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Posted:  28 Feb 2012 20:17  
Just thought I'd let everyone know that I have applied to my first scaper job! It's a local greenhouse/nursery that does a little bit of interiorscaping for other local businesses and organizations. Wish me luck!
Posted:  29 Feb 2012 00:46  
Italirican2003 (c'mon, now, you've been around here long enough to use your REAL name, right?)...congratulations!  That's pretty similar to how I started in the biz...I worked as an orchid and tropical plant grower for a small greenhouse operation in NJ that had "shops" in indoor markets (converted from belly-up department store buildings) on the weekends and did some wholesale and interiorscaping the rest of the week.  It's good to see various sides of the industry in the early part of your career...you never know which direction you'll ultimately travel, but the experience will stand you in good stead regardless.  Best of luck with your first gig!

Posted:  29 Feb 2012 18:55  
Haha, it's Angelo. Is there a way for me to change my user name to my real name without having to delete my current account and create a new one?
Posted:  29 Feb 2012 19:29  
I tried to do it with my own settings, but couldn't change the username, so I guess not.  But now we know your first name, at least.

Posted:  02 Mar 2012 23:14  
Just an update on the potential job: I just called the company and asked where they currently were with their hiring process. (It's been a week since I applied.) The woman I talked to said they were still reviewing the apps/resumes and that mine had been reviewed and was "on the list"! That's good news! The deadline to turn in apps is March 15th. I'll let you guys know then if I got the job or not. Keep wishing me luck!
Posted:  03 Mar 2012 00:05  
Go, Angelo!  Hope it works out for you!

Posted:  13 Mar 2012 22:48  
They called me today! I have an interview Friday morning! Keep sending the luck!
Posted:  14 Mar 2012 00:42  
Be sure to come prepared with a bunch of sharp questions about the company you're applying to...interviewers like that you've done your research and aren't just using the shotgun approach to apply for any job out there. 

Break a leg!

Posted:  23 Mar 2012 17:45   Last Edited By: italirican2003 
I got the job! I don't think I'll be doing any interiorscaping at first, but once I convince them to keep me as a permanent employee (it's a seasonal job with a chance of staying on) I'm sure I can get the interiorscaping bit!
Posted:  24 Mar 2012 03:49  
Let me be the first to congratulate you and wish you all the best!

Posted:  24 Mar 2012 04:59  
Thanks, Clem!
Posted:  04 Apr 2012 02:10  
I learn the interiorscaping routine and get to go to our clients tomorrow to train!
Posted:  04 Apr 2012 02:39  
You'll love it...but get ready for aches and pains in muscles you didn't even know you had!

Posted:  04 Apr 2012 13:02  
Smile. alot
Posted:  04 Apr 2012 15:38  
I remember thinking I'd lose weight when I first In actuality, the reverse happened...what I ate got less healthy!  I knew where every vending machine and fast food place was...anything quick.  Don't fall into that trap!

Posted:  05 Apr 2012 02:51  
That's why I got my new eBags Crew Cooler (fancy airline crew lunchbox)...I can pack a healthy lunch and beverages, as well as supplies (pens, band-aids, small tools, bluetooth headset, etc.) for the day.  Otherwise, it's gonna be pizza and Big Macs...

Posted:  05 Apr 2012 15:15  
Somehow a word of my last posting got deleted.  It was supposed to read:

"I remember thinking I'd lose weight when I first started teching.  "

Posted:  06 Apr 2012 02:55  
Thanks, guys! My l egs kill!
Posted:  07 Jun 2012 17:17  
Well, I just got my review. It went very well. Got a nice raise. They only had good things to say about me and my work. And, the owner kept saying I'd make a good manager in the future. I just wish we had more interiorscape clients. We only have three now, so I only do it on Wednesdays and it only takes about 3 hours. So, all the other days I just work in the greenhouse. I'll be staying on as a permanent employee. I just hope I get enough hours so I can quit my other job and finish my last year at school.
Posted:  08 Jun 2012 04:45  
You sound exactly like I did when I got my first job in the industry working at a small orchid and tropical foliage greenhouse near campus when I was finishing my last year at Rutgers.  It will all come in time...maybe you could ask your boss for ways you could try to generate more interiorscape business while you're on the job.  Couldn't hurt!

Posted:  01 Aug 2012 05:39   Last Edited By: italirican2003 
5 months later and I still love it! They now let me go shopping on the house plant truck by myself. And, I get to help admin our Facebook page! You guys should check us out! Still wishing we had more interiorscape clients...

Rockwood Gardens
Posted:  01 Aug 2012 15:14  
Keep up the good work, and keep adding value for your employer and you'll go as far as you like.

Posted:  07 Aug 2012 22:55  
An interesting thread could be " your first interiorscape job"
Posted:  15 Nov 2012 17:52   Last Edited By: Landon 
Best of luck italirican its interesting job,try to learn  and get experience. I am also trying to start small business of nursery.

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