"It was my second year in college at Milwaukee institute of Art and Design. My professor told the class that we were going to a screen printer in a day or two.
Holoubek Inc was looking for an intern for the summer. It would be a great chance for an aspiring artist to get a foot in the door of a local company.
I've been in screen printing for 40 years. Wow, sounds like a long time if you say it out loud, but it went by like a Lamborghini.
Most people, when they get their first actual job, don't think its going to be what they do for the rest of their lives. I certainly didn't. In 1977, my first job out of high school, through a friend, was at “National Sports Sales / Red Diamond Co.” in Belleville, NJ for Mark Tartaglia. My job was cleaning screens and squeegees in a Varsol tank for minimum wage, which I think was about $3.35 an hour at the time. Needless to say, I learned quickly that the real money was in learning to pull a squeegee instead of washing them, so I watched and I learned.
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