Odds of Hanging On
Those who get into a career in floriculture tend to hang on, much like that last, stubborn rose petal that refuses to drop. Starting out it can be hard, but it gradually gets easier. Those in the crew may move onto other agricultural jobs, but most prefer to stay with what is familiar. Besides, floriculture pays slightly better than working with other agricultural commodities. Those who own floricultural operations hang on and try to maintain stability because they have so much invested in their land and business. Yes, the work is hard, dirty and often ungratifying, but those who do it seem to enjoy it enough to make a career out of it, so it can’t be all bad.