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updated tue 28 mar 06


Donna J.S. Causland on sun 26 mar 06

Thank you May, Chick, Nicole, and Karen for the interest=20
and the replys.
This is turning out to be quit a facinating research project.
As I posted yesterday, I wrote to Joe Molinaro, the programs director,
an informal inquiry if this topic has been covered recently.
Karen mentioned that there was one but not sure when.
I agree with the input so far that this type of info and
discussion should be repeated regularly and updated, always
new ideas.
I plan to post what Joe replies and will take it from there.
I'm saving all your replys and offers=20
so stay tuned,
and Thank you all.
Donna Causland

Don Goodrich on mon 27 mar 06

Apropos of the current topic, my wife just forwarded this from one
of her lists. Although it was initially about a different
small business, some editing has made it a potter story:

A man owned a small pottery in Texas. The Texas Wage & Hour Dept
claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an
agent out to interview him.
"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,"
demanded the agent.
"Well, there's my business manager, who's been with me for
3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board, and
free studio time.
The clay and glaze tech has been here for 18 months and I
pay her $500 per week plus free room and board and studio time.

Then there's the half-wit who works here about 18 hours a day.
He makes most of the pots, loads and unloads the kiln, cuts
the wood, stokes the kiln, sets up the showroom, and does anything
that nobody else wants to do. He makes $10 per week and I buy him
a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night." replied the potter.
"That's the guy I want to talk to; the half-wit," says the agent.
"That would be me," replied the potter.

Don Goodrich