Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by tedthorn, Oct 20, 2017.
Or... just put a post on AH and let him respond
Johnny give me a shout brother, I’d love to do your work.
Brother as a taxidermist myself I can tell you it can be frustrating. Denis has had my shipment since 2015 as well and I completely understand how frustrating and hard it can be to get a hold of him. That being said I also understand where he is at and what the deal is. There are many things out of our control and unfortunately he’s behind. I am too because of a tannery issue. Denis is an absolutely phenomenal taxidermist and he has the good fortune of having a reputation that puts him years, not months, behind. Ive gotten frustrated over the situation too but I can promise he will deliver but it’s going to be a while. Denis and I both have the exact same opinion when it comes to our work. It’s about quality not quantity. I’m ready for my stuff to be done too but at the end of the day I want it done in Denis fashion and style sooooo that comes with a painful wait. He’ll deliver no worries man.
Open and honest comunication is what I desire.
Not speed....... I was well aware that this would be a 5 year plus process
patients is a wonderful virtue,at 78 i am a virtueless old man,every thing i plan now i have to stop and think,will i see this to the end,retirement is wonderful but not quite as good as youth.i mean this as a humorist quote.chuckle,chuckle.
That I completely understand and agree.
Just reading from afar, but in the amount of time it took for Dennis to type up his reply, he probably could have picked up the phone and gave Ted a call. Just sayin'
Perhaps a phone call from Dennis will get this situation lined back out and back on task.
I'm lucky that the two taxidermists I use call me more than I call them!
The low budget hands free phone accessory is another option
Dang. It didn't post as a gif. This puppy shakes his head
My experience is that the emails will get answered in time but the phone communication doesn't. The man is doing the work I get it but someone helping with the phone calls would be a good thing.
His work is very good so I'm sure he has more than he can do.
If someone gets distracted from detailed work repeatedly.......they will not get much done.
So what to do?
I did contact Ted, had long conversation . Problem is resolved and thanks for those that understand even tho' it is a problem with communication on my part at times. I run the shop, organize the work, order everything supplies forms all of it, take care of shipping, take in skins from brokers and the tannery, inventory and keep straight orders. and do all the mounts take pictures , do all the advertising and I do have time issues but who doesn't. My artists mind has very little business or organizations skills but I do my best as always.
Thanks, and GIZMO I'm going to post PICS of your lion this weekend....
He is Smoking.....FULL Charging going to KILL YOU pose ! You better be ready to RUN!
Dennis, remember what you told me last year I was like your studio manager.
I think you need me to be your studio manager
Can't answer a phone call or return one, can't send an email . . . but can respond to a post on AH ?
What do you do when your taxidermist wont respond to your text or phone calls?
Get Uncle Vinnie to pay a visit.
It's always the way.
Dennis called me Friday evening as he stated in an above post. He vowed to communicate.
I'm from Missouri....the "Show-Me" state
So the proof will be in the pudding
This is exactly what I was expecting to hear! Taxidermists are busy and it takes a long time to get the work done. I respect your answer sir.
Perhaps the few minutes of breaks he gives himself he chooses to spend some time on AH to decompress and read about what gets him excited to do his work in the first place. Or perhaps, being that he is a sponsor and posting on AH is marketing and work for him, that's why he chose to post. Either way, I love seeing sponsors and/or companies address any issues on forums. just good business to do so.
Agreed. At least he was able to get a response.
Phone call would have been very easy.
After months of un-replied text, phone call and e-mails I am sorry that it took a public post to get a phone call.
Tending the phone, e-mails and text of your current and future customers may be time consuming but it is a big part of staying in business.
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