Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Suffering a great loss


#1

Hi All, The retail store for which I work is about to suffer a
great loss. Nadia, who is our managers right hand, is moving to
the Virginia Beach-Norfork, VA area. Her husband has aquired a
position in that area and should be there in early summer. Here is
just a little bit about Nadia. Her jewelry career began as a
teenager in an Italian factory learning her bench skills. Her
next position was as a benchperson in Virginia for a number of
years. She has spent the last six years or so with us doing
everything the manager does. When you consider your over 3
benchman and a varying number of sales staff from 6 to as many as
15 during the Christmas season, it’s quite a bit or
responsibility. As a benchman-company man for 14 years she is a
pleasure to work with. She is straight forward, honest, and has a
wonderful personality. If anybody in the area is interested or
know of somebody who is please e-mail me privately and I will
forward the to her.

                                         Thank You,

                                       Michael B in Fay.NC

#2

Michael B. Where is Faye, N.C.? We spend quite a bit of time
in NC, in fact we are planning to move to the Blowing Rock/Boone
area within the next year (hopefully) and I have never heard of
Faye. Just curious/jb

J. Byers
http://www.csranet.com/~phoenixe
@Phoenixe


#3

Michael, I’m an independant goldsmith in that area (Newport
News). I don’t have a storefront, but maybe could recommend some
good ones to try.

Wendy Newman
@Wendy_Newman3
www.goldgraphix.com


#4
 As a benchman-company man for 14 years she is a pleasure to
work with. She is straight forward, honest, and has a wonderful
personality.

Sorry folks, I can’t let this go by without comment. She is
neither a benchman nor a company man. The terms are bench
jeweler and company woman or company person.

I realize some people will find this annoying. So I will take
pains to point out that language matters. And using language
that makes women invisible denies that women exist in jewelry.
How can more young women come into jewelry if we only talk about
"benchmen?" It makes it seems that there are no women working
at the bench in the industry.

It takes extra effort and special visioning ability to be the
"first woman," we don’t need to make little girls think they
would be the first woman in jewelry just because they never hear
or see women in jewelry. In fact, women have been in jewelry
for a long time. And there are more women than men in SNAG.

If you’d like to do more about this, you could participate in
this month’s “Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” April 22, 1999.
Notice it’s Take Our Daughters, not “your” daughter. You can
take any young woman age 9-15 with you. For more
see http://www.ms.foundation.org.

-Elaine


#5

Michael, I’m an independant goldsmith in that area (Newport
News). I don’t have a storefront, but maybe could recommend some
good ones to try.

Wendy,

Most of the store fornt software I have seen has been pretty
expensive ($800+). I know there are a few bargan packages out
there, but I haven’t played with them at all. Someone had
metioned a package that they had used called the Online Merchant
(www.onlinemerchant.com) on an Orchid thread, but I have gotten
around to checking it out yet. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

Michael

p.s. I visited your web site, it is very well done. It has a
Clean layout and is easy to navigate. I spend way too much time
using the internet for work and see a lot of badly done web
sites. It’s really nice to find some that a little thought went
into.