As we all know all about this economy and the down turns it has caused, I have been forced to close down my furniture business, due to the lack of customers. How this economy can change, last year I was working 12-14 hours a day, and since June it has dropped off drastically.
Well getting to the point , About three weeks ago I sent out three resume’s to woodworking company’s
I knew of, and less than a week I got a response from two, And have had two interviews .
Now I have to decide what one I’m going to take.
One is doing contract work out of my shop for the Company that is already established doing Mill work.
It would involve special woodwork for the Legacy woodworking Machine I Purched two years ago.
And the other is a forman posision . over seeing Mill work for a well established Company over 12
years, and want me to work on product devolopment, witch I have already thought of 4 items made from
the scraps they already discard, I know there product line.
I haven’t discused money with eather Company, I have a second interview to go to yet.
I’m leanning towords working for someone else for the next 20 years, Had enough of dealing with customers one on one.
SO. The point is with what you think of the small amount of woodworking you do ,I would still put it on your resuma as work experence. I have been working in the furniture industry for 18 years, and have work in my own shop building custom furniture since 1985. As the years go by you can learn more and better teckniques
in your woodworking.
-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI