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Re: re nursery interview apparel

I knew you would get the job.... glad Hort Ed made them smell the coffee and see the gem of an employee you will be....

Wouldn't buy tons of stuff till you see how the job goes... I personally
can't wear boots in a greenhouse, too hot, even in the dead of winter.

Interesting to me... tend to think everyone dresses like me or
similiarly anyways... no jeans!... yipes I would not have anything to
wear!... Personally, I only wear other clothes when I absolutely have
too... which is about 3 times a year.... (I wear jeans to work too).

the jeans and t-shirt or sweatshirt person.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 3/2/2004 10:29:10 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
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 they

> get word of the expected arrival of their truck delivery from Oregon.  Snow

> 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 get

> 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 jeans

> (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 or

> '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, much

> more than you can know.


> Kitty


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