Breaking point

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The Animation Auction catalog is done and already printing at the printer’s as I type this. The Dreier Collection Auction catalog was sent to the printer tonight and will begin printing tomorrow night. We are a quarter into the third auction catalog. However, the long hours are starting to take their toll on the staff. During the last few weeks, some of the crew have been putting in 12-16 hour days, with only one weekend day off a week. Tempers and emotions were flaring today. It’s understandable: no one can sustain this breakneck pace for long. There is such a thing as diminishing returns as the mind and body wear down. There is also a danger of collective morale eroding beyond recovery. The good news is that the finishing line is in sight. We just need to survive this weekend. The question is, will we get there before we reach our breaking point?