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dealing with changes

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My etsy shop is still clicking along at around 100 orders a month. This means that several times a year, I'm ordering shipping supplies... labels, envelopes. I order envelopes from different ebay sources every time because I like to make it fun and change up my colors, but the labels I only buy from valuemailers because I trust them, I've ordered ones that weren't as easy to pull off or got stuck in the printer and it's awful. So I stick with what I know.

My latest order though... they're still good, but something changed. They're stickier to pull off the backing somehow, maybe they feel thicker.

Immediately my engineering side wants to kick in as soon as I get these..."WHAT CHANGED?"

as in... "I DIDN'T GET A NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE, THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PART NUMBER ROLL, OR A MOD STRIKE AT LEAST, HOW DO I TRACK THE CUT IN SERIAL FOR THE FIELD?!!! WAS THERE A DOWNSTREAM OBSOLESCENCE? WHERE WAS MY 12 MONTH NOTIFICATION? I'M PULLING THE CONTRACT! THIS COULD MEAN CERT EFFORT, DID YOU REDO THE ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING BEFORE YOU THOUGHT I WOULDN'T NOTICE THIS?!!!"

then I calm down and realize I'm shipping craft supplies.

it messes with you, engineering. we do not like risk. or change. it burns us. IT BURNS.

someone, somewhere at value mailers changed suppliers and I will never know why because I'm really not that big a customer to them... okay. I can deal.

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browngirl
Jul. 20th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
I delight in those glimpses into the engineering mind. :D
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