Hah, this is like the gallery I work at. All our lights are in working order and the superiors are pretty good about having their ducks in a row, but some of the girls at the front desk are incredibly dense. We had a show where a video was being shown from a projector. It was finicky, but all you needed to do was unplug/replug and it works fine for the whole day. One day I was working with someone other than my usual partner, and I found out for the last few weeks they haven't been playing the video. "You just unplug it and replug it." "We couldn't reach." "There's ladders in the backroom where you come in every day." "Oh, we didn't think we could use them."
I'm pretty sure that exchange was just code for "We're too lazy to do our jobs", because the projector isn't even that high up and even the regular-sized ladders are pretty easy to carry. I can't even think of why anyone would get mad for you using a ladder to fix an essential part of the show. I shudder to think what other things they haven't done because they didn't want to get out of their chairs.
Mercury-CroweFeatured By OwnerDec 7, 2012Professional Artisan Crafter
lol not quite the same thing. I'm not telling people to come display their work hanging off of my fairies then not have any for them to hang stuff on..
It wasn't being 'lazy' so much as the time it took to make them was way more than I could charge, and there was considerable waste of material. For every set of legs I could use, for instance, I had at least as much bits of waste, and since they were fused as opposed to blown we couldn't re-melt the waste or use it for decoration on blown pieces, not compatible with our base glass. Shipping was a huge pain, too. And I didn't particularly like them. Our business primarily ships to galleries, so there is some stuff that we will make because other people like them. But I couldn't make enough money off of them to justify the pain in the ass.