Plant Nursery Worker - Jenny
I often spent time gardening, first with my father & grandmother, then by myself. At the time I believed I would follow in my parents career of teaching.
No lucky breaks, decided this was my career of choice and
searched for employment, getting a job on my previous work experience & merits.
None of my education directly contributed to my career,
excepting general communication and literary skills. I excelled in english, music &
drama, past teachers are surprised at my career. Teachers & school always encouraged
gaining varied experiences, but didn't direct to career. School work has never been
helpful, bar basic maths.
Trained on the job.
My source of income led to my career, being that I worked first in retail soley for income and used that experience to tranfer to my career of choice. The only preperation for retirement I have is my employer contributed superannuation. I have typical tasks rather than days, I work with the public, and many people comment that it must be a happy job to have, it must be lovely working with plants. They often ask about plants or gardening rather than my job, but they do so because of my job.