement: "It's not brain surgery".
Reply: Certainly not. The best brain surgery only lasts one lifetime, but properly framed heirlooms might outlive your grandchildren.

Statement: "It's not as important as the kids".
Reply: Certainly not, but the kids will go away in a few years, and properly framed photos and memorabilia will help you remember them at their best.

Statement: "It's just a picture".
Reply: Yes, but if it is important to you, you will probably enjoy it longer than your cars, your furniture, your appliances, your best clothes, or your kids. Thirty to fifty years is not unusual. Adults often see on their parents' walls framed pictures from their childhood.
I want to print this out and hang it in the back room, Jim!
 
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