Retail roaming shop assistant (Former Employee) – Launceston,Tavistock,Kingsbridge & all inbetween – 29 November 2014
Running one of the 36 shops from Launceston to Kingsbridge on a daily basis. Running it in place of the permanent manager due to holiday, annual leave or absence of any kind. I was responsible for opening and closing of the shop, supervising the volunteers, serving members of the public, sorting and pricing donations. Cashing up at start and end of day, banking the day’s takings, answering phones, making sure the shop floor was presentable, clean, tidy and safe at all times. Solving any problems and dealing with customer complaints. Liaising with senior management. Steaming clothes, making sure communal areas behind the scenes were left clean and tidy, and keeping the fire exits clear. Arranging display window dressing and shop floor displays, culling and rotating stock.
The hardest part of the job for me was the sometimes extremely long commutes resulting in late hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was working along side some truly wonderful people who volunteer their time and work tirelessly to help keep St Lukes running. Serving memebers of the public and helping to raise the vital funds.
Having the opportunity to manage many different shops on a day to day basis.