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Old November 30th, 2017, 08:45 AM   #101 (permalink)
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she switched companies and for some reason thought she had the rights to the previous designs... maybe a sales rep that moved? to me the company owns the files not the sales rep. They are either an employee or a contract for hire.

reminds me of early on in my career where we had a room that looked like a library.. rows and rows of shelves with boxes on each... each filled with a roll of paper tape. Or so we thought! A sales rep had been planning on moving to greener pastures for a few months and had systematically removed the tapes he wanted from the boxes and taken them.

so we go to run a repeat order and Voila! the box is empty! the PITA of having to re digitize those on a Melco Digitrac! No editing, just tape splicing or redoing that part.

Wow that sales rep really hurt the company I worked for.
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wow, yeah, that's not cool. i think i probably would have let the original company know what she was up to.

paper tapes? dang, you're old! hahaha i never had to deal with the paper tapes. started with software in 1996. my mother tho started doing embroidery with one of those ancient pantograph machines. she used to make "templates" by carving into a block of something that looked like linoleum.
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I LOVE clients with a sense of humor! I mean I know the holidays are here, end of year, tax prep, etc... lots of stress. BUT today a client asked for a quote:

"Also, a rough guestimate for stitch count so I can know how many children I need from the customer as payment for sewing!"

amazing!!
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extra children would be a negative in my book! :0)

had a customer today told me he'd dance at my next wedding if i turned it around quick.
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Client: " Will be sowed on sweat band 2 inches wide"

not a bad idea maybe?? moisten the band and put in seeds? like strips for tomatoes or other plants? seeds in between parts of the embroidery could be cool! We have not had a major innovation in embroidery in quite a while.. what? 3D? so this could be the next great thing!!
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A question to digitizers
I have tried Digitizing and I have learn a lot in the past 2-3 months, however my main question is this, How do you guys remain patient during digitizing. I rather walk(I'm fat) than sit down and digitize random logos, and yes that what i do. I digitize random logos
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A question to digitizers
I have tried Digitizing and I have learn a lot in the past 2-3 months, however my main question is this, How do you guys remain patient during digitizing. I rather walk(I'm fat) than sit down and digitize

Firstly I think this thread helps... the comedy factor in some of these requests keeps us interested and really gives us some opportunity to teach if the stars and moon line up just so. Being able to post to my peers and not directly make any client feel "less than" helps especially when feedback or advice is given.

Patience? well, that depends on the day and the time of that day. 6 O'clock in the morning I am pretty easy going. by 3 in the afternoon maybe not so much. Friday afternoons vs Monday mornings? you get the idea. Normal in most professions i would think.

Have you tried those Standing Desks? no chair as you stand up in front of the workstation. That would keep your blood flowing especially if you walk back and forth to the machine/kitchen/bathroom/outside garden/ etc.

Lastly. (almost) Maybe you are not a digitizer. Do not force yourself to do something you do not love to do. Work on the embroidery side or the sales side or the creative art side?

Have you ever read a book and looked up only to realize you missed a TV show or your dinner time? You got lost in the story you were reading and before you know it time accelerated. That is, to me, the feeling a digitizer has when they are in "the zone"
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already this morning a client is upset with me for being a "smarty pants"

I used the word: parallelogram

well that is what it is...apple. pear... I mean if it is what it is why not use the word that tells you what it is?

Do you want a digitizer who is a dummy? I would think you would want someone to help you with your misspellings and offer creative solutions to potential issues in embroidery?
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I'm not a digitzier, But i would like to digitize random logos to boost business. Truly, the only business i get from some of these logos is when the client is not paying, and i don't want to stuck my money in it. The customer doesn't want to pay setup fee, but they want the coolest thing done.
In the past few months, I have digitized about 8-9 logos for myself, and the customer only likes 2 of them, although all of them look pretty nice.
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I'm not a digitzier, But i would like to digitize random logos to boost business. Truly, the only business i get from some of these logos is when the client is not paying, and i don't want to stuck my money in it..
stop bottom feeding?

this thread is about interesting instructions and most of those come from clients who have NO CLUE about embroidery. they are paper pushers who will not be around 3 years from now. sorry, I really believe that... whether they are sales reps or actual owners of new shops.

They, like you appear to be, are bottom feeding, chasing the nearest nickle.. not the future 1000.00 bills@! That is very short sighted to me.
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