Well Nonsense! I've give away more than I have ever sold, matter of fact, I
give away about 85 per-cent of my silver... I think it looks pretty good!...
But I don't make my living from it, ........... and I didn't(haven't) spent
20/30 years learning this profession , and I don' have to put up with the
public's nonsense, etc.,etc, etc.
I feel someone should say it . . I appreciate the talent, knowledge, study
Now, you wanta 'buy me' as a sofware consultant...? Dig Deep, an I'll
assure you I will not 'blink' when I quote you a price( And it would be
$50.00/hr. either!) I've spent 30 years learning, studying, and still am,
every day!... What to discuss Medical Doctors, Lawyers, News Casters
salary, ... what they pull down!, how much they have to continue to study?
How much of a doctors education is paid for by US?? . . .who said making
money, improving ones standard of living is wrong??? ... not in this USA . .
Were does it say that artistic talent should be cheap to the general
public!!.. Oh, guess it has been that way for years! . . Nonsense.
My mother was a graduate artist ... never could afford to do what she loved,
to offer her talent to the world!.. I wasn't allowed because of this. My
daugher is a graduate, Fine Arts Major, but with difference required by 'Old
DAD'... Gaphic Design Minor ... She's talented, works for herself, ... See
if she blinks with an offer!!!
You have any idea what it cost to provide education for a graduate Art major
in a college today?? . . .
Then tell me about money, money, etc, BLAH,BLAH!!
At 10:05 PM 10/12/96 -0500, you wrote:
you are contributing to the
prostitution of the self employed.
Lets see! I'm self employed ! I am a prostitute! Oh well....Guess people
have been talking about me again......
I have Sold waxes for as low as $10.00 per hour ( or less ) Because I
quoted the price and chose to spend more time on detail. ..... Idealy
everyone would like to work for $50.00 per hour (or More ) But at $20.00
You are right , you can live., Guess you don't live in Albany, N.Y. A
qualified Bench repair person ( someone who can do wax carving, diamond
setting, etc..) as best I am able to tell, working for a local jewelry
store is averaging less than $15.00 per hour.... That is why I work for
myself, I get to spend more time working , get paid less but have no one
to awnser to.
Find someone to pay me $50.00 per hour and I become a employee.......
The first time in 26 years.
(of corse I get to sell a corored stone or diamond from time to time and
Bring my average wage up a bit
Jeffrey Everett wrote:
do you want a slave or a professional>. slaves are worth 24000.00pryr.
.professionals are worth aboout 80-98000.oo pr.yr. Your american pal,
$80K to $90K a year??? Gee, I'm worth that much :), but no one will pay
those kind of wages here in the good ol' U.S. of A. What are you talking
about Mike? I'd gladly quit my own business for that kind of a wage!
O.K. $50.00 pr. hour is standard for a good carver (wax), everybody pays
that much. Unless you settle for less.Even Korea and Asia charge that
much for model work. Now if your are working for someone else, you will
probobly get paid about $20.00 pr. hr. thats just about enough to eek
out an existance in this world, unfortuanatly. My models (designs) sell
very well to the general public, generating good money for the
manufacturer. The average master model sells for $200-$1000(I speak from
experience) If you sell for less than that, you are contributing to the
prostitution of the self employed. Believe me, what goes around comes
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