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Months ago, I moved to Kent Island, here in Maryland. Fewer months ago, I found out that the Paul Reed Smith guitar factory was not just near, but on the Island itself! So... I checked the website... they didn't have any positions I was eligible for... so I didn't even bother filling in an application-- continuing to work my *awesome* job at Dunkin' Donuts.

Well, just a few days ago, I just happened to go to the PRS website again... and it said they were hiring entry-level sanders! I was pumped. The next day, I went in and filled in an application. My heart was pounding, even just being in the lobby... I knew it was where I wanted to be. I even saw Paul himself walking away through a door, even with his back turned to me... I couldn't help my uncontrollable smile.

Anyway... two days later, I got a call saying they wanted me to come in for an interview... boy, was I surprised... I really did not expect a call... let alone so soon after I had just applied!

So I just went in this afternoon, took a tour of the factory... had a brief interview, and will be going in for my first training day, this wednesday! This is literally the coolest thing that has ever happened to me. I know I won't let them down! I hope I get the hang of it really fast. I'm really excited!

That's all! :]

tl;dr
I'm gonna work at the Paul Reed Smith factory. Too freaking cool.
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Quote by Roythebattousai
my *awesome* job at Dunkin' Donuts.




That name just makes me laugh

Edit: Thats great news TS, have fun!
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I was thinking about getting a PRS. Know that I know pit monkeys will be working on them, I'm not sure I want one...


Nah, good shit man, that's sick.

Edit: Also, I can only imagine how happy you are that you don't have to serve coffee and deal with customers anymore.
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#7
Wow that's sweet man do you have experience woodworking or making guitars?
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That name just makes me laugh

Edit: Thats great news TS, have fun!

You don't have DD in the UK? You must taste the wonderfulness that is blueberry cake donuts. Wait, do you have donuts in UK, or doughnuts?
#10
blueberry donuts ftw. No one I know besides myself likes them. That and blueberry coffee, oh yeah.
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Wow that's sweet man do you have experience woodworking or making guitars?


None whatsoever. I brought that up during the interview, and she said that it was no problem at all-- I would learn all the necessary skills within the first week.
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#12
Congrats. That's a kickass job to get.

Convince them to use more Tune-o-matics! I love a good wraparound but some more TOM action would be nice. Hope they don't make you sell that Zoot Suit SG.
#13
I never thought I'd envy someone's job.


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Quote by High&Mighty
blueberry donuts ftw. No one I know besides myself likes them. That and blueberry coffee, oh yeah.

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Tell em to make there P90s with a hotter output (IE knock off Gibson's) I put a PRS back on the shelf because I couldn't get the buggers to snarl, they were ultra soft, was a huge let down because for $400 that thing made a lot of Gibsons look like poo.

Anywho congrats on the new job, I have been wanting to change over from my current career to a music based one but have not been having any luck.
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tl;dr
I'm gonna work at the Paul Reed Smith factory. Too freaking cool.


Awesome, man!
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#17
Cool that your're gonna work there, but sanding is REALLY boring.
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You don't have DD in the UK? You must taste the wonderfulness that is blueberry cake donuts. Wait, do you have donuts in UK, or doughnuts?


We have Doughnuts in shops n stuff but haven't seen a 'shop' or anything just selling doughnuts only stools at town area's
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#22
Working for an awesome company that make cool guitars is all well and good, but think about what your job is... the thing you'll actually be doing there as your job........


Sanding. For hours on end. Probably at a relatively early stage of the guitar build too, you won't even get to see the cool finishes.
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Edit: Also, I can only imagine how happy you are that you don't have to serve coffee and deal with customers anymore.



Oh.My.God. You know me so well. Haha


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Working for an awesome company that make cool guitars is all well and good, but think about what your job is... the thing you'll actually be doing there as your job........

Sanding. For hours on end. Probably at a relatively early stage of the guitar build too, you won't even get to see the cool finishes.


Yeah, but I went through the factory, the sanders were all just in their own stations, listening to their headphones, doin' their thing. Sure it might be boring... but at least it's a low stress environment... no one breathing down their necks... And they get to listen to music at the same time... the time would fly!
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Quote by Roythebattousai
None whatsoever. I brought that up during the interview, and she said that it was no problem at all-- I would learn all the necessary skills within the first week.

So much for all that every PRS is built by skilled craftmen with years of experience yadda yadda yadda bullshit. Nah, JK buddy, enjoy your new job
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So much for all that every PRS is built by skilled craftmen with years of experience yadda yadda yadda bullshit. Nah, JK buddy, enjoy your new job

Well, he'll be sanding and doing other stuff like that for a while so in a few years he will be

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None whatsoever. I brought that up during the interview, and she said that it was no problem at all-- I would learn all the necessary skills within the first week.

Like you said, you'll be sanding, there isn't really anything to learn. Hold the paper, move your hand in the direction of the grain. Thats basically it

Congrats though
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Quote by Roythebattousai
Yeah, but I went through the factory, the sanders were all just in their own stations, listening to their headphones, doin' their thing. Sure it might be boring... but at least it's a low stress environment... no one breathing down their necks... And they get to listen to music at the same time... the time would fly!

Paul Reed Smith only allows employees to listen to musicians who exclusively use their guitars.

Really though, congrats!
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Tell em to make there P90s with a hotter output (IE knock off Gibson's) I put a PRS back on the shelf because I couldn't get the buggers to snarl, they were ultra soft, was a huge let down because for $400 that thing made a lot of Gibsons look like poo.

Anywho congrats on the new job, I have been wanting to change over from my current career to a music based one but have not been having any luck.

Surely you don't mean $400? It's like $800 for an Epiphone in australia.
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Paul Reed Smith only allows employees to listen to musicians who exclusively use their guitars.

Really though, congrats!


Not sure if serious, but BTBAM.

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Paul Reed Smith only allows employees to listen to musicians who exclusively use their guitars.

Really though, congrats!



I could probably listen to Abraxas a solid 20 times in a row...

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Not sure if serious, but BTBAM.

That is all.


Kevin19, I credit you for my discovery of Between the Buried and Me... Freaking awesome. Totally digging it. Thank you so much.
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The factory is in Maryland?!?!?!?!

I MUST GO.


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I could probably listen to Abraxas a solid 20 times in a row...

Edit:


Kevin19, I credit you for my discovery of Between the Buried and Me... Freaking awesome. Totally digging it. Thank you so much.

You've been around here for 5 years and haven't listened to BTBAM?

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Paul Reed Smith only allows employees to listen to musicians who exclusively use their guitars.

Really though, congrats!



thats a pretty good list though...
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my baby brother worked at a chocolate factory, he hated chocolate afterwards.

good luck with that...
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Congrats. That's a kickass job to get.

Convince them to use more Tune-o-matics! I love a good wraparound but some more TOM action would be nice.

Ahem.....

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