In a regular work week, I work from 8am to 5pm with an hour lunch, sitting at a desk next to my file cabinet and a rather large printer. I make copies, write blogs and send out finish samples. However, as a small company, we all have to do our part to aide in the actual production of pieces, so I spent my Saturday helping out in the factory.
As a desk jockey, it is a bit hard to remember that my job is an easy one compared to those who work out in the factory. It’s hot, it’s loud and it’s kind of monotonous. Not a job I could do day in and day out. I get grumpy when I’m too warm.
I am astonished when I go into the factory to find only smiling, albeit sweaty, personnel. Throughout the day, I notice employees joking with each other and having a good time while piecing together such well crafted furniture. It was a big change from the quiet office.
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget about all the work that goes into making such quality furniture, and the people who make it really happen. The factory staff at Sorrentino Mariani is a more than capable, highly skilled, task-oriented bunch. I couldn’t imagine a better crew putting together our custom furniture.