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Adventures in Lutherie #7: I'm an apprentice!

01-10-2017 08:40 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

I think today I could mark as when I entered an ‘apprenticeship’ as an ‘Orchestral Instrument Repair Technician’. I’m doing piecework as I learn, but the owner of the shop wants me to be stationed there eventually. It’s better for business. I’ve got a steep learning curve ahead of me. the better and faster I work, the more I get paid. I’m repairing student rental instruments, so they aren’t going to be ‘restored’ to showr...

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random #40: outta time :(:

08-25-2010 11:57 AM by Gary Fixler | 21 comments »

That symbol is a frowney/smiley, because the news about my job lately is bittersweet. After the 7-month unemployed spell that started last September and lasted exactly as long as my savings held up, an old coworker got in touch with me about coming to work with him at an online games division of Disney. It was a really great opportunity to do exactly what I do, which is pretty niche, and it marked the first time the job skills requirements matched 100% with my resume. They’re usually mo...

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events #3: EMPLOYMENT

05-01-2010 12:31 PM by Gary Fixler | 24 comments »

Several of you wonderful folks have been occasionally checking in with me to see how things are going, and it’s meant a great deal to have your support. It’s felt in a strange way like I’ve had a team of kind souls backing me up. You have all brought smiles to my face many times throughout this 6-month dry spell. I’m happy to report that the rain has come again. After a 34-day submission/interview/pacing back and forth process and enough negotiating on my part to un...

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