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RE: nursery interview apparel

Kitty- wow sorry tohear you were laid off.  Sounds like the job is
similar to what I did, but without the working with the public part (we
were wholesale growers).  I wouldn't worry too much about the weight
lifting- as much as you garden now, you'll be using similar muscles- I'm
certain you now can lift a flat of 6 packs or carry several gallon pots
at a time.  Granted, you'll get bigger muscles once you start doing it
everyday- but I don't think you'll have any problem. (We'll just start
referring to you as Aaarnold).  I got pretty good at balanceing a flat
like a waiter carries a tray!
Regarding the pay- it wasn't that great when I did it, but it was over
10 years ago, and I survived on it for a year and a half anyway.
Anyway- it was still argueably the most enjoyable job I've ever had (and
I actually do like my job now).  The only part that wasn't so great, was
we still filled pots and 6-packs by hand- and you ended up breathing in
a lot of soil/dust up your nose.  Ick!

So- good luck.  They will be lucky to have someone so knowledgable to
work with them!  Keep us posted.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 11:46 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery interview apparel

I was laid off about 4wks ago.  There's very little available here.  I
rather doubt I'll get the job, I'd expect them to want someone younger.
The job would entail working with the public, stocking and watering.
I'm a little concerned about the weight lifting, but maybe it would get
me in shape!  Also, I'm not sure I could get by on what a nursery
laborer is paid.

I'd been working at my last job since before I began gardening, so
working at my hobby was never an option.  But, yes, I think that could
alter my views.  But I guess it is worth a shot.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery interview apparel

> switching positons eh? although that is none of my business, good for 
> you! Nice to have a job you will enjoy :) I have avoided ever making 
> my hobby my job, felt I would loose the hobby appeal after that...
> I would base it on what others employed there are wearing, and step it

> up a tad. Thinking it would also make a difference if the position you

> are applying for is going to be with the public or just buried in a 
> greenhouse.
> Donna
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kitty
> Sent: 2/10/2004 12:52:21 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Cc: cersgarden@aol.com;genebush@otherside.com
> Subject: [CHAT] nursery interview apparel
> > Hi Friends,
> >
> > I have an interview Friday for general nursery work.  Previous job
> > interviews have always been for professional jobs so, of course, I 
> > wore
> > suit.  What would I wear for this nursery interview?  A suit seems 
> > way
> > overdressed and suggestive of the possibilty that I wouldn't last in

> > a
> > labor-type job.  But I don't want to dress down too much, giving the
> > impression that I don't think the job is important.  Maybe I'm
> > this, but suggestions would be appreciated.
> >
> > Kitty
> > I've CC'd a couple of you that might not read everyday to be sure 
> > you
> > this.  I apologize for the duplication.
> >
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