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excelent
Chistmas Katter worker (Former Employee), Oshawa, OntarioJanuary 15, 2013
i had a real time and very enjoyable working for the Salvation Army. it is a company that i will work for without question. Management was more that excellent with me during my work hours. My co-worker were a pleasure to work with, and my most enjoyable part of the job was the customer and the interact with them every day.
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Helping other people and greeting people at the same time
Kettle Donation Representative (Former Employee), Windsor, ONDecember 31, 2012
Pros: meeting different people and helping people
Cons: standing in one spot for an extended period of time
I took donations which people would drop in the kettle in different amounts. I enjoyed working in the public but I also felt good about the fact that the money being collected was helping other needy families. I had different shifts and times weekly. I was responsible for safeguarding the money at all times. We only had one person on the kettle at a – more... time. The hardest part was standing in one position for the entire shift. – less
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A great place to interact with customers and help them with their shopping needs
Store Clerk (Current Employee), Mitchell, ON as well as Stratford ONDecember 25, 2012
Pros: being able to show people i care about their needs, the ability to use my creative talents in working with displays
Cons: small work force, understaffed, over crowded small work areas.
A typical day at work would be to take new items out to racks and shelves to stock more product. When the days items are placed apporpiately if it is not your shift on the till then the time would be spent sorting clothing or household items in the sorting room. In the clothing room you would then ensure that items are hung and tagged for the following – more... day as well and if you are sorting household items you are responsible for having items checked priced and placed in baskets for the following day. While on till you are responsible for maintaining a clean and neat store front as well as greeting and serving customers. Other store front duties include the removing of donations and taking them to the proper sorting areas. This is a team effort on all employees to maintain an effective working place.
What I have learnt in this job is an increased customer service skill as not everyone has the same needs and sometimes you encounter people who need an additional amount of understanding to acheive their goals. I have also learned to be very considerate of others feelings for instance when some people drop donations off they may be from a deceased loved one and they are sometimes reluctantly dropping them off so you have to assure them that you will take good care of their possessions and thank them for thinking of the Salvation Army by donating their items which would help many people.
The hardest part of my job is helping the other coworkers with changes that are taking place lately. Not everyone excepts change in the same manner and can cause for additional stress in the workplace. It is difficult to help everyone maintain a positive attitude during these times.
The most enjoyable part of my job is while I am serving customers. While cashing out customers a friendly smile or a few sentences of friendly conversations sometimes helps put the smile back on ones face. Something as simple as taking the extra care with the wrapping of there purchases to ensure their safe journey home shows the customer you care about their possessions. I love having the ability to put a smile on someone face as they leave the store happy and willing to return at a future date to shop again
Another thing I enjoy about my job is the freedom to show my talents in arranging displays for different occassions or just to provide a more pleasing way to display everyday items – less
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I liked it
Receptionist (Former Employee), Bolton - Lancashire, United KingdomDecember 14, 2012
Pros: everything else was good.
Cons: not my dream area of work
A nice to place to work for someone who is not looking to do much with their time as the phone calls were not too many and not a lot of people needed help from the receptionist, as visitors were not many.
Not great salary, but manageable if person is sharing accommodation [to help with bills].
Daily routine was good and some of the people who lived – more... there were quite fun. – less
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Volunteer / Cook (Former Employee), Barrie OntarioDecember 11, 2012
Pros: good people, relaxed environment while prepping
Cons: stressful enviroment while serving. can be dangerous depending on people and day.
Working for the Salvation army was a great experience.
It was difficult to maintain a sense of stability Menu wise, as all things were day to day and almost 90% on donations.

The people I worked with as well as the ones I got to meet while working there made a huge impression on my life, and left me with many little lessons learned and a better understanding – more... of the Homeless and their situations, as well as their day to day life. – less
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Fun workplace
Stocker (Former Employee), Hamilton, ONDecember 5, 2012
Working for the salvation army was okay.
It was at a constant pace.
I learned how everyone has there own personality
in a thrift store.
The hardest was learning how to sort donations and where the correct things went.
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Typical day at work
Cashier/Floor Attendant (Former Employee), london ontarioNovember 28, 2012
Pros: great work environment
Cons: nothing
I loved working here the people were great the superviser was excellent.
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Being a source of help and moral support to all clients
Executive Director (Former Employee), Victoria, BCNovember 14, 2012
Pros: staff that were supportive and dependable
Cons: funds were not readily available to underwrite cost of programs
A typical day began at 8:00 a.m. with a short staff meeting to prep for the challenges of the day.
My work was primarily administrative, plus any counselling that I chose to take on.
I was fortunate to have excellent staff, the majority of which I recruited personally. Our focus was the development and implementation of programs that were in direct – more... response to client need. – less
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Wonderful Sales experience
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee), ScarboroughNovember 14, 2012
Pros: nice people
Cons: dumping garbage
This Company was wonderful to work for. I was aloud to build myself up and become a very productvie part of the job force.
I was trained from the beginning to go through clothes and materials for the selling requirements.
I was only their a short time when i was asked to learn the Cash Register, then i was asked to do Store Announcements. Both of these – more... i loved. From there i learned to look for what makes the product the price it is to be sold at. I was trained to do more and more which i enjoyed. I was moved to 3 stores for training and at the my last store which had just opened, I was a Key Holder, Team Leader, opened the store for Manager and ran the store on days she was at meetings. The most enjoyable part of the job was when i was allowed to put all sales data into computer and close up shop. The hardest part was working the truck that came once a week. – less
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worked with clients who were released from federal jails
Relief Cousellor (Former Employee), TorontoNovember 13, 2012
Assisted clients on a daily basis by helping to reintegrate clients back into society!
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Fun and lots of people to talk to
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Stratford, ONNovember 2, 2012
Had lots of fun talking with customers getting to know each one better, and having the opertunity to make friend ships.
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Everyday target is to reach our daily sale budget.
Volunteer (Former Employee), 12th Ave. Vancouver B.COctober 29, 2012
Pros: no
Cons: closing tie of the store
Depend what time you start. Working in this place needs a lot of patiient. Not so easy to communicate.For as long you know how to cooperate the operation will go smoothly. I would say when the store is not meeting the needs of customer it will affect the sale target of the store. Payday, if there's some bonuses, christmas party where everyone is free – more... from worries of the operation. – less
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I loved being at the Salvation Army
Sorter (Former Employee), OntarioOctober 22, 2012
Pros: the people i worked with .
Cons: no income .
I was a sorter for in coming donation. Hard line and soft line .
Loved working with the staff there .
I was lifting 30 to 50 lb boxes and bags and it was a fast pace .
We were shipping to over sea .
Hardest part of the job was that I was not getting a pay check it was a volunteer and put in 25 to 40 hours a week .

