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  New position
From: "Beth Cosgriff" bcosgriff at LEHMANN.MOBOT.ORG> on 2000.03.08 at 14:50:31(4185)
Hello Aroiders

I hope no one minds if I use this forum to make a personal
announcement. Beginning March 13, I will no longer be Tom's assistant.
I am taking a new position at the Garden as Web Content Developer for
the Research Division. I have been interested in web design for a while,
but was reluctant to leave the Garden. So, when this position became
available in November, I spoke to our HRM guy and told him I would be
interested in applying. At first they were going to go with someone in
the computer field and not worry if they were a botanist, biologist, etc.
But after a short time, they realized that they needed someone with a
botany background and they could just train them in the web stuff. My
opportunity!

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From: neal foster nealfost at umich.edu> on 2000.03.08 at 19:38:29(4193)
At 04:50 PM 03/08/2000 -0600, you wrote:

> I have been interested in web design for a while,
>but was reluctant to leave the Garden. So, when this position became
>available in November, I spoke to our HRM guy and told him I would be
>interested in applying. At first they were going to go with someone in
>the computer field and not worry if they were a botanist, biologist, etc.
>But after a short time, they realized that they needed someone with a
>botany background and they could just train them in the web stuff. My
>opportunity!

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From: plantnut at macconnect.com on 2000.03.08 at 19:51:27(4194)
Beth....

You have me crying all over the place... What are we all going to do
without you.... We sure will miss you. It was totally delightful finally
meeting you in St. Louis and if I ever get there again... will renew the
friendship...

Of course I am one sided about this.... but what is going to happen to
poor Tom now? He is left with only one arm...

Love you and will miss you.

I wish you the very best in your new job.... only the best for you...
Dewey

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From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.03.09 at 16:43:24(4197)
I am sure that all of us wish you a wonderful new adventure and each of us
will miss you in the Aroid field. For those of us who know Tom, we know of
his mental capacities and derangement when it comes to his Aroids and
projects, but all of us would have him no other way. I am sure your time at
MoBot with Tom has had much joy and much confusion along with overwork and
never ending unfinished projects. Guess what, it will not change after you
have moved on and a new assistant is found. You have contributed much to our
efforts to keep Tom in line. Some things are best admitted, impossible.

Very best of luck and joy in your new endeavor ........

Betsy

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