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Re: nursery interview tomorrow


Sounds great Kitty!!  I'm hoping you get good news real soon!
:-)


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 13 Feb 2004 23:50:31 -0500

>Well, CA was the only Ontario they could think of!  Hey, they're Purdue
>grads - that's to be expected!
>
>Kitty
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 6:18 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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!
>> >
>> > 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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>> Southwest Florida
>> Zone 10
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