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Slow day...what do you do?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by CreativeCreationGraphics, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. What do you guys do on sloooooooooow days?
     
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  2. IND Digital Dept.

    IND Digital Dept. @industryprintshop

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    Look for entertaining posts by Gino on Signs101.com .......
    :D
     
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  3. jsmoritz2000

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    Adjust price sheets, print work orders, design and make display items, print our own shirts to give away, clean the shop, rearrange things, etc. If there's absolutely nothing to do, which is rare, we think up ways to help rid ourselves of slow days, like new marketing ideas, sales, and give-aways.
     
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  4. jsmoritz2000

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    Lol. Yeah, that, too.
     
  5. bing watch HOMELAND
     
  6. HDvinyl

    HDvinyl Beyond Most

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    Big Brother Knows.
    My wife.
     
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  7. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    Saddle up a horse and have a ride.
     
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  8. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    • Clean Shop
    • Work on website
    • Get in the truck and look for ugly signs and pitch them
    • Get into a time-wasting battle with Gino
     
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  9. Marlene

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    This. I hang out here as I am really bored and have done everything else I can think of to do.
     
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  10. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I like to give Gino a one-liner...and see how many paragraphs he writes to respond. If it's more then three I'm satisfied.
     
  11. So I guess I'm not the only one who likes to trigger Gino

    Yeah and if there's more than three question marks after a question
     
  12. Gino

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    Slow days...... what's that ?? World not turning fast enough for ya ??

    Make samples, check up on loose ends, make repairs, clean and find stuff to do around the shop or outside, if it's not too cold.

    Right now though, I'm making signs and labels for our Christmas Picnic. Kinda playing hooky from myself for myself.

    By the way...... you're still all invited. It's this Saturday from 4 until we kick you out.

    And yes, Doofi and his new playmate, Dolti are invited, along with the toadster and Marlene. We might not agree on much around here, but we sure can share in some fun for the holidays and break bread together..

    Oh yeah, and I don't wait for a slow day to look for nitwits around here..... they seem to be popping up more and more, thus making this place loads of fun. :roflmao:
     
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  13. Texas_Signmaker

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    I could learn a lot from you and you seem like you'd be easy to conversate with. I appreciate the invite, but I didn't leave PA because I enjoyed the winters too much.
     
  14. Marlene

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    Thanks for the invite.
     
  15. Gino

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    Don't take me seriously, doofi. I had no idea you were from PA, but now it makes more sense about you. From what part of PA did you hail ??
     
  16. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Bucks county... near sesame place. That should give you something to work with for the rest of the day.
     
  17. ikarasu

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    I sadly don't get slow days. When I do, I usually book them off! Haven't had one in months though. Any free time I have I spend cleaning up after the hectic days/weeks of being too busy and just throwing scraps / trimmings anywhere I can find.

    Xmas is usually slow, I'm looking forward to it! Lots of stuff I've wanted to re-arrange at work to make the area more efficient.


    [Edit] I'm not saying we're really busy, by the way! I'm the only wide format operator for 2 printers, only laminator, only one who operates the cutter, and one of two vinyl wrap installers. So especially in the warmer times my schedule is super busy. I try to avoid overtime so I can spend as much time with the kid and wife as possible... So I'm usually working my butt off printing on the roll to roll, running flatbed jobs, laminating and operating the graphtec all at once. Pretty much doing the work of 2 people. It makes the day go by quickly though!
     
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  18. Marlene

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    The eyeballing game

    There used to be a member who would posts links to interesting sites that I still click onto when I need something to do. The eyeballing game and the color test are good to test your skills. The creative pro site has a lot of good articles on design, type and more.
     
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  19. d fleming

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    Study TTB rules, standards and practices for new distillery. Still have a little plumbing and interior framing to do on buildout. Finally got permit app submitted yesterday. Lord what a pile of forms. Hopefully I'll be making rum soon and doing sign work on slow days, lol.
     
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  20. ExecuPrintGS

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    Sort out materials, throw things away that are damaged or old. Clean, organize, update our website.
     
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