SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I just went through the hiring process yet again. I have had many people in and out my door over the years, and have come to the conclusion certain types should be avoided. I have had some great employees, and some I never want to see in this life again. In my opinion, and this is only from my experience, artists should be avoided. I have fired no less than four. Unfortunatly, framing seems to attract artists like bees to honey. I have had great luck with retirees. I have found that if an individual has an aptitude for color and design, and likes to work with their hands, they can learn to work the design counter and/or frame. I also tend to stay away from people who say they can frame. I tried a couple of them, only to find they knew little. One was a frame shop employee for a number of years. Talk about trying to teach an old dog new tricks. I was wondering, from those of you who must go through the firing/hiring process, what kind of individual has worked best for you? I guess I'm trying to find a common thread that may be the key to finding a good employee.