I just don't get it. Time and time again I see the petty arguments between taxidermists. Personality differences, jealousy, whatever. It is all just window dressing. But why would businesses throw away profit? I am no one special in the taxidermy industry, no world champion, never invented some neat taxidermy product, I don't believe I am the know all end all of any aspect of taxidermy. Heck I don't even have my own shop. I just work for someone else. But I love my job. even after all these years I still wake up and look forward to going to work. I have worked my way up through the ranks from line taxidermist to assistant manager and I have seen many come and many go. The fellow I have worked for is aging, and I expected he would retire one day. I kind of figured he would retain ownership, and move one of his loyal employees into the top management spot. Hopefully it would be me. But that was not to be. He sold the business. The new owner came in and introduced himself to us all. He told us that we would all have our jobs as long as we wanted them, and that nothing was going to change. (ya right) Last week I placed the monthly supply/materials order just as usual. After the task was complete I pinned the order to the tack board in receiving so it could be checked in upon arrival. The next morning the new owner came into the workshop with the order in his hand. and asked "What is this?" I explained that it was this months supply/materials order. to which he said. "This studio No longer orders from McKenzie!" I explained that all the guys in the shop were used to McKenzie forms, changing that may cause a disruption in the smooth flow of work, and that it may create a temporary decrease in overall quality of the work, as everyone would have to get use to new materials. That it would also increase the time it took me to work up and place an order. because few other supply houses carried as comprehensive line of supplies as McKenzie. That I would literally have to work up five or six orders each month rather than one or two to attain the same supplies. Now I am not going to give a direct quote of his reply, because I cannot use some of his expletives here. But Basically he said he would never give McKenzie a penny of his money. That they had wronged him some 20 years ago. and when he talked to customer service they basically told him "Oh well! too bad for you." he has never done business with them since. This single event has created turmoil within the shop. No one is happy and some of the guys are talking about quitting. And it is cresting ill will between the crew and new owner. I waited a few days and approached the new owner again . With reason and logic I tried to find some sort of work around. The owner told me he could reach no resolve with McKenzie They had wronged him and They did not care, They have gotten so big that the guys who built them no longer matter. He offered as proof the fact that he had just called and canceled a $5000.00 order and we are so insignificant to them that they did not even call to find out why. It makes no sense to me why would McKenzie loose out on all that business? Throw the guy a bone and apologize for god sake! And why would he let a grudge cost him money. I place the orders. So I know what the volume discounts are. I know that ordering $500.00 here and $700.00 there does not give you as large of a discount as ordering $1200.00 from one place. Let alone the turmoil it is causing with the crew. Lets get past this. We have a studio that is and has been working like a Swiss watch why mess with it? I guess taxidermist are even a weirder lot than even I had thought.