Connect with us

True Tales

Employee Learns He’s Fired When the Sign Guy Arrives

It’s one of our most memorable True Tales yet.




Staff Announcement

I was called into a 30-plus year client to remove a name from an office placard outside the engineer’s door. As I was removing the lettering with a “Computer Generated Thermal Graphic Remover” (blow dryer), the guy came out from his office and said, “Why are you taking my name off my door?” I replied, “They called and I was just down the street.” He stormed off to the front office. I snuck off to lunch. I came back in an hour. He was packing a box with his desk photos, bowling trophies and paperclips. I finished the job and reported to the person who called. I asked her why she put me in such a position. She replied, “We didn’t think you would show up that quick.” — Jerry Clark, Sign Design of Westline, Westline, Pa

Signs of the Times has been the world leader in sign information since 1906. Contact Signs of the Times' editors at



Find it here! ISA Sign Expo 2023

Whether you're looking to grow your business or advance your career, ISA International Sign Expo® 2023 is the only place to find everything you need to be successful in the sign, graphics, print and visual communications industry.

Promoted Headlines




Most Popular