I heard a comment the other day - if everyone were to sign their name on what they did, the quality would be better. There is a large amount of apathy when it comes to work. Many people only want to do the bare minimum to get by. Phrases like , "It looks good from my house" or "Good enough for government work" abound. Why is that? The past few days I was building the sets for a theater in Coral Gables called the Area Stage Company. They are doing a production of Snoopy. It was my first time working for them, and it was a lovely experience. Very cool people, which makes for a great working environment!
When I had finished building everything (which really was only a few items - cubes, a dog house, some funky pyramid shapes) they told me that they had never had someone who had put as much care into their work. I really appreciated that comment. I love what I do, and take a lot of pride in what I build. I just don't understand why that is so unusual. Isn't a job well done a really great feeling? Standing back and looking at what you did with pride, there is something really wonderful about that. So, would you sign your work? I would, every time.