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Post Mon May 02, 2011 12:29 am

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My son officially leaves school and starts working with me today. 3 Generations working in the business from today. I'm feeling proud, but old at the same time. I remember when he was born, only seems like a week or so ago.

I've told him if anything goes wrong at work from now on, its automatically his fault. He's not sure if I'm serious or not.

I am though :)
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Post Mon May 02, 2011 8:33 am

Rightly proud you should be! I really enjoy my kids working with me (non site of course), there's something quite satisfying about it :-)
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Post Mon May 02, 2011 2:20 pm

I have his T-short Shane... :P

good for him/you... staff you can trust 100% is difficult to come by. its a quality he will already have without any experience. so yous are already off to a flying start! :wink:
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Post Tue May 03, 2011 9:13 am

That's great news Shane

It'll take him a little while to get the right amount of sugar and milk proportion but the balance will come in time

Is it milk in the cup before the tea is added or milk added after
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Post Tue May 03, 2011 11:38 am

You must be very proud, Shane.
I often wanted my youngest son to follow in my footsteps, but he'll make more money doing something else.
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Good luck to him and I do think the milk goes in first, John.
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Post Tue May 03, 2011 12:49 pm

Thanks friends.

His first day was one of those deep end moments.

All hell broke loose from the very first phone call, with some pretty urgent jobs coming in from some pretty big clients. I regret taking the last week off work to be honest.

He handled himself very well, although he was a bit overawed some times.

I was very impressed that, when I was on the phone trying to negotiate longer time frames with some of the bigger clients with the tighter schedules, Ashley took over the job I was doing and kept the momentum going whilst I was on the phone.

I was able to deflect some design requests his way too, which he produced with very little tweaking required from me.

On top of that, we had plenty of laughs through the day.

I'm very proud of him today, and told the wife that we must have done something right, as two clients have already rung me privately to commend me on the good manners and respectful attitude my new staff member has displayed.
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Post Tue May 03, 2011 3:01 pm

Jill Marie Welsh wrote:You must be very proud, Shane.
I often wanted my youngest son to follow in my footsteps, but he'll make more money doing something else.
:D
Good luck to him and I do think the milk goes in first, John.
Love....Jill


that's just the point Jill
Some argue against it
I must say it causes quite a stir
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Post Tue May 03, 2011 6:55 pm

Shane you must be chuffed to bit's, well done to Ashley for taking you on :D

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Post Tue May 03, 2011 7:03 pm

Well done Shane, I'm sure with you teaching him all he knows he'll be a great asset.

Is he going to do a month and then take a gap year :D he can come over here and help me.
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Post Tue May 03, 2011 7:12 pm

When he's been to yours Martin he can come to ours :D I am sure we can fill a year for him.

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Post Tue May 03, 2011 10:02 pm

fantastic :D
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Post Tue May 03, 2011 10:32 pm

Nice one Shane, I worked for my late Dad, so I'm biased...was a good rewarding few years but the pay was crap! :D
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 11:14 am

don't mention the pay Harry, I've convinced him the 1st year is free
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 11:15 am

.... never realised he had such a great sense of humour either, needless to say we laugh a lot.
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 9:08 pm

nice one shane, I sure hope he does well :wink:
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 10:58 pm

Shane Drew wrote:don't mention the pay Harry, I've convinced him the 1st year is free


something tells me that he be working his own hours lol
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 11:30 pm

Shane you should not regret it one bit.
my son now 30 has been with me the last 6 years and we have not looked back.

i did find that a bit of out side training like a wrapping course or 2 brought better skills in to the business, then he was teaching me.

i like it when a customer walks pass me saying its ok i will speak to the boss.

suits me.
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Post Thu May 05, 2011 10:23 am

Thanks Friends,

Ashley and I put in a huge day today, we still have to go back and work a bit yet but we have come home to have our evening meal with the wife nd daughter.

