Dear readers, I am doing research for an article which I hope to
publish, which will shed some light on the business practices of
some of the the companies who demonstrate a total disregard for
their craftspeople, through any number of oppressive means. Often,
the goldsmiths and jewellers that work for them go to great lengths
to satisfy the greedy owners, only to find themselves exhaused,
bitter, and in poor health due to unsafe working conditions.
I would appreciate any detailed which any of you could
provide, preferrably first-hand experience. I am primarily looking
for North American examples, but all are welcome. Please send
replies off-list, and I will compile them as soon as I can. Do not
send stories as attachments, or they will not be read. Thank you in
advance for the help, and, hopefully, the exposure will affect some
positive changes in our industry.
Best regards, David Keeling @DAVID_KEELING