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Friday, September 15, 2017
It has been some time since I felt it necessary to say anything about my job. However this is something that i need to address at this time.
My work associates range in ages and this diversity helps our department funtion in an ackward yet somewhat effective way.
One coworker who is very verbal about everything that goes wrong. You know when she is not well because she is quiet and there are times when she is very focus on what she is doing and if that concentration is broken so is her silence. For the most part this does not bother me except when she takes me out of my zone and then my work rhythm is interrupted. I am sure i am guilty of doing the same to her i think everyone does.
Then there is next coworker a beautiful young lady that gives the impression of being younger than she actually is and so I have a tendency to feel like need to protect her. That is something I had to stop doing it was not needed and i hope I did not offend her. Her method working is not as productive as i would like it to be but i am not the one who sets the standards.
Then there is the veteran she has worked there long time in different departments. She has given me many helpful tips in keeping the work off my desk. however she does take a lot of shortcuts and often change processes to her advantage. I hope the changes we put in writing will help to stop this from happening.
I like the work environment there and i will really miss it but it time for me to go.
Today I sent a email to my supervisor and her boss regarding the young beauty because she is often sleeping at her desk. I have brought this to my supervisor attention and i guess she talked to her but i am not certain. Then i went to her boss and reported the same. She did talk to her because the my the young one told us so. She never said if she knew it was me that told she just said she needs to be more careful and she was alert for a couple DAYS and she was back at it.
Well the veteran and the talker cant stand the sleeping, the lack of accountability, and general lazy way of working that young one displays everyday. This does bother me but what bother me the most is her sleeping. I can't say i am completely alert all the time but i know i am not sleeping at my desk. There are time when the young one does not know what someone is sayingto her because she is just waking, and it has to be difficult to wake upand be capable to do the job.
I feel bad but i am tired of the childishness and the lack of anyone wanting to make clear stand so I made my position clear in writing. My email was clear but not vindictive I hope I can deal with the trama this is bound to cause.
Friday, April 1, 2016
We moved into our new home 4 months ago and I still have boxes to get unpacked and stuff to put away.
The sewing/crafting area is still incomplete. Sigh! There is so much stuff still everywhere despite my best efforts.
This month was the busiest month I have ever had. Sewing jobs kept coming in and I still have 3 jobs yet to complete.
I searching for my supplies I did locate of lot of items and put them into their proper place. When I found all the different zippers I also found a dress that I had laid out and cut out and I thought oh I can finish this..... but the reality is it was only the back of the dress... who,, what... how did it get separated from the rest of the dress... I put it in UFO bin of incomplete clothing...
Four skirts were shortened.... I have to work on my hand stitching. I JUST VALUE A WELL DONE HEM. Three dress had zippers replaced..... 4 pants shorten..... 1 pant waist enlarged.
1 pairs of pants with holes in the crotch repaired....2 swimsuit cover ups completed. I also got a dress made for myself but I feel like I need to redo some of it. I should not rush job items that i do just for my self. I am my own advertisement.
Enjoy the day!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Everyone loves your work..... You do just a great job.......Its great that you love sewing I could not do it.. These are the things that are said to me over time.
I have been doing alteration for friends and family since the age of 14. Somewhere around age 25 I expanded my alteration business to outside my comfort range. The name of the business was to be " Sew Perfect for Every Body" . Take your clothing and customize them to fit perfect for you.
Over the years I have express my desire to some who have had this type of business and all I would get is discouragement. The horrors of the customer who does not know what they really want and the trials of getting paid what the jobs are really worth. Result is that I have never attempt to actually have the business I dreamed of and I remain taking in jobs from friends and family.
Outside of the take this in its too big. Or let this out it must have shrunk. Occasionally I take a job because it"s a challenge and I always am looking for challenges. Then there are time when the job is refuse because its a something I cannot do. That is when I test myself and conquer that challenge by purchasing something in a thrift store and then do what was requested of me. If successful than I can accept these type of jobs. It is enjoyable for me.
I have decided to give the business a try. However I will not accept jobs to create and dress for someone. All the horrors the other seamstress complained about were the jobs of making a dress and the customer changing their mind about the style of the dress mid fitting and the infamous wedding dress once finish bride complains and does not want to pay to the work. Even with a contract some cases ended in court.
So my business will be a customization of clothing to fit the client. I will create some flyer's and post them in laundromats within a 5 to 10 mile radius of where I live. Try to get some new business.
I have created a price list after taking the time to research the going prices from tailors, cleaners, and stores that offer alterations on clothes purchases at their stores. My prices are not too low and not too high as least that is how I feel about it.
Anyhow this weekend the sewing space will be set up and I can get my new flyer's out in the area where i live and we will see if this will work.
If it does not then I will consider my second dream job teaching others to sew. Or creating my own line of clothing and have a runway show. That sounds like fun.
Once I start getting jobs in I will have a lot more to post of repairs and fittings hopefully this will be a lot of profitable fun.
Friday, February 26, 2016
A Cowork recently asked my why i start my emails and other internal messages with Good day.
I have been doing that for YEARS... i really do know when i started doing this but it makes me feel good to start my messages with Good day. Maybe by saying it so much it will actually be a good day.
The monthly challenge in the Journal workshop was inspiration cards.
I want to inspire and be inspired and try to keep that ourlook so creating these cards will be a help.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Graphic, Interior, Industrial, Fashion Designers, Photographers and other Creative Aftist use this to illustrat the style they wish to pursue.
January's challenges at Jennibellie workshop was creating a Mood Board that shows what you want for 2016.
I am a person who is easily distacted. Anyone who knows me knows I can be talking about something and if a pretty butterfly flies by I am like look at the beautiful colors. I have gotten better with time but it still happens from time to time. I created a mood board to participate in the January challenge.
I created the mood board on the cover of my multi-media paper book and It is finish for the moment.
I printed pictures from the 1970 of east livery where I grew up. Both my parents were alive and my youngest sister was born so this time period I had a complete family.
Everyone in this picture has red ruby slippers "There is no place like home." I love returning to the east liberty part of town. It is hard to see the work love so I have to get a new white gel pen and make the work pop!
The Brass Rail my dad would get the family fish sandwiches from there. So as I find the right fish stickers it will be place somewhere in this area.
Sometimes you are so busy taking care of business you forget to Dream. Some of my best creative ideas come to me in a dream.
The Dancing yellow dress. Ever put on a dress and feel wonderful and happy and pretty that you just have to dance.
When I take time for me I create, by drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting writing. So this is a reminder to take some me time.
I love owls these are saying " IT'S OWL GOOD!" lol!
As time goes on I know I will add to it which is the main reason it is on the cover.
2016 word INSPIRATION
I have to add this to the mood board. A reminder to be inspired and inspire other of live the life they love.
Monday, January 25, 2016
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