Surveys/Classified ads and more
23rd May 2016
This week's survey 
(These survey questions are sent in by our readers. Please spend a minute to give your answer to this week's survey as one or possibly more of your industry peers thinks this question is important and wishes to see your point of view as well as others in the industry.)  

Last week's survey results...

Do you find that skilled print/signage people move around too much in search of better wages or have you managed to keep a stable team?
  • That used to be the case with Printers,years ago, many jobs were advertised in the paper, not now hard to find a ad for the conventional offset printer any more, sign of the times ! (Ross, Printers Supply Agency)
  • If I nail them to the floor they can't move around too much! 
  • Hi. I am a qualified signwriter and are highly qualified in the trade. (A signwriter is one who uses a brush). I worked at a few businesses in Melbourne and found that I would get paid the same as a 1 year worker. There was no respect for my talent and found a lot of workers were afraid of my skills especially graphic designers who thought they owned the trade. I work hard and have been ganged up on and moved on. I contracted and worked for wages but could not get a good wage. I was told I was the best they have had but I had to move. Back in my own business. Cheers. 
  • This is not so prevalent as it used to be with the economy tightening up. As an employer I do try to look after my valuable staff, more so than than the unskilled or those that just do the job and are lacking in any great enthusiasm for the job - if they move around chasing more money, good luck to them. The problem with a smallish company is that every employee represents a cog in the wheel and it reminds me of the problem of governments approach to pregnant female employees, they really want to look after these ladies with more and more maternity leave but the loss of a vital female employee can be quite catastrophic to a small business, even if it is for 3-6 month or so. So it is wise for an employer to put female employees in important positions when there is the possibility of them falling pregnant? This could be another survey for you..
  • This is  a catch 22 position for the employee who moves around, it should show on their resume. I for one would be reluctant to employ somebody whose record shows that they have moved around frequently. I suppose they would come with arguments about problems that forced them to move from job to job but the suspicians would remain about their motives.

(As a publishing practice to protect ourselves from any potential liability, company and individual names that are referred to negatively in any of these comments are removed.
In addition we reserve the right to remove comments that are blatant advertising for one product or company)

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(NSW, Campsie) Viper 2 DTG Digital Printer.
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(Posted 16th February 2016)
(NSW, Sydney) Roland BN-20,
(Posted 15th February 2016)
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(QLD, Yeppoon) WANTED Seiko V64S heads. (new) 07-49395835
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Western AustraliaRE
(WA, Perth) Electric Cold Laminator
(Posted 15th April 2016)
(WA, Perth) Electric Paper Drill,
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(WA, Kalamunda) Up for sale is a Contex A0 Scanner - 600dpi resolution.
(Posted 13th April 2016)
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(WA, Busselton) Roland XC540 print and cut wide format printer,
(Posted 2nd March 2016)
(WA, Port Kennedy) Agfa Annapurna M Hybrid Printer for Sale.
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 (WA, Malaga, Perth) Screen Truepress 2500UV Ink Jet Printer- 5 years old
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         New ZealandACE HERE
(NZ, Rangiora) Our HP Latex L25500 60 inch large format full colour signage printer CMYKLcLm.
(Posted 21st April 2016)
(NZ, Auckland) Oce 550GT UV Flatbed Printer
(Posted 11th April 2016)

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(SA, Alberton) Signwriter Required
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Smile: It's only Monday!

The Golf outing

John, who lived in the north of England, decided to go golfing in Scotland with his buddy, Shawn.
So they loaded up John's minivan and headed north.
After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard. So they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night.
'I realize it's terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I'm recently widowed,' she explained, 'and I'm afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house.'
'Don't worry,' John said. 'We'll be happy to sleep in the barn. And if the weather breaks, we'll be gone at first light.'
The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night.
Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they got on their way. They enjoyed a great weekend of golf.
About nine months later, John got an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of that attractive widow he had met on the golf weekend.
He dropped in on his friend Shawn and asked, "Shawn, do you remember that good-looking widow from the farm we stayed at on our golf holiday in Scotland about 9 months ago?'
'Yes, I do,' said Shawn
'Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house and pay her a visit?'
'Well, um, yes!,' Shawn said, a little embarrassed about being found out, 'I have to admit that I did.'
'And did you happen to give her my name instead of telling her your name?'
Shawn's face turned beet red and he said, 'Yeah, look, I'm sorry, buddy. I'm afraid I did. Why do you ask?'
'She just died and left me everything.'

(And you thought the ending would be different, didn't you?...)

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