The Greatest Job Ever
Our small family business is located outside of Waxahachie, Texas. We grow small plants and sell them on our this website, Amazon, Etsy, Walmart, eBay, and a few local pickups. Honestly, the job is not all roses and puppy dogs — there is some good news and there is some bad news.
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first:
- The pay sucks. Meaning, you won’t get rich at this job. The pay is $15/hour for about 20 hours each week. It can be some extra spending money, for sure. However, if you are seeking a job to support a household then this is no longer the ”coolest” part-time job ever, it is now the “suckiest” part-time job ever.
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Now let’s talk about the good stuff:
- The job is primarily outside. Just think of the amazing tan you will get being outside every day – yeah, that’s right, basically, a free tanning membership comes with the job! Okay, so that part is maybe not the greatest, but there are some (truly) great things…
- The work is fun, fresh, and dynamic. You will be working directly with my kids, Kristen and Kace, and helping them with a mix of projects and support.
- We aren’t big on stress. So, while we will expect you to work efficiently and get things done, we focus on open communication and getting things done right the first go around.
- The hours are super flexible. We will work with your schedule to get a routine that works for you. Mornings work best for you? No problem. Rather work mid-morning until mid-afternoon? Cool, we can do that too.
- Listen to your favorite music or podcast while on the job.
- Pool time. When it’s hot you can jump in our large red neck pool.
- Learn a lot about a small business so you can start your own if you wish. No hidden secrets.
Now, let’s talk about the job requirements:
- You need to be the type of person who gets joy out of getting things done. Every day, you will bang out a list of stuff. Fun stuff. Important stuff. Necessary stuff.
- You will be shipping a lot of plants with a deadline to be shipped. So, you will need to work quickly, efficiently, and really pay attention to the details of each shipping order. Normally about 50% of the work you will do.
- You will be potting and propagating a lot of plants. So, you need to enjoy getting your hands dirty. Normally about 30% of the work you will do.
- You will be pulling a lot of weeds. So, you will need always be on the lookout for weeds and remove them. This is normally about 10% of the job.
- You will be cleaning and organizing a lot. You don’t need to race through cleaning and get things done half-assed (we figured that one out ourselves). We need you to slow things down and keep the shop, potting areas, and benches organized correctly. This is normally about 10% of the job.
- We want you to be meticulous in your work. There will be times when we are away and we will need you to step up and take over the routine of shipping, po
tting, and weeding.
In short, your job is to help us in any way you can. And to have fun at work (who wants a job that isn’t fun?!?). Our business is casual, but we do expect professionalism and punctuality.
But what we don’t expect is perfection or existing skills for you to qualify for this job. We can teach you that. We expect intelligence, energy, and a get-it-done attitude. When you have questions, you will find the answers with a quick yell in the shop or quick text.
If this is a job that gets you so excited that you would even do it for free, we would totally accept that offer from you. But if you prefer compensation (and we totally get it…we prefer getting paid as well) this is what we offer: This is a part-time job. The pay is $15 an hour and the hours will be 15-20 a week.
In addition to being a detailed person, you must follow systems and processes. In fact, just to prove that you are detailed oriented and can follow procedures, when you apply for this position in the subject line of the email you must include “I love crape myrtles” in the subject line. Yep, that’s our little trick to sort out the people who blanket send their resume to anyone and everyone, from the folks (that’s you) who are truly interested in this position.
We are looking to bring our new colleague on board as soon as possible, but we will spend the necessary time to find the best fit both in abilities and culturally. One thing that will give you a BIG leg up (but is optional) is to send a quick video in along with your resume. In your video tell us why you think you’re perfect for this job and why you will rock this position. This is purely for us to get a sense of your personality. And if you decide not to send a video (that’s ok), please tell us why you chose not to send in a video. We can’t wait to meet you!!!