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  • I want to work for Taylor guitars

    I just tried calling them for support, and got this recording:



    "We will be closed for a 2 WEEK BREAK starting December 24th..."



    IDK, maybe the flip side is you work the other 350 days of the year
    My Gear
    Schecter Corsair
    TelePartsCaster x3
    Dano Convertible

    Taylor 114
    Gretsch Americana

    Vox Pathfinder 15R
    Vox VT15
    Fender SCXD
    Yamaha THR5

    For Sale:
    Duncan Pickups

    BG Pups Tele Set

    Looking For:
    Vox AC4C1 amp
    Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)

  • #2
    Not uncommon in manufacturing. The manufacturing side of the company I work for has been shut down since 12/21 and won't open up until 1/7. A lot of the companies we supply are also down. Companies do it for a range of reasons, from the simple slowdown of the distibution network to closing the doors to do once-per-year maintenance that you just can't do while the plant is running.
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    • #3
      We're off from Dec 21st until Jan 2nd. The company I work for does this every year at this time.

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by RaVenCAD
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        Not uncommon in manufacturing... closing the doors to do once-per-year maintenance that you just can't do while the plant is running.




        Exactly. I'd be leery of a manufacturer that did not have such scheduled shutdowns. That being said, I've taken similar time off every year of my professional life ...

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        • #5
          Very common in any assembly line- it's far easier to have everyone take off at the same time, and you can do mantenance/upgrades on your equipment. Ex-brother in law worked for Ford on the pickup line and he always had his vacation scheduled a year in advance, both summer and winter.
          Former gold medal winner, "Least Equipment on HCEG Forums"

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          • #6
            I completely understand the mfg side of it. I was surprised that customer service / corp offices shut down too
            My Gear
            Schecter Corsair
            TelePartsCaster x3
            Dano Convertible

            Taylor 114
            Gretsch Americana

            Vox Pathfinder 15R
            Vox VT15
            Fender SCXD
            Yamaha THR5

            For Sale:
            Duncan Pickups

            BG Pups Tele Set

            Looking For:
            Vox AC4C1 amp
            Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)

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            • #7
              Get a teaching certificate and enjoy two weeks in winter, one week in spring, two months in summer, every weekend day, and a few Mondays off here and there. Oh yeah, you can leave to go home by 30 every day if you'd like.
              Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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              • #8
                That place just seems like a fabulous place to work. I love the online tours of their facilities, everyone looks happy and just making super guitars.
                Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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                  That place just seems like a fabulous place to work. I love the online tours of their facilities, everyone looks happy and just making super guitars.




                  and I bet the employee discounts kick ass too
                  My Gear
                  Schecter Corsair
                  TelePartsCaster x3
                  Dano Convertible

                  Taylor 114
                  Gretsch Americana

                  Vox Pathfinder 15R
                  Vox VT15
                  Fender SCXD
                  Yamaha THR5

                  For Sale:
                  Duncan Pickups

                  BG Pups Tele Set

                  Looking For:
                  Vox AC4C1 amp
                  Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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                    That place just seems like a fabulous place to work. I love the online tours of their facilities, everyone looks happy and just making super guitars.




                    Wait, aren't all guitar companies like this?





                    Sorry.

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by kayd_mon
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                      Get a teaching certificate and enjoy two weeks in winter, one week in spring, two months in summer, every weekend day, and a few Mondays off here and there. Oh yeah, you can leave to go home by 30 every day if you'd like.




                      Problem is, you live like a pauper all year long. No money to be made in teaching.
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                      • #12
                        I wouldn't say I'm a pauper, though I'm certainly not wealthy. Still, it makes enough for me to get by, and I even get to buy a guitar every now and then.
                        Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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                        • #13
                          Teachers should get paid more, after all, they are the curators for the next generation. It should be harder to be a teacher too.



                          First year high school teachers here start at 55,000 a year, which is by no means poor. It goes up about 3,000 a year.
                          One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

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                          • #14
                            bitter old hags

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                            • #15
                              I toured the place. The employee turnover is pretty low. I sure wouldn't want to work in a wood shop breathing in dust and finish all day

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