sunday – December 20, 2012

i am a salvationist in nigeria,so it is always 1daful worshipin with d army,i will like to b one worshiping in canada

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it was a nice voleenter job
Cashier/Stock Clerk (Former Employee), Fort Erie, ONOctober 18, 2012
it was a great voleenter job for high school to earn communaity service hours.
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didnt really like it was just a voleenter job for co-op hours for school
Cashier/Stock Clerk (Former Employee), Fort Erie, ONOctober 15, 2012
it was ok didnt like it much..the manager was mean and she really didnt care about her employees.
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The Salvation Army
INTAKE ASSOCIATE WORKER (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 15, 2012
A typical day at work deals with alot of interacting with clients, such as problem solving, basic needs, food and sheltering.

ive learned and develop knowledge and understanding about dealing with homeless clients etc

managment was very professional

my co-workers also good with the client, from activities planning to serving clients with food and – more... shelter

the hardest part of the job ...... i dont remember dealing with a defficult moment on the job

the most enjoyable part of the job... Engaging in active listening and problem solving around clients difficulties and needs – less
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Agency closing
Developmental Services Worker (Current Employee), East York, ONOctober 1, 2012
Broadview Village used to be a place that was innovative and fun to work at. They are now an agency that does not look out for the best for their clients and are more concerned with saving money. they are in the process of closing the agency and it is being reflected in the care that the clients are getting. For a Christian organization, I must admit – more... that Christian valves have long left the agency. – less
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Lovable People, Lovable Place
Cashier/Merchandiser (Former Employee), Thunder Bay, ONSeptember 22, 2012
Pros: treats on long days, bonuses for being over-budget, lovable company, awesome staff discounts on awesome items
Cons: long hours on your feet, dusty working conditions (due to donated clothes), poor music selection played over speakers ;)
Working at the Sally, you're immediately taught that all customers are to be called "guests". You learn quickly that this has a purpose. During my summer student position this past summer, I felt that I was working at a place of love and friendship where each and every person who walks through the door was treated with the respect any good host would – more... give a guest in his or her house.
A day of work varied depending on your assignment for the day, as well as when you began your shift. Some days would be tagging the clothes sent in. Others would be sorting the donations into different bins, while someone else would be hanging clothes and another rifling through boxes of "brickerbrack". If you were on the floor (my favourite position) you would be at the register tending to guests or tidying up and putting away clothing racks brought out.
The managers were lovely. By the time I finished my position, I felt I had inherited four or five aunts. My co-workers were the same. It truly was a family, one where every person was supported and loved through every life event. I felt comfortable working and laughing with all of my co-workers and was truly sad to leave them at the end of the summer.
The hardest part of the job was having to explain certain policies to guests, or dealing with others who were perhaps not pleased with the prices on certain items.
The most enjoyable part, however, was building solid working relationships with the regular guests who came into our shop (some daily). These people became as much of a part of my job as my co-workers and managers did. They would always make sure to chat, ask me about my summer activities, and wish me the best in my future.
It was a truly lovely place to work! – less
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Productive, Fun
Volunter (Current Employee), Lindsay, ONSeptember 5, 2012
Pros: free lunches, good staff
A typical day at the Salvation Army involves pricing items that need to go out into the store. I have learned about handling cash and debit. The management is great at this location. I get along great with all my co-workers. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people and doing new tasks
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was a great opportunity to minister to others
Cashier / Store Clerk (Former Employee), Niagara Falls, ONAugust 26, 2012
Pros: working in a ministery envionment
Cons: lack of leadership
My experience working at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Niagara Falls nwas not a good one. I enjoyed the people coming in each day but felt tha themanagement was not involc=ved enough in the day to day operation of the store. Also I was misled when talking about the new store opening and the possibilityn of transfering there/\.

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