Volunteer (Former Employee), Guelph, ON – July 16, 2015
Pros: Learn new things everyday
A typical day at the Studio was always full of fun, and I learned how to sand, paint, restore every kind of furniture. The other volunteers where always friendly and kind, the most enjoyable part of the volunteering was to be able to do something good for the community.
Customer service Representative (Former Employee), Scarborough on Bermonsidy – June 18, 2015
Pros: free pizza lunch
Cons: sometimes it get tired
I love to go to Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, because i got to be around with great staff and customers. I assist customers with household building, washroom, painting supplies, and furniture. – more... Habitat for Humanity, also help build house for families in need, and most of the profits they make in the Restore, goes to do exact that and more. When i go to Habitat on my days off, i go there because the staffs are loving,to be around. Customers, are also friendly and happy when they come at the Restore, because they know where there money is going and the staffs and volunteers are polite, hard working, honest, and very respectful towards them. – less
Volunteer (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 25, 2015
Pros: Free lunches
Cons: No free parking because of location
We arrived early in the morning, greeted the crew, put on safety gears, consulted with the foreman for assignments & instructions, introduced ourselves to our partners or several, and started our assignments. – more... Sometimes we need training, other times we used our knowledge from previous experiences. We have free lunches from a small cafeteria in the building, or the manager ordered pizza. I don't find the job extraneous, but moving the furniture in was a hand full. – less
Supervisor assistant (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – March 18, 2015
Pros: free parking
A typical day at work is so much fun for me and the crew members, we discus ahead what we will do and so on, we are a real team, understanding each other all the time, its a process of learning all the time.
Pick up driver (Former Employee), Dartmouth – March 18, 2015
Pros: building home for less fortunate people that wouldn't be able to afford a mortgage any other way.
Cons: heavy lifting.
typical day at work was opening and closing the store, assisting customers with their purchases, assisting loading and unloading trucks. met some amazing people and made some new friends, most enjoyable part of the job was helping raise money for the homes that habitat built.
Volunteer (Current Employee), Burlington, ON – January 22, 2015
would be going to different retailers to pickup donations and bring them back to the restore for sorting and pricing. Management was great and co-workers were always friendly. The hardest part of the job was the physical labour at times, when moving heavy kitchens. I enjoyed the people I worked with the most.
Customer Service and Handyman (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – January 16, 2015
Pros: easy work
Cons: slow hours
This was a volunteer workplace but I was hired through Keys so it was alright. I would go with a co-workers to do pick-ups and deliveries. I would help customers with want ever they were looking for in the store. The work environment was quiet. It was alright for a contract job
Fun place to work, great coworkers, friendly customers
Sales Associate (Former Employee), calgary Canada – October 12, 2014
Pros: friendly coworkers, friendly customers and genuinely a good place to be
Cons: boss always taking your hours away and bullying you around
typical day at work, loading cars for customers and putting through transactions, moving items out onto the floor. i learned that there are some good places to work where you can be both happy an helpful. – more... The Management was really good to start off but they turned into, to be honest. Bullies. they always made threats towards your job if you didn't do what they wanted as fast as they wanted. safety became non existent an when i was injured, the boss started throwing hissy fits and even though i had been there 1st and i trained him, he didn't like me an did everything he could to make me quit, since i wouldn't he saw it fit to fire me. my coworkers were great, we acted like a family. there was only around 15? of us and we came together well. the hardest part of the job is defiantly loading customers cars, they always come in small cars for big items, but it was great. the best part of the job was the level at which you got to know your customers. some were really great and always so friendly. if i hadn't been let go based off the management not liking me. id of still been there sadly – less