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Re: nursery apparel, hats

I'd say more like a landscape grower with retail.  They're heavy on the


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] nursery apparel, hats

> Yeah, if you're going to be out in the sun most of the day, you gotta
> wear a hat. And it ought to be a tightly woven cloth hat. UV penetrates
> the loose weave of straw as though you were hatless.
> But, Kitty, I forgot to ask--what kind of nursery is this? Retail like
> Franks or Home Depot? A grower and shipper, like Gene? A retail
> cell-pack repackager like David? A landscaper-grower like I work for?
> Kind can make a big difference about predominance of the work.
> I started my current nursery job at $6.75 an hour because I opted out
> of health insurance [I've got Medicare]. But the raises have been
> steady [now at $11.50 per hour, which is still a long way from the $300
> a day I caged in Washington a few years ago] and the bonuses have been
> generous.
> Just thought of something that might weigh 75 pounds--a 15-gallon plant
> of any kind. But, of course, if they don't have lift belts and dollies,
> OSHA would likely be interested.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
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