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Re: re nursery interview apparel

Woo hoo! congratulations, Kitty. Feels good to get that call doesn't it? Be
sure to reply to responses from other potential employers too. A positive
relationship, however slight, can lead to some great networking contacts
down the road. As for thanks for your Hort Ed friend,how about a gift
certificate from your new employer?, or maybe for a first pick from your
garden yard sale? homemeade goodies? with a heartfelt note of thanks of
Judy B
z 6 Idaho where the crocuses are blooming
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 8:29 AM
Subject: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel

> I got the call yesterday.  I start working at Arbor Farms some time next
> week.  I'm sure I would not have gotten this job but for the Horticulture
> Educator at our CES.  He went to school with the owners and called them on
> my behalf.  Any ideas on what sort of thank you I should give him?
> New thoughts on apparel:  I start next week - they'll let me know when
> get word of the expected arrival of their truck delivery from Oregon.
> has melted and things will be muddy, so I figured I needed some boots.
> Also, I am used to wearing canvas slipons all spring, summer, fall.  These
> won't be the best thing for day-in, day-out on my feet, so I decided to
> some more durable leather tie shoes.  So I went shopping yesterday for a
> sale on footwear.  Also got a pair of cotton twill pants and 2 pair of
> (I didn't have any).
> Today I got a call from a nursery just 5 blocks away (AF is 10 miles)
> responding to an unsolicited resume I had sent.  Oh well, I'm fairly sure
> they wouldn't have paid what I'll get at AF.  I'm not going to get rich at
> AF, but I will be able to pay my bills, though I won't be able to save
> anything.  I'm looking at it as sort of like school or an apprenticeship
> 'paying my dues' to get some hands-on experience in this field.  So, I'm
> still broke, but still in the black - more than I can say for our govt!
> I'm thrilled to embark on a new career.  I only hope I'm up to the task.
> Thanks for the support you all have given me; it is truly appreciated,
> more than you can know.
> Kitty
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