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Offline andyfest

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Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« on: November 06, 2020, 08:03:36 AM »
It's been almost 3 years since I was laid off from the folding carton packaging company that I worked for. Since then I've been kinda semi-retired, doing part-time gigs for Canada Post and being a municipal cop in the summer seasons in our resort community. The other day I received a call from a former colleague of mine at the packaging company and it turns out that he and his son have started a sign company, which is doing really well. They were looking for a digital tech and thought of me, so it looks like I'm back into the graphics world again, at least for a couple of years. Same front end but totally different outputs - mostly vinyl signs, vehicle wraps, etc. - sounds very Skryber-esque, so I may be back up asking for advice!!
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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2020, 09:05:28 AM »
Great to hear. Welcome back to the madness. :evil:
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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2020, 10:09:57 AM »
Welcome Back Andy!
I would like to do something different too!

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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 10:26:03 AM »
I'll be happy to help so ask away, and welcome back to the circus.
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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 01:49:35 PM »
There are lots of ads for Graphic people here in Toronto, but most have unrealistic expectations and are offered as entry level salaries. I assume they believe there is a large number of talent that is desperate to work for nothing.

The manager who downsized all the knowledge and talent at my last shop, was let go last week and is looking for sympathy...

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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 02:24:26 PM »
The manager who downsized all the knowledge and talent at my last shop, was let go last week and is looking for sympathy...

Karma is a bitch isn't it?
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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2020, 06:57:20 PM »
Awww... Booey hooey.
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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2020, 05:16:39 AM »
There are lots of ads for Graphic people here in Toronto, but most have unrealistic expectations and are offered as entry level salaries. I assume they believe there is a large number of talent that is desperate to work for nothing.

Talented or not, there's a lot of desperate people around...

Good luck with your new start Andy! 

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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2020, 12:34:41 AM »
What a coinkydink (minus the ink). SHTF in Gnubler-ville and I'm in the midst of starting up a sign & decal business from the ruins of a wrecked printshop. Looks like I'm not alone...just about everyone I know is working 2-3 jobs/gigs to stay afloat. This will be a moonlighter for me, for starters.
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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 09:15:04 AM »
Welcome back to PRINT WORLD where your soul goes to die.

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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2020, 09:15:40 AM »
finally, there is hope for the world...


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Re: Out of the frying pan and into the fire...
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2020, 12:07:28 PM »
Welcome back to PRINT WORLD where your soul goes to die.

(Confirmation in the last 2 weeks that both gnubler and digitalcrapshoveler are both still alive)
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