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Christmas #1: Santa Outsources

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 11-29-2008 02:46 PM 872 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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NORTH POLE – Due to the increasing population of the world, it has been reported that Santa Claus (AKA Kris Kringle) cannot keep up with the many furniture wishes he has received this year.

Santa tells reporters in his yearly press conference that, along with population growth, many other factors have contributed to the problem. The popularity of a baseball bed, murphy beds, and a Princess Castle Loft made his schedule very demanding. Also complicating matters, many of his key Elves are retiring this year. The ELU (Elves Labor Union) has set a mandatory retirement age of 456 years of age.

ELU spokeself said Tuesday that “when our workers reach 456 of age, their eyesight starts failing. We would like to maintain the highest quality possible.”

Never fear! Santa does have a solution. He has talked to some of the finest business minds in the world: Donald Trump, Bill Gates, and Chris Davis – just to mention a few. Together, they came up with a solution that will save Christmas this year.

After talking to some of the most successful businesses around, Santa’s Workshop Inc. has decided to outsource some of its larger pieces. At first the ELU was not in agreement with this action. They feared their “high quality standard” would not be followed by others. However, after learning the company was wwbeds.com and poggyskids.com and that the they ahve agreed to let an elf check all outgoing furniture, the ELU could not argue any longer.

Santa has installed a live video feed to ensure no “elfing around”

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm



12 comments so far

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#1 posted 11-29-2008 03:08 PM

What a neat idea. Can’t wait to see what you knock out.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 11-29-2008 03:40 PM

Chris, for those of us with small shops it is wonderful to see full sheets of plywood being worked like this. Having the headroom and clearance around the saw makes working sheet goods almost a pleasure. :)

I enjoyed this. Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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lew

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#3 posted 11-29-2008 04:11 PM

Chris,
Not to poke a hole in your net of wonder, but shouldn’t those safety glasses be for your eyes and not your forehead? Would hate to think of you not being able to see the looks on the faces of those who receive your gifts.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 11-29-2008 04:15 PM

Busted! Thanks, my thick head has to be reminded. I’ll have to tell sometime about the time I shot a lot if lacquer in my eye, even under my eye lid. Thanks for the safty reminder.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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Betsy

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#5 posted 11-29-2008 05:07 PM

Did you know that I’m on the Quality Assurance Committee—the elfs are upset about th QA being outsourced also—- but I needed a job and Santa was forward thinking enough to let me take a stab at it. So in order for me to keep my job I must be sent all of your projects to inspect. After my lengthy QA process (say, let see, about 20 years or so), I’ll send them on for purchase.

:-)

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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mmh

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#6 posted 11-29-2008 05:09 PM

Hey, I spotted a coffee break early on production, then the Elf left for lunch! What type of union is that!

Nice workshop. Can I ask Santa for a larger wood workshop? 456 years old for manditory retirement? Gee, I guess I’m out of a job. . . .

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Chris Davis

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#7 posted 11-29-2008 05:48 PM

Betsy, this is starting to sound like a real union, with the bottle neck in getting a prodcut out. If that is what Santa wants, lets go with it.

I have the inside so I’ll go before him for you for you mmh, or you could go to the mall and set on his lap. I’m not sure about the bigger shop thing, then you’ll compete for my “Santa Workshop Contract” next year.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 11-29-2008 07:13 PM

wow quite an honour to be working for Santa!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Betsy

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#9 posted 11-29-2008 08:38 PM

Chris—- it’s all about competition—- this is a hard market——- without good QA Santa won’t be able to compete——- so please, please, please don’t skip any steps!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 11-29-2008 08:41 PM

Okay Betsy your in. lol

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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Betsy

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#11 posted 11-29-2008 10:20 PM

Whew!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#12 posted 11-29-2008 11:43 PM

Ok Chris, I’m calling Norm on this one, what’s the MOST important safety rule? and not just on the top of your head! LOL We all love your work, we just want you to be safe too.

-- James

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