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Re: nursery interview tomorrow

Sounds right on to me. You'll probably get the nod. Just remember, though, that when I interviewed for the job I have now, I lost out at first to someone who was younger and cuter. When younger and cuter couldn't hack it, they called the geezer back. I think Donna is right on about older employees. We may cost more but we screw up less--and we've learned how to perform with a hangover ;>)

Anyway, Kitty. It sounds good. And "They thought U of Guelph was in California" will keep me chuckling all weekend.

On Friday, February 13, 2004, at 05:38 PM, Kitty wrote:

Since you've all been so supportive, I thought I might recap the interview
for you. It seemed to go well, and the work as they described it didn't
seem too hard. They thought U of Guelph was in California. They are
strong, their background is in, trees and shrubs. And they indicated
difficulties with perennials. Ah! my opening! I'm stronger in that,
dazzled them with a few tips and techniques and successful examples. I
asked him if this was a growth area for them and they indicated it was, that
people were always asking for more. Even though that is not really what
they were hiring for, I gently explained the marketing aspects of perennials
and I was hoping they might consider my value for expansion down the road.
Well, whether they hire me or not, I came away feeling good about the
interview. Thanks for your support, folks!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 11:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery interview tomorrow

Then say, "When do I start?" It usually works.

would it were that easy. Thanks for the encouragement, all of you.


----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery interview tomarrow

Stay cool. Listen carefully. Respond directly. Make and keep eye
contact. Don't ask important questions until the interviewer says "Any
questions?" Then say, "When do I start?" It usually works.

On Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at 02:45 PM, Kitty wrote:

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
little concerned about the weight lifting, but maybe it would get me
shape! Also, I'm not sure I could get by on what a nursery laborer is

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


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