How cool is that? I got interviewed and accepted to work at the GH an Berry. Pretty excited about that. And luckily for me, it's all ornamental plants and a few herbs. No boring crap like corn. I'm not a farmer. Mostly temperate and annuals, but she said we do get shipments of things like Heliconia and other cool stuff from Florida.
The max I'm allowed to work as a freshman is 15 hours a week. I'm glad the Dean of... jobs or whatever his title is recommended me. No uniforms, get to pick my own hours ( as long as I stick to those hours for the rest of the semester), which is good since I can walk directly across the street and use the gym for a couple of hours since I'll be all gross anyway from being in the GH. AND I get to play with all kinds of chemicals and hormones and stuff She said they used to use a TC lab, but no one ever uses it anymore. I'm pretty excited. Apparently I'll be working with thousands of individual plants. She said I'll know I'm trusted to know what I'm doing once I'm asked to water lmao. Best of all, It's about a seven minute walk from my dorm! Of course it's attatched to the science building, so it's really even closer depending on when I choose to work. She stressed the fact that if I'm ever late, I'm fired. Like... first time. I do have to work three weekends a semester, but that's no big deal. And I don't have to take care or plant the plants when they're ready to go out! The people who work for the campus maintenance department do that.
I'll be making around three grand per school year. Rents are paying for my education so I can spend that however I want. I guess, with taxes, I'll only really be making two grand per school year. Plasma TV here I come
It's a beautiful, school. Like... Hogwarts. Sweet Home Alabama, Perfect Harmony and Remember the Titans were filmed there. Had the reception banquet in the castle, I mean building, where they were singing some song the dude said.... I've never seen the move. I should take some pictures. That, and the fact that it has the largest campus in the world, and the fact that I get to play with flowers, and the fact that I'm in love with their gym (vaulted ceilings and chandeliers in a gym where everything is brand new, and it's all totally free! I get to use a 32 million dollar gym for free. I am SO lucky.) Almost outweighs the fact that there are so many less-than-secular Xtians there, and that only two others beside myself were democrats in a group of fifteen or seventeen people.... but that was just my group. It could be a coincidence, because I've only seen Obama bumper stickers and no republican ones. Still. I'm making premature judgments about republicans, and I'm working on that , and I'm sure out of like 2000 people I'm sure I'll meet enough liberals. Plan on joining the Young Democrats.
PLASMA! WOOT! I'm going to love college. Coming and going as I please, all my classes ending at noon at the latest (except for one, which is from 3-5 one day a week!)....I'm really going to like coming and going as I please.