Sage advice

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There are many times when we have the pressure of a deadline. The need to hit a payment schedule, contract requirements, customer demands and a myriad of other factors can put us in a time bind.

Rushing a job under these conditions is understandable but not always the best way to go.

When we rush jobs, we are subject to the possibility of making mistakes or letting small things slip by that we might otherwise catch. These have a nasty way of cropping up at the worst times. Customers notice things that we might feel are insignificant enough to pass inspection.

An oft repeated comment comes to mind, from a guy I always refer to as the Old German Cabinetmaker, who once told one of his employees, “Never you have time to do it right but always you find time to do it over

Sage advice worth repeating.

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