Dad and I fly out at 5am to do a job in Sydney, and I'm more than happy to leave ashley look after the fort.

He got his first customer yesterday. He's proud as punch, and so he should be.

he said to me today that he really didn't expect it to be so enjoyable working in the family business, but he loves the satisfaction of seeing the end result and a happy customer.

I've worked with my dad for 35 years. Never regretted a minute of it, although sometimes it was hard working when your mates were enjoying themselves with school holidays, and the pay wasn't great, but my dad was very alert to these things and made up or it in other ways, like buying me my first new car.

Dad and I are great mates, and Ashley is seeing that working with family is not as bad as his mates at school led him to believe.

I've stressed its about team work and knowing your responsibilities. He seems to have taken that on-board and is enjoying his new role in the family.

I've told him if things go to plan, we'll try and make the UK sign show next year. Thats the hope anyway.
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Post Thu May 05, 2011 10:45 am

I've told him if things go to plan, we'll try and make the UK sign show next year. Thats the hope anyway.


:cheer: 2 for the price of One :funky:
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Post Thu May 05, 2011 1:05 pm

Shane Drew wrote:I've told him if things go to plan, we'll try and make the UK sign show next year. Thats the hope anyway.


Busmans holiday, bet he can't wait. :lol1:
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Post Sun May 08, 2011 2:17 pm

Shane Drew wrote:I've told him if things go to plan, we'll try and make the UK sign show next year. Thats the hope anyway.


how old is he again? :wink: you know what im talking about




if u lot are coming, we need to prepare something as last few years has been "normal" lol
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Post Mon May 09, 2011 2:35 am

way too young dave....
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Post Mon May 09, 2011 11:45 am

You should take him to the Letterhead meet in Ireland too.
I'm going and taking my son, who will be 16.
(that is, if he stops being surly as he's been for three weeks)
See, if you do Sign UK in May, you'll only have to be on vacation till July.
You can also help me celebrate my 50th birthday.
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Post Mon May 09, 2011 8:43 pm

awww lovely...
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 12:31 pm

Sadly it will be one or the other Jill. I wonder if all our other friends from UKSB would all go to the Ireland meet? Wouldn't that be a blast!!
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 1:10 pm

Shane Drew wrote:Sadly it will be one or the other Jill. I wonder if all our other friends from UKSB would all go to the Ireland meet? Wouldn't that be a blast!!


I'm thinking about Ireland Shane, would be very a different aspect of signmaking for me, plus Lynn has been trying to convince me that it is a blast!

Congratulations on having your son working with you Shane, it can be a mixed bag of blessings at times, but it sounds as though you are getting along great!

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Post Tue May 10, 2011 1:38 pm

Lorraine Clinch wrote:
Shane Drew wrote:Sadly it will be one or the other Jill. I wonder if all our other friends from UKSB would all go to the Ireland meet? Wouldn't that be a blast!!


I'm thinking about Ireland Shane, would be very a different aspect of signmaking for me, plus Lynn has been trying to convince me that it is a blast!

Congratulations on having your son working with you Shane, it can be a mixed bag of blessings at times, but it sounds as though you are getting along great!

Lorraine


gotta promise me I can take a photo of you Lorraine. I still look at the one I took of you at sign UK and feel like I was being naughty :)
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 1:39 pm

No to knock SignUK, it's fun and a great way to show your son some modern equipment. And of course to meet up with our friends from UKSB.
But...at the Ireland meet he will see a whole nother aspect of our trade.
I can imagine a teenager being very bored at SignUK...but not at a Letterhead meet.
And you don't have to be able to paint to appreciate what you see.
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 7:48 pm

I will second that Jill, I couldn't paint if my life depended on it but I do appreciate the work that traditional sign writers do. Just wish I could do it myself :oops:

Shane great that you have family all working together, if I did more work and needed to employ someone then I would like it to be family. I know some people say you should never employ family or friends but the way I see it is that family members are more likely to have an interest in the business and want to see it do well.

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