Take Your Kid to Work Day 2018

Take Your Kid to Work Day Interview

Name: Rose Zhu

Relationship to me: Mother

Job Title – Self employed florist

Job Description – She cuts and arranges flowers into arrangements or bouquets. Not only does she cut and arrange flowers, she also makes all kinds of flower arrangements as well as corsages and boutonnieres for special weddings and school dances.

Duties/tasks – Cutting flowers (a bit of the steam,some of the leaves, and sometimes thorns), arranging fresh cut flowers into beautiful bouquets, cleaning shelves and the floor. For special events (weddings, graduation dances etc.), arranging wedding bouquets as well as corsages and boutonnieres.


  1. Training – For training, the qualifications are the ability to arrange flowers, good credit from past experiences, and communication (knows how to deal with and to attract customers).
  2. Education – High school and flower designing school
  3. Experience – 2 or 3 years of working with flowers experience
  4. Skills and attributes (personal qualities) – Communication (ability to deal with all sorts of customers), friendly, honest, devoted, considerate, and diligent.

Things she likes about the job – She likes the freedom of creativity, the ability to make yourself and others happy, flowers in general, seeing vibrant colours everyday, and being able to help others.

Things she dislikes about the job – My mom doesn’t like carrying heavy objects (pots, containers for fresh cut flowers etc.), cleaning, and having to work even when she’s sick as she doesn’t have many employees.

How does she anticipate this job changing in the next 5 years or so – This job will stay remain the same till she gets retired.


Three reasons why I want this job:

  1. I love how this job creativity and the use of artistic skills. I don’t like critical thinking as much as I like being creative.
  2. I love flowers because of their sweet fragrance and their vibrant colours. Seeing their beautiful coloured petals brings me joy in a way.
  3. Seeing people happy

Three reasons why I don’t want this job:

  1. I love art but I prefer to draw than to create with something like flowers. I just like making things seem realistic, not using something that’s real.
  2. I don’t like the idea of carrying heavy objects like flower pots or buckets filled with flowers. That kind of work just doesn’t suit me and isn’t so good for anyone’s health.
  3. I would like to be able to take some short vacation when I have a cold or not well in general. Working even when you’re sick doesn’t sound so enjoyable to me.

Is this job for you? Why or why not?

I don’t think this job suits me as it’s not really something I believe I would enjoy. As much as I love flowers and being creative, I’d prefer designing clothes and other kinds of products. I love to draw art and doing something you love will make you more successful than doing something you don’t like or love.

Explain the TYKTWD experience in relation to your ideas about post secondary

The Take Your Kid to Work Day was an interesting and fun way to learn as well as experience your parents’ careers. I learned plenty of information about flowers and working with them. This day also can help me decide what careers I like or don’t like doing. I can also direct the courses to the career path I will choose later on. These experiences can help me choose what field I want to study in post secondary in the future.

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  1. Enda, 5/5- Excellent work on your assignment. Sounds like you had an interesting day. You have done a very good job fully answering the questions on the interview portion of assignment. You have included a photo of your work place visit. You have correctly tagged and labelled your assignment. Your reflection has been well thought out and is thoughtful, and descriptive.

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