Job offer

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grassyfras, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey everyone. I'm 17 do mostly mowing and thinking of getting into landscaping. I was at the nursery today and was offered a job. If they let me just work one or two days a week do you think I should work there? I was told by an employee that I would be able to learn alot from working there and he knows I also have a small business too. Do you guys think I should take the job?
     
  2. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    So long as they are reputable, and their requirements of you are not unreasonable... TAKE THE JOB.
     
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Yes. Makes perfect sense.
     
  4. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You should be able to learn more about the business by working there, but don't screw up the small business you have now.
     
  5. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Off Topic FORUM
     
  6. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if you are serious about learning the trade a nursery is a great place to start . if your not serious about the business stay out of our way!!
     
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This certainly fits the forum topic of landscaping - very well.

    In Oregon for example, a landscaper needs to know the plant's common and horticultural names to be able to install according to a design.

    Also because our tests use only the botanical names, not common names.

    Work in a nursery with strengthen your knowledge of plant names and identification.

    That will further improve the quality and accuracy of your installation work as you move up in the field.

    It will sharpen your skills regarding pricing, and networking with other people.
     

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