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Odds of Hanging On

Those who enjoy long hours of hard work in all sorts of nasty weather for less than average pay should have no problem hanging on once they land a job. Yeah, it sort of makes you wonder. Yet, there are plenty of people who do enjoy doing it. After all, it is less stressful than other work. It is more difficult to find a job than it is to keep it. However, horticultural industries are innately sensitive to problems in the economy. For most of us, gardening is a luxury that we can do without when we need to spend responsibly. Slow business in retail nurseries and the landscape industries brings down business in wholesale nurseries, sometimes necessitating layoffs. (When a disgruntled employee whines, “Lay off me!” that’s not what he means…)