The economic climate has definitely affected us. This morning I heard about another small design firm that laid off 6 of its 15 employees, because a couple major projects had fallen through.
Our clients are decidedly grouchy. Last night, a coworker found himself in a heated argument with an ornery client. Everyone stayed quiet, while my poor coworker found himself blamed for just about every little thing.
Wednesday morning, I talked with the decorator of the new project I'm working on, a modest renovation of a three-bedroom apartment on Central Park West. We commiserated about how clients want more for their money, while the amount of legwork remains the same.
(Yes, even the super wealthy want to save a few bucks).
The solution? Take a nap I guess, and dream sweet dreams.
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