Sorry if this is a rant, but i need someplace to talk about.
Have you ever had one of those days, or weeks? I am having on of those months where everything seems to be going from bad to worse.
To begin with, our government is trying to put some order in the financial department, which is fine but its taking its toll on small family owned business like ours.
They are registering all the companies that don’t paid formal taxes(we called it “social sector of the economy”) and that is good, but they are treating us like we are a huge company and the process to accomplish that its so bureaucratic and costly for us that we can not afford it. And here is the kicker: I can not sell my craft to any big company as they are required to get a fiscal number from me, obviously I cant provide it.
And now the workshop. Its started about a month ago, my drum sander failed and we put it apart to try to fixed it. We could not fix as the piece needed, a bearing, was nowhere to be found, then the thicknesses planner, a gear that moves the chain broke and as there are no parts for that we send it to the metal shop, they did replicate the piece but for some reason it did not work, it drives the chain but it does not pull the wood.
About a week ago the joiner, we sent it to the metal shop and they weld some parts but it broke again, after that the scroll saw, same story, no parts for it and has to be modified to get it to work, luckily I have another one, so that’s kinda sorted, but if that fail I can kiss my production good by as most of the work we do is with this tool.
I know things are rough everywhere, some others places have it worse, but still, its sad to try to make a living with the thing you love and not be able to do it.
if you are still here thanks for reading. in the meantime, as Dory just to sang: just keep swimming just keep swimming. we will see were the current take us