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Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory
    #4461300 - 07/27/05 09:07 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Hello fellow shroomers, I'm writing a cover letter for a job I want at an
edible mushroom factory, they grow mushrooms and sell huge equipment to food factories for mushroom growing.

I want to let them know that I love mycology and everything about it, and that I have grown my own a few different times. The only problem is that everything I've grown is P. Cubensis on grain and vermiculate, and I definitely cannot list that as my mycology experience! I want to say I've grown shiitakes, but they don't grow on rice and vermiculite.
Does anyone here know of any common edible non hallucinogenic mushrooms that grows on a PF tek that I can say I grew? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: ordered_disorder]
    #4461505 - 07/27/05 09:57 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

for christ sake man look four post down and it says"Grow Log For Oysters On A Revised PF Recipe"
or 8 down and you get "Some Pictures To prove PF Tek and Oysters Go Hand in Hand"

sorry for the out burst but i mean common : )


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: xburn]
    #4461617 - 07/27/05 10:28 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I didn't even realize this forum existed, a mod moved my post from general to here without marking my post as such. I see that it's possible, so thank you.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: ordered_disorder]
    #4461626 - 07/27/05 10:32 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

AND...

Go ahead and put up some edibles. Nothing like bringing in proof of your interest in mycology and mushroom cultivation. In addition to brf add some bran and sawdust. You'll then be in the world of edible and medicinal mushrooms. It's that easy. And where the hell is this company?


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: mushrx1]
    #4461690 - 07/27/05 10:52 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

seriously its easy, just grow some its fun and tasty


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: xburn]
    #4461896 - 07/27/05 11:45 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Dont lie.

Don't lie on a resume.

If you want us to come up with a good way to lie, someone else deserves that job a hell of a lot more than you.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: YidakiMan]
    #4461919 - 07/27/05 11:50 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Sorry xburn, that was directed at the original thread starter.


Geez what a load of shit.

You know what, ordered disorder? Get the fuck out of this forum. We don't need trash like you.

If I knew where you were applying I would call them this second. Without hesitation.


Edited by YidakiMan (07/27/05 11:51 PM)


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: ordered_disorder]
    #4461952 - 07/27/05 11:55 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

ordered_disorder said:

Does anyone here know of any common edible non hallucinogenic mushrooms that grows on a PF tek that I can say I grew?





Just in case anyone needed clarification on what this **** really wants.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: YidakiMan]
    #4462047 - 07/28/05 12:18 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I went down to the PickSweet mushroom plant in central Utah. Trying to get a truckload of fresh premixed mulch spawn. They were really up on all phases of all kinds of mushrooms. (if you catch my drift)From what I saw, being strong is very desirable. Being able to drive a fork lift and be certified is great. Also having no alergys to Oyster mushrooms a big plus. Having a comercial drivers licence And being able to handle a road ranger 15 speed will get you a dinner with the boss. Handle a brownie box, they call you Sir. Call the office and ask if they use a temp agency to hire. (they probably do) If so, run down and sign up. You can work up. The mycologists there all had degrees. Hard to fake. They might even send you to school, you do speak english.
They are really protective of their spawn. I got thrown out very quickly.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: red914]
    #4463492 - 07/28/05 07:21 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

lol, and i knew you weren't yelling at me yidaki


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: YidakiMan]
    #4464680 - 07/28/05 03:27 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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YidakiMan said:
Sorry xburn, that was directed at the original thread starter.


Geez what a load of shit.

You know what, ordered disorder? Get the fuck out of this forum. We don't need trash like you.

If I knew where you were applying I would call them this second. Without hesitation.




Man no need for flaming. He wants a job in something he loves, show some compassion. No need for flaming new members.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: ShroomOmatic]
    #4466652 - 07/29/05 12:01 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I don't think you realize how many in this sub-forum have owned or operated mushroom farms or currently do so, or even those planning on starting their own operation.

