Just in case you didn't make it back to my post yesterday I wanted to thank all of you for the advice you gave me yesterday.
I printed this page out yesterday and took it home with me. Sat down and read it over carefully. Gave it to my husband to read and then I hung a sign on my door that said, " Not taking in any more taxidermy work at this time. I have all the work I can handle for now".
Today I am going to type out a letter to my customers stating that I under estimated completion time on their mounts. I will state in the letter that if this is a problem for anyone they are more then welcome to pick up their specimans and their deposit.
I have decided to complete the work I have now (which will probably take me a year to complete) and take a break. I need some time to go fishing and hunting and run my dogs and have a beer and do some yard work, etc.... Maybe later on when I get ready to retire I will decide to go back into business but I just wasn't cut out for it right now. I will still do mounts for myself and maybe, just maybe a few for family but that's about it
Thanks again everyone for your advice. I truly feel alot better today about life in general.
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Glad to hear how you are handling it and not giving it up completely. Good for you and good luck. Dan Hudzik
You made my morning so happy,that now I gotta go have lunch(again).
Come back to say how things are,you're cared about here too!
don't sell your tools yet!
"THE" best way to slow down the work load is raise youre prices higher than even you think they should be. Then some and even most customers reject you and you are not rejecting them, which is bad in "the long run" And when some still want you do the work, you feel good about them and the job and everyone sleeps better.
I tried to e-mail you back but the message came back to me.
More power to you! I sometimes wish I could do what you're doing but I'm to far in to turn back and start over. Definate prozac candidate waiting to happen before all is said and done. So while you're sitting around and enjoying your sanity please pray for those of us who don't have that pleasure!(LOL) Pop in and say how things are going sometime. I truly wish you all the best life has to offer. And about the beer, HAVE TWO, you've earned them. Best Wishes. Jeff F.