IF you walk into a shop for a job(rant)

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    misfittat2 said on June 29, 2010

    If your going to walk into my shop and ask if I am hiring, for the love of little green apples please carry your hard copy portfolio's with you!! Twice this month I have had guys walk in, ask if I was looking for artists, and then look at me dumbly when I want to see a REAL portfolio!! I dont give a rats ass what you have online....I want to see your pictures, in a book setting that shows at least some sort of progress or learning curve. I dont want ONLY your best....and I dont want to have to find your stuff online in the first place! Not my job. Also....I am obviously looking for someone if I ask you if you HAVE a portfolio, othewise I would say no not hiring! So if you want a job then do the damn leg work and bring me BACK your portfolio in a timely damn manner! Why are you looking for a job w/o that or at least a small art portfolio in the first place??? Fuck dont waist my time trying to tell me how good you are! Furthermore...dont think I wont check references, and ask people you dont even know about you, because if you have been in an area as long as you say, then other shop owners know you by rep. if not in person and will tell me what they think of you and your awesome work, I aint new, and just because I am a girl dont mean I dont know how to hire, fire, or find out about someone blowing smoke up my ass......DAMN

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    twobulls said on June 29, 2010

    a kid who did this same thing walked into the shop said he had a portfolio online and blah blah checkoutmyink.com thats how I found out about this great lil site!

  • Girly_enough_small

    misfittat2 said on June 29, 2010

    well at least you found a good site to chill on

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    daddybearcat said on June 29, 2010

    hey misfit,an artist in cincinnati,i'm sure he does'nt mind the plug,tattoos by dana...he's been at it for a bit over 40yrs,willtake on apprentice,for quite a handsome fee

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    misfittat2 said on June 29, 2010

    i dont need a job lol......or an apprenticeship....i need people who know how to apply for a job in a tattoo shop! and i dont actually believe in charging for apprenticeships, but thats a whole different rant.....

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    misfittat2 said on June 30, 2010

    nope never mind a co-ranter! I do the same thing when people want an apprenticeship...its the one person out of a hundred that just WILL NOT GO AWAY....and can think to help me out from the front side of the counter that will get the job....thats how I got the apprentice I wasnt looking for lol! Usually I tell them come back with some drawings and I never see them again! This one was here every day, and started taking out my trash and cleaning my lobby, until one day i was slammed and the only one here and NEEDED the help....then I thru him to the wolves and he survived.

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    daddybearcat said on July 1, 2010

    misfittat2 said:
    i dont need a job lol......or an apprenticeship....i need people who know how to apply for a job in a tattoo shop! and i dont actually believe in charging for apprenticeships, but thats a whole different rant.....

    i surely was'nt meaning,you personaly,i know you aint lookin for a job,did i get off the subject..

  • Girly_enough_small

    misfittat2 said on July 1, 2010

    yeah daddy...you totally lost me lol...not to hard to do some days....

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    misfittat2 said on July 1, 2010

    lol thats an awesome story...and true...what is with these kids who want to learn to tattoo...but dont want any??? That kinda irks me, when I learned half the learning process was sitting down shutting up and watching myself get tattooed!

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