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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
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    <b><u>My Gear</u></b><br />
    Schecter Corsair<br />
    TelePartsCaster x3 <br />
    Dano Convertible<br />
    <br />
    Taylor 114<br />
    Gretsch Americana<br />
    <br />
    Vox Pathfinder 15R <br />
    Vox VT15<br />
    Fender SCXD<br />
    Yamaha THR5<br />
    <br />
    <b><u>For Sale:</u></b><br />
    <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2974008-Seagull-acoustic-Gibson-electric-and-3-Duncan-pickups" target="_blank">Duncan Pickups</a><br />
    <br />
    <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2959286-BG-Pups-Tele-Rockwind-set" target="_blank">BG Pups Tele Set</a><br />
    <br />
    <b><u>Looking For:</u></b><br />
    Vox AC4C1 amp<br />
    Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)<br />
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  • #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.
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          • #6
            I completely understand the mfg side of it. I was surprised that customer service / corp offices shut down too
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><br />
            <b><u>My Gear</u></b><br />
            Schecter Corsair<br />
            TelePartsCaster x3 <br />
            Dano Convertible<br />
            <br />
            Taylor 114<br />
            Gretsch Americana<br />
            <br />
            Vox Pathfinder 15R <br />
            Vox VT15<br />
            Fender SCXD<br />
            Yamaha THR5<br />
            <br />
            <b><u>For Sale:</u></b><br />
            <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2974008-Seagull-acoustic-Gibson-electric-and-3-Duncan-pickups" target="_blank">Duncan Pickups</a><br />
            <br />
            <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2959286-BG-Pups-Tele-Rockwind-set" target="_blank">BG Pups Tele Set</a><br />
            <br />
            <b><u>Looking For:</u></b><br />
            Vox AC4C1 amp<br />
            Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)<br />
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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.
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 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)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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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 x2<br>Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QIT<br>Basses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RI<br>Amps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR Stack<br>My Band: <a href="http://mittensband.com" target="_blank">http://mittensband.com</a>

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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
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><br />
                  <b><u>My Gear</u></b><br />
                  Schecter Corsair<br />
                  TelePartsCaster x3 <br />
                  Dano Convertible<br />
                  <br />
                  Taylor 114<br />
                  Gretsch Americana<br />
                  <br />
                  Vox Pathfinder 15R <br />
                  Vox VT15<br />
                  Fender SCXD<br />
                  Yamaha THR5<br />
                  <br />
                  <b><u>For Sale:</u></b><br />
                  <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2974008-Seagull-acoustic-Gibson-electric-and-3-Duncan-pickups" target="_blank">Duncan Pickups</a><br />
                  <br />
                  <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2959286-BG-Pups-Tele-Rockwind-set" target="_blank">BG Pups Tele Set</a><br />
                  <br />
                  <b><u>Looking For:</u></b><br />
                  Vox AC4C1 amp<br />
                  Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)<br />
                  </font></div>

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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.
                        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 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)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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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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