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Re: nursery interview tomorrow


Way to go, Kitty.  I'm catching up on last week, so I can only offer
after-interview support, but it sounds like it went very well.  You never
know - if perennials are really an opportunity for them, they could possibly
create a position for you to "grow" that aspect of the business for them.
One way or another, we'll hope for the best.

Libby


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery interview tomorrow


> 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!
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- 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.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- 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
> 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.
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
>
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