He clearly doesn't belong here if he wants the forum majority to cheat themselves.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: YidakiMan]
    #4466934 - 07/29/05 01:05 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah, it's not good to lie to the people at the farm. Like telling them you've grown oysters on pf cakes will get you a good job anyway. They want to know if you can move this pile of stuff to that end of the building, unless you have a degree, lol.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: pshawny]
    #4467903 - 07/29/05 06:20 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

yeah i agree with yidaki....if you love it so much spend the time to learn it... at least that way you can talk to them about it. the whole reason i started my farm in fact was because i didnt think i could get hired at a farm... in hindsight i probably could. i am strong and have to move my own shitpiles... however i wouldnt want some lame-ass going around thinkin that workin on the farm had shit to do with cultivation unless that lame-ass was really a true cultivator and knew his shit. if you told me that you wanted a job in mycology and that wasa your chosen field and profession and then told me your experience and knowledge base only consisted of Psilocybe Fanaticus cakes i would fuckin laugh at you right before escorting you of my premises for even mentioning a method designed for growing psilocybes at home under very non-asceptic conditions. but matter of fact if you had nice shoulders i might give you a pitchfork. speaking of which, anyone wanna come turn my compost pile for a days wage?

red i live in utah. and once i get my formulation down would you like to buy substrate from me? or maybe work trade?


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: fungophiliac]
    #4468101 - 07/29/05 09:02 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i've been reading posts here and other places for a long time. i don't post too often. i am older than most people here. i've been growing shitake mushrooms longer than most people here. i have my own shitake business, as well as another, unrelated business. ordered disorder is looking for an entry level job in a field he has a burning passion for. while i don't encourage lies on a job application, i think he deserves some respect. anyone who has a business would be glad to see a kid come through the door who is passionate about what their business does. if they had this kid turning the compost pile, he is likely to do a good thorough job because he knows the importance of quality compost. bleach bombing a grow room is not a glorious job to a kid, but this one would know the need to get every nook and cranny. he's not faking a degree or experience for a job maintaining the companies grain masters. he's looking for a job to learn the business. he understands the basics. telling which types of mushrooms he has actually grown, in THIS case is a very minor thing. he also never said he wasn't going to try it first, although it does seem to be implied. i just think that anyone looking to work at something they love should be encouraged. telling them to "get the fuck out of this forum" , or referring to him as "trash like you" , is rude and not needed. anyone who has read my posts here or anywhere else knows i am always reccomending to grow shitake on plain pf cakes. not something for a farm operation, but for beginners at home, it is the easiest, cheapest, and most reliable way.if he is still reading this thread, try growing shitake on plain pf cakes. no sawdust needed. use plug spawn. one plug down the center of the jar. good luck, and always follow your passions.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: bluecat]
    #4470117 - 07/29/05 06:14 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

