Cashier (Former Employee) – Vernon, BC – 6 December 2017
In the morning I would open the store, welcome clients, put out merchandise, and run the til, assist clients and customers. I learned much about people who are homeless, addicted or challenged with behavioral or physical disabilities. I found the management to be difficult at times and disrespectful toward employees and clients on occasion. The culture of the store was awesome, and got to know a lot of people. I did have good fun while working there. The hardest part of the job was low pay. Being a group that is there for helping people, I felt they could have done a better job taking care of their own.
morning and afternoon coffee break and half hour lunch
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Confederation Park, SK – 24 November 2017
loved the atmosphere and the customers who regularly came in.I learned how to handle a difficult situation. I don't think there was anything hard about working there, just some of the people. The most enjoyable part was making friends with a few of my co-workers and customers.
A typical day for me involved managing the cash register and arranging clothes. I enjoyed speaking with the clients and meeting different kinds of personalities. However, the management was quite poor, often putting the customer above protecting its own employees.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 November 2017
My typical day involved preparing foods and packaging and I learned a lot from other Volunteers while volunteering for Salvation Army. We served food at a the same time everyday for a lot of people. The hardest part of the job was interacting with customers with bad temperaments. The most enjoyable part about this was giving back to the community and I love volunteering.
VOLUNTEER (Current Employee) – Ellesmere, ON – 7 November 2017
Peaceful and cordial working environment. I learnt to take initiatives and deal with the community with love paying attention to individuals on first come first serve basis Management is knowledgeable and dedicated to work, treating every individual with warm and cordial approach. The most enjoyable part is seeing people leaving with a smile and appreciation for the help rendered.
Data entry (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 7 November 2017
helping clients receive food and goods in a timely and efficient manner. i learned to problem solve and think on my feet i learned data entry and worked with many groups that came to volunteer the management were kind and helpful and always there to help and assist with anything that we needed.
The joy of the Lord is my strength, he gives a living water and I thirst no more
Solider of Christ (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON Canada – 4 November 2017
Sleep and rise up early. Learn on the job. Time management, budgeting, and cost control. All nationalities are welcome. Let there be peace on earth, let it begins with me, let there be peace on, its perfect harmony and God as our father and brothers all are we let there be peace on earth, let it begins with me. We share our love with one another.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 November 2017
Day would be unique and different, no one knew what kind of donations we would get because most of our inventory was majority based on donations, and what the people bring in, we would have to go through the things and decide which items are worth selling and which items would be considered trash.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 17 October 2017
This was a really relaxed job, it was my first job and I didn't have any experience handling people so I mostly worked in the back and on the floor! The management was good, people there were awesome but not the most happy, they would treat homeless people like thieves almost 99% of the time, I kind of let a lot of stuff slide because this was donated clothes for free and if i saw a man steal a pair of pants I wasn't going to say anything because we need to check our privilege in times like that. But obviously I realize it's a company and they need to make money but when you sell a dress for 14.99 I think you're doing just fine.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 12 October 2017
The staff is incredibly rude at the location I worked at, the managers were the definition of useless any serious situation that occurred with the customers the employees would be expected to take care of it the managers would refuse mainly because they didn't know how to deal with it.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 6 October 2017
My typical day at work when I was volunteering at Salvation Army, Usually I would sort and organize the donated clothes from the useless and the useable. They've shown me what to look for in the clothes as in tears, holes, etc.
Moncton North Location- Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 4 October 2017
You are actively helping the community. The current managers in place are amazing to work for and Human resources as well as the District Manager in this region are wonderful to work with and really care about you as a human. You are not a number there you are valued.