Friday, July 23, 2010

My Illustrious Career...Part Twenty-three

During 1992, I started working as a shipping-receiving clerk
at a company called Art Craft Embroidery. This company was
owned by the husband of a friend my bride knew from work. I
started working there with the understanding that it would
be temporary, as they were getting ready to transfer the
operation to Las Vegas.

They didn't manufacture any clothes, but they did have racks
and racks of automated computer-controlled embroidery machines
that would create pictures, text, and logos on shirts and caps
using colored thread.

They had some pretty big contracts with companies like Disney,
Universal Studios, and various record companies.

When shipments of clothing came in I would receive it, count
it, and store it in preparation for the work to be done on them.
I would also take care of shipping completed orders out again,
as well as doing general inventory tracking, and helping with
moving boxes of merchandise around to wherever it needed to go.

The company was located in Burbank, but they were gradually
transferring the operation to Las Vegas. I recall that I made
one trip out to Vegas during 1993 to help them get set up. Then,
since I did not plan to move out there, I was all done with
the company.

This was the year that I turned 37.

Peace be with you.


  1. Oh my gosh, Joe... do you have any idea how much easier this is on my old lady eyes? Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  2. So this was like last year since you are about 38 now??

    Love the new look! Very clean, neat. Let's keep it this way, shall we?

  3. i agree with the decision not to move to Las Vegas. It is a nice place to visit but you don't really want to live there. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  4. That must have been a nice job. Having a first look at all those merchandise must be really cool.
    Love the new look. Nice and simple.

  5. Woww.. it's such a great experience to work at the company which create the new look...
    I think you have some good reason to quit that job as you didnt plan to live there..

    thanks for sharing,Joe.
    Have a nice day!!


  6. Thanks ya'll. I guess it was just another day in the life!

  7. Lovely new look! Neat! Love it! Vegas looks like a gambler's paradise, not a place for one to live in there!

    Have a great weekend, Joe!
    B :)

  8. Did you not go to Vegas because of your wife's job? Or because it's too darn hot?