“Except for those times when I didn’t want to work, I’ve had a job since I was thirteen years old, either working for myself or working for someone else. This is because I’ve developed a skillset that suits me well, and I’ve learned how to sell my skillset to people. When you run your own business, it’s like having a job interview every week because you have to go out and sell yourself, whether it’s to a company or a potential customer. You get a guy who wants to build five or six confectionary stores, and you want to build all of his cabinetry for him. You have to go out and convince him that you can build the product the way he wants it, give him the quality that he wants, and do it in the timeframe that he wants. You know, he looks at you as a blind person and says, ‘I don’t know how the guy gets across the street, so can he do all this stuff for me?’”
–Fred Wurtzel, A Hands-On Guy Doing Hands-On Work in the Information Age, Braille Monitor, May 2016
Enchanted Hills Camp Construction Manager George Wurtzel, who is also a highly regarded artist, was recently profiled by his brother, former NFB President Fred Wurtzel, in this article published by the Braille Monitor. You can read the entire article here.