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Sign business needs some good P.R. Help


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Post Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:37 am

Sign business needs some good P.R. Help

This happened today... So, a former employee stopped by after a number of years. He had married a gal with a couple of daughters. Their new daddy asked them if they wanted a tour of the shop. The youngest ( about 6) asked what we made. He said, "they make signs here". The little girl looked a little puzzled and then said "I thought they made signs in prison."

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:55 pm

:D She has a point!

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:27 pm

:lol1: i here some sign makers think they are in Prison! :lol1:

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:01 pm

I should clarify this a little. Here in Alberta, Canada, a couple of the prisons have sign shops, competing with the rest of us in the industry. This is a source of much controversy. I'm sure the little girl must have seen or heard a story on this topic somewhere along the line. After that, she decided that all signs must be made in prisons.

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Post Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:28 pm

If the guys learn to make signs in prison, does that mean you have a bunch of ex-cons working in the sign trade in your area?

At the rate tools and materials disappear at work, you would swear it was the case here as well :evil:

I'm all for prisoners working. But it should be public service. Cleaning road verges, manually digging graves, sweeping pavements, washing council / government cars etc etc.

Here in Namibia it used to be common for schools to have a work-gang of convicts to clean the premises. As a matter of fact, I am registered as a "Volunteer Prison Guard" - this means I can go to prison early morning, and "draw" a work gang for the day. But the rules state they may NOT do qualified work (i.e. a qualified electrician may not be used to do electric work etc). You may ONLY use the work gang for hard, physical labour. The rules are old, but still in force. When I have a gang, I have to call them to a "loo-parade" Everybody line up, all unzip, all "water the garden" , tools back in pants, on with work :D

When it is cold, according to the rule book, the convicts may not make a fire to keep warm or stand with their hands in their pocket. The rules state "the guard must work them hard enough so they don't feel cold"

I love it! 12 guys cost me only 3 pound sterling per day. For the LOT :D

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