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Re: nursery interview apparel

Daryl, Donna,
My plan at this time is to put my best foot forward, stress my positive
points, and see what happens.  However, as I mentioned in a previous post, I
worry that I'm biting off more than I can chew.  Too much sun can give me a
headache.  Then there's my CTS, tennis elbow, ruptured discs.  I get
sun-poisoning.  Years ago I recall that my feet would swell if I stayed on
them for too long.  I'm not really a basket case, but I may be past doing
this type of work.  Sort of  'careful what you wish for'.  I'll make an
effort to get the job, but I won't be surprised if they choose someone else.
And I might even be relieved.  Besides - this is only my first job interview
since being turned down.  I've heard our president says things are looking
up. ;+)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery interview apparel

> Kitty,
> The key is to get hired for your strengths. If you can't lift 75 lbs.,
> 'em up front, but also what you *can do.  From what I've seen posted here,
> you've got the plant knowledge to help customers, and can be valuable on
> that count alone.
> I've worked sales/customer service for a couple of outfits that knew I
> couldn't schlep more than a couple of flats, much less more than that,
> was not expected to do so. They knew that I knew my plants, and could sell
> almost anything.
> They also knew that I know how to water and can be trusted with it.
> who can water a greenhouse correctly are worth their weight in gold, as
> probably know.) I was employed more than one off season just watering for
> ridiculously large ( to me) # of $$.
> I haven't worked retail in a couple of years, but am looking forward to a
> few months of weekends this spring, designing display vignettes and doing
> some design-on-the-spot for customers. I've really missed it.
> Daryl
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 1:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery interview apparel
> > I'm sure it will be mostly outdoors.  Arbor Farms deals more in Trees
> > shrubs, but does also carry perennials.  No annuals.  Job is stocking,
> > watering, customer help.
> > I do have resumes into a couple of others, one would be more potting and
> > such I think.
> >
> > Another drawback to any of these jobs is their temporary nature.  The
> > I'm interviewing for runs March to December - then what?  Unemployment I
> > suppose, but less unemployment than I am currently eligible for.  The
> > potting job, I'm afraid might even be less $, and less time.
> >
> > I know I don't sound very confident, and I do appreciate all the
> > encouragement you'all've given.  But another piece of info has come to
> > light.  I spoke with IN unemployment today.  What if I can't manage the
> job?
> > She told me it is a gamble.  I may or amy not be able to collect
> > unemployment if I try a job and don't stay with it.  Scary.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 1:03 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery interview apparel
> >
> >
> > > In a message dated 2/11/04 11:17:49 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > >
> > > << I hate hats, but I suppose I'd just have to get used to it. >>
> > >
> > > Kitty, I dislike hats also and have never worn one but my
> > keeps
> > > telling me I need to wear one.  I do wear sunblock ALL the time.  Sun
> > glasses
> > > are a necessity and always a bottle of water.  Is the work inside a
> > > greenhouse or outdoors?  We have no outside work except some outside
> > perennial benches.
> > >  The big surprise to me is how exhausting the noise in a greenhouse on
> > > windy day.  I usually work in what we call the 'big house' which is
> bigger
> > than a
> > > football field but when business is at its heaviest I move to a small
> > > greenhouse that is only for employees.  I am a container designer and
> > is hard to
> > > believe how many customers will not plant a container.  A good percent
> do
> > not
> > > even want to select the plants.  I love it but I do find ones creative
> > juices
> > > start to run a little slow after potting all day and it is hot.
> > >     Just for our own amusement, we keep a running list of dumb
> questions?
> > >         Ceres
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