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Stress

Floral Design can be some of the least stressful work out there. What stress there is comes from running the business, keeping products and materials coming and going smoothly, and the strong personalities of others in the workplace. True - because floral designers are artists, they really do not like to have their handiwork be questioned, so that can be a cause of some anxiety. Nasty customers are not as common as they are in other retail businesses, perhaps because people buying flowers tend to be either happy about something or grieving, with not much in between. Therefore, when everything runs smoothly, and all the floral designers are given their space, the work can be more than fun. It can even be relaxing. Even though there are rare occasions (or not so rare in some studios) when floral designers need to work late or early to get a particular job done, most work is done on a regular schedule. Unlike many other horticultural occupations, this one is more of job and less of a lifestyle, and does not infringe too much on one’s personal life.

It would be hard to find a floral designer who does not enjoy his or her work. But we’re sure they’re out there somewhere, angrily and maliciously cutting the heads off a bouquet of tulips.

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