Role as Bakery Clerk and Baker (Former Employee), Port Moody, BC – February 21, 2014
Pros: they usually worked around your life and its was a fun atmosphere
Cons: too much work and not enough hours
A typical day at work for me was either baking in the back or packaging and helