Day 17 of #30daysof FloristConfessions

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Day 17/30 of #30daysoffloristconfessions


I remember this one like it was yesterday. I hadn’t made a hand tied trailing bouquet with long stems of phalaenopsis orchids before. So it was a challenge, one that I stepped up to..like we do. ⁣
I finished it without snapping or damaging any of those orchid heads. The hydrangeas in it, were perfectly fluffy & blue and the roses were a dream. I was pretty chuffed with it.

Then she came over… let’s call her Mary-the big boss. Mary came and stood really close in front of me and announces ‘this isn’t good enough, I don’t like it, it doesn’t look worth the money’⁣
At this point I had worked there quite some time so I was used to being put on the spot but this took it to a new level. I tried to get specifics on what was ‘wrong’ with it and she couldn’t give me an answer.⁣

Haha so we just stood there glaring at each other for what felt like forever! Until let’s call him, Steven literally had to come stand between us. He gave me a couple of suggestions of what I could change which I went ahead and did. ⁣
I put it bouquet in water, tidied my desk, put the kettle on and went to the toilet and cried a little. I can take criticism as well as the next person but initimidation I’m not cool with. ⁣
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DEAR BOSSES OF FLORISTS, constructive criticism is QUEEN! If you struggle wth providing that for your hard working florists…then read up on it, youtube it or take a fucking class! ⁣
Much appreciated, ⁣
Kind regards, ⁣
Katie & every other florist in the world. 🙏🏻⁣

 

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