Check Out the New Ticket Booths for Strybing Arboretum – Would You Want to Work in This Box for $11 Per Hour?

Here are your deets for the new ticket booths at the San Francisco Botanical Garden:

59K for kiosks

And here’s your bill:

And here’s what they look like. Yes, there’s a bathroom in there:

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Myself, I haven’t been back into Strybing (except to poke my head in to see how few people are there) since they started charging admission.

Maybe I’ll visit again when they stop charging…

But these booths need hawkers, you know, just like the strip clubs in North Beach. Why don’t you sign up?

You’ll need sales skills of course. Check out the job posting below.

BTW, your pay as a  “Garden Ambassador” will be $9.92 below minimum wage (aka nothing) and your commission will be zero (0) percent. (Can you imagine what hawkers would do on slow days if they got paid a commish of one dollar per entry ticket? OMG,

“Description

Greet visitors at the North Gate of the Botanical Garden and encourage them to visit this outstanding garden. Many visitors approach the admissions kiosk and don’t know about the amazing garden that lies just beyond the gates.

Skills

  • Public Speaking, Sales

Requirements

Willingness to approach the public. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively. Sincere desire to share basic knowledge about the Garden. Genuine love and appreciation for the SF Botanical Garden.”

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3 Responses to “Check Out the New Ticket Booths for Strybing Arboretum – Would You Want to Work in This Box for $11 Per Hour?”

  1. Joanne Olivieri says:

    First, you obviously haven’t been there in a while if the only photo of the booth that you can post is one where they were in the midst of building it. Second, yes, I would work there in a heartbeat for that salary. Third, there are actually people waiting in line to get in the gardens. I live in SF and go there at least twice a week and I’ve had to wait in a line at least three times.

    The tourists and non SF residents are loving the gardens.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I just said I hadn’t been there in a while, right? There’s a boycott of Strybing now so that the Society will beforced to take down the paywall, right?

    Well, sign up for the job then. They tried to get people to volunteer but no dice on that front. Of course, workers at the Tea Garden do the same basic job and get 4x the compensation, for some odd reason…

    You didn’t have to wait in line before, there was no hassle for ID, right? Attendance is way down these days, right? It’s much less than projected of course….

    Most of the tourists are gone, right?

  3. George says:

    This Joanne woman seems to be a mouthpiece for the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. She also censors their Facebook page.

    Sounds as if she has a trust fund if she can collect tickets for $10-per-hour with no benefits.