Ashley, Retail

I enjoy helping people, so my current role is perfect for me. There’s always somebody I can help or a new solution I can come up with – I find it really gratifying. It’s also lovely to witness a customer’s surprise and gratitude, especially with one-day deliveries.

"My shifts are quite flexible"

“The other great thing about my job is that I can fit it around my life. My shifts are quite flexible, so I can work in the day and pick up my kids from school afterwards, or I can work in the evening while my husband looks after them. I don’t think I’d be able to find another job that takes my home life into account this much.”

"Everyone’s sociable and understanding"

“If I had to pinpoint one other thing that’s kept me here aside from the gratification of the job itself and the flexibility, I’d have to say the atmosphere. Everyone’s sociable and understanding, even the managers. We all know how to work hard and how to have fun: it makes for an excellent balance. It’s lively too, particularly in the lead-up to Christmas.”