I have been reading your email, again and again. I went to an artsy
designer and asked for a measly $27.00 hour. He's still calling me
back, after 3 months. He even showed me some of his very-mediocre
setting he had done. But to try this setter and after showing him my
visual resume ( stones set in s/s.) I guess I was too high for him
pocket book! He wanted some high quality workmanship but at "entry
level", rock bottom prices. The "transportation charges" would have
cost me at least $2-3.00 an hour just to get there. Not too mention
he didn't stock any setting tools/burs....duh!
Absolute high quality diamond setting in this area of the Ontario,
Canada, is almost a thing of the past, real pity! So now I've decided
to broaden my outlook and look into more important avenues, such as
education and writing books on this topic. No way am I whining, but
the reality is that others who are totally devoted to this field
should now "see the writing on the wall" and broaden their outlook if
things are getting slow. Try not to be a Type 3: What's a Type Three?
Here is my list, enjoy this read, this is for anyone.
Type ONE; Make it happen!!!
Type TWO; Watch it Happen!!!
Type THREE; Wonder, What happened!!!
Just my many thoughts and observations on this dwindling trade of
ours, up here in Toronto. In the past three weeks four of five
companies went "toes up", or moved south to Mexico. Creating over
400-500 workers to hit the streets and be Type Three's.
Basically my dear friends if you see things slow down, it's the time
to re-asses your future and don't sit around pondering the Type
Three, there is so much to do out there...:>)...I can't wait for my
conference in Denver, CO...so much 'networking' to do.