thanks blluecat for that source of reason.. i got a little carried away there. i only meant to expose the utter contempt i hold for someone trying to pass of someone else's hard work as their own... in reference to the PF tek. i think it is great that PF went to the ends he did to open mushroom cultivation up to society at home, however by even mentioning that technique in a proffesional farm, most growers, (myself included) would probably feel like the integrity and professionality of the operation was comprised
most big farmers do not like the mention of clandestine cultivation, not because the techniques are bad, but because of the assumptions of most people are usually bad. i for one do not want any LEO's coming over wanting to inspect my cultures spawn or growroom, unless it deals with health code, not because i am doing anything wrong, but instead cause i dont want those dirty muther fukers ruining 20,000 dollars worth of agaricus blazei cropping. as an owner of a company i am responsible to a point for my employees. if some mormon cultivator overheard a group of my employees giving advice on each others psilocybe fanaticus mushroom cakes and thought maybe that i condoned their actions i could be in a world of red tape.especially if i was a small home based operation. hell just mentioning that that is how you got your start in mushroom cultivation could draw harsh scrutiny upon many people around you.... garone-tee it that if i was pictsweet, i would judge your proffesional character by that one fact. that you got your start by growing psilocybes. but that is more of me criticising the use of ilicit information in a public and proffesional setting which the originally poster has already mentioned the need to steer clear of. in my opinion if you learn how to talk proffesionally about cultivation, its the difference between the public eye seeing you as a drug maker and a cultivator. i readily tell people that i am a mushroom cultivator by trade. and i have scientific sounding data and info to back me up. after a few minutes of talking to people and describindg the type of cultivation i do, they start to trust me whereas initially 95 % of the people i talk to assume that i am growing illegal mushrooms. this is a trick in itself.
as for wanting an amateur grower to turn my compost, if he actually did take the time to educate himself and know the process or at least be READY to learn, yes i will take the time with him. if he is just some kid that only took the time to learn pf style tek and no science behind it, i would be pretty leery. and you cant fake knowledge in a job interview. maybe on paper. but not in front of someone picking your brain. you either know it or you don't. if you really want the job. either tell them that you have been pursuing gourmet mushroom cultivation small scale at home, and leave it at that; or tell them you have been studying it for a while and do'nt have much hands on experience but know the basics whatever you do dont tell them you know how to do anything. give them the impression that you have a burning desire to learn more and work this trade for your life. but dont come across like you know any concrete values of cultivation. that type of attitude is not appreciated unless you have been reviewed by a panel of educators and deemed fit to KNOW. aka Ph.D. and for cryin out loud. educate yourself in the ways of large scale cultivation so that you look and feel like you belong there. employers will notice that.
plus you will be able to ask the questions in the interview. like "so, how are you guys composting your substrate? short or long composting? how big is your phase II room? wow thats a lot of cubic feet of substrate." or alternitively "oh so you are long composting do you use diatomaceous earth to help control insect infestation or do you use alternate methods?" you get the point. if you are ready to jump ionto any level of production with minimal instructions on what to do, then you are ready for an entry level job in cultivation (if you are applying yourself as a cultivator).if you are just applying yourself as a laborer, impress them with your curiosity and show your willingness to get in there and learn this shit; from the bottom of the pile with a pitchfork, where we all start.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: fungophiliac]
    #4561002 - 08/20/05 11:59 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Fungo..
Thanks for the offer on the substrat. It is RIF time in the desert, me included! Ill probably end up in Washington, following the computer 'boom town', inless I really get lucky and wind up another programming gig here in the desert, but mushroom growing will have to be restarted later. I did notice that chemical fertilizer prices are going to skyrocket. I also noticed the government is interested in large scale production of edibles. Mushroom farming may be coming into it's own in a short while.
I have found that any knowledge learned, is never waisted. I spent some time painting heavy equipment a few years ago, (cause I know how) and the rest of the programmers were hoeing weeds through SOS in the hot utah sun after the Dot Com colapse! Painting beats hoeing any day. Sometimes, you just have to make things happen. You have to be doing stuff all the time. To the intrepid lad who started this thread, Go for iT! They will love you if you can turn fresh compost and stand the smell! Ill probably end up going for the job myself.


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Re: Getting a job at an edible mushroom factory [Re: red914]
    #4572133 - 08/23/05 09:06 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

now, I think fungophiliac has some very good points and constructive criticism.

But yadaki, that was pretty uncalled for! I mean, sure, it's not good to lie on a resume and bullshit your way into a job, but as bluecat said, he has a burning passion to learn and would do the job well because of it!

Is it his fault that growing psychedelics is suppressed into an underground culture? If he was a "peice of trash" he would be growing cubes on large scale and selling them like a drug dealer instead of trying to get a wholesome job at an edibles farm! Your negative and belittling attitude is what this forum doesn't need!:flipthebird: :thumbdown:

oh, and i have to say that i learned a shitload of the basic science of myco-cultivation by doing the PF tek and researching online constantly. Sure it's an easy way for lazy fucks to get high, but it's also an easy way for curious people with little resources to edge thier way into a very complex scientific feild!


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