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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Callooh, callay oh frabjous day...

I got the best job ever today!

I am part of a seven person team caring for 140+ acres of botanic gardens. I get forty hours per week, year round work, I get benefits, two weeks vacation per year to start out with (which rolls over per year, too, I can add it up!), and a job so great that employees had to be banned from coming in to volunteer on their days off. I will be working outdoors, gardening, all through my first spring in New England. I will see every first leaf, every new bud, every blossoming flower. I will be working in meadows, apple orchards, wildlife refuges, among gazebos and 1720's farmhouses. I will see every bird variety that Massachusetts has to offer. I will work among statues, brick paths, and dirt trails. I have been told to bring along a change of clothes to work, implying I will be immensely dirty.

I cannot imagine a happier day.


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WOOOOHHHOOOOO!!!!!!! I am doing the happy dance for you. You deserve this!

Of course we expect frequent pictures of all of this stuff.


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Of course we expect frequent pictures of all of this stuff.
Oh, I am sooo buying an updated camera with a few more megapixels for this! I'll take thousands of pictures, I'm sure!


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Bloody brilliant!
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That's just the kind of job I was hoping you'd get! I once asked the owner of a greenhouse how much he would charge me for working there! (Maybe I could be your gopher!)

CONGRATULATIONS!




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congrats!

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I can understand how stoked you must be! That sounds like such a fun job, it's gonna be so neat!
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Congrats!!!!
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Congratulations, Rach And Jeanie, I absolutely know what you mean lol. I asked during the interview how often employees volunteered there on their off days, and she replied that it had to be banned because it could be seen as abuse of labor, since it was happening so often.

And, to make a great day better...that boyfriend of mine! He showed up on my doorstep a few minute ago with a bouquet of flowers, a card and while I wasn't looking he dropped a couple Cadbury eggs in my pocket!


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Congratulations, Rach And Jeanie, I absolutely know what you mean lol. I asked during the interview how often employees volunteered there on their off days, and she replied that it had to be banned because it could be seen as abuse of labor, since it was happening so often.

And, to make a great day better...that boyfriend of mine! He showed up on my doorstep a few minute ago with a bouquet of flowers, a card and while I wasn't looking he dropped a couple Cadbury eggs in my pocket!
Oh, he is a keeper .


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