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Contractor Expectations

Elev8 Premier is a team of blowers that have a goal to be GREAT in their craft.  The ultimate goal here is making money to make dreams come true.  While we wish money did not make the world how it is, we also need to make this system work for us all the way it is.  We are firm believers in


Everyone is equal here at Elev8 Premier, but we are separated by our skills.  This trade is very hard for us all.  Some get the skills fast, some slower and we all have different styles.  Elev8 Premier is a production glass studio focused on quality and design.  So, the artistic desire part comes naturally to the team.  Here the team is a group of people that are not artists, and not craftsmen, but a combination of the two.  The main focus is craftsmanship, as that will always translate to exceptional art.

If you are here reading this, we thank you so much for your interest in helping us reach our dreams, and we hope to help you reach yours.  Steve is here to make a dream come true, and we hope to grow with you.  Dreams are fucking hard, so there are great expectations from all that want to be a part of Elev8 Premier. 

Expectations are one of the things we feel we have the hardest time communicating well.  This should help us all be efficient in learning, growing, and earning.

  • Learning the parts
    • It is your responsibility to learn the parts on your time.  We are here to help you grow efficiently as possible.  Our team works standard hours of operation (7-4) and teaching is best done in the first half of the day for guided assistance.
    • Parts will be inspected no more than every other part.  Most parts being learned will be inspected after it is completed for as many times it takes until the part becomes a habit.  A habit is formed over repetition many many times.  After the part is formed to a habit, then you will be free to make the part as you see fit.  
    • You are responsible for delivering parts that meet the minimum quality requirements of Elev8 Premier.  This will be the sample that you have and MUST use EVERY time you make a part.   Trust us, no sample will lead to a veered path which is no good for any of us.  We can not sell 2nds in our products, only firsts.  This is why we are called Premier.
    • If you are taking Elev8 Premier raw parts and you ruin the raw parts, you will be responsible for replacing them at your cost.

Expectations In The Studio

Elev8 Premier can be a very fun and laid-back place to work but it’s important to remember that it is a job and should be treated as such. 

  • Your parts are the focus here
  • Communicate with the Glass Manager if you plan to take a break making parts, we are now relying on you. 
  • If you make a mess, you clean the mess
    • Dishes are done after you eat.  Never leave them for later, you WILL forget.
    • If you spill anything, make a mess in the microwave, CLEAN IT UP.
    • If you piss on the toilet (seat or rim (ALWAYS LIFT THE SEAT)) clean it up.  It is no one’s job to clean up after your mess, nor are you responsible for anyone else’s mess.
    • If you are not happy with anything, tell the Glass Manager immediately, or we can not fix anything and this becomes a problem that you are now a part of, when you could have been the one to help solve it

So if you are still reading this congratulations!! You ARE a part of a growing team!!

What to expect from Elev8 Premier:

  • Be there for your training of the project you want to take on as piecework part.  We want you to be as fast as possible, but it must be no less than the sample provided so we will do all we can to help you achieve this
  • A clean working studio if you are working in our shop
  • To be paid for your work on the agreed amount and timeframe
  • To expect only the highest quality of work.  This can be tough for all, as the Elev8 Premier team grows, so does their expectations of quality.  We started in 2004, so we have learned a lot of what not to do and want to pass it on.

We are dedicated to make parts for the Silver Surfer vaporizer.  This is where we started back in 2004.  Learn more about us Elev8.  Learn more about the SSV idea here

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