Work stuff

Aug. 16th, 2008 07:41 pm
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You know what, I actually went to a work do that I enjoyed last week. It was actual fun - we had a few beers, talked about this and that (not work!!!!) and just wore some nice clothes (not brand new £100 dresses!!!). Nobody was hugely emotionally invested in it, and it was just so much better than the dismal parties in the last place I worked. I could actually be said to be looking forward to the Christmas do a tiny bit. Or at least, not dreading it ;)

Anyhoo, not to let this single positive experience cloud my plans to get out of there early next year... It looks good on my CV, it's a great career start, and it's mostly ok. I hate working in retail sometimes - people think it's ok to just randomly lay into you about nothing in particular, and I'm not sweet or dumb enough to live with that for long.

So the plan is to spend this year working at Wyevale, doing my new gardening gig (yeah, I got one of those :)) and finishing my web skills certificate. Early next year, I'm going to try and get a gardening job with the NT and/or some nursery experience, after I've done my RHS certificate. Autumn 2009, I'll start my level 3 certificate. 2010 (when sprog possibly starts nursery) I'm going for one of the NT careerships.

I don't actually want a career - just a job that I can settle into at a satisfying level. Head gardener somewhere with accommodation attached would be pretty sweet. I haven't ruled out the option of doing more voluntary work at Westonbirt or the NT, or going to work in one of their education offices or plant sales areas.

Date: 2008-08-16 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malcygoff.livejournal.com
are there may gardener jobs around? or is it going to be a case of waiting for the right one to show up?

Date: 2008-08-18 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybermule.livejournal.com
There are a fair few. I don't know how competitive they are, though. Some experience gardening for e.g. the National Trust would probably help, though :)

Date: 2008-08-18 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malcygoff.livejournal.com
yeah i think that experience is kind of a "killer app" level of requirement!

still: chin up, fingers crossed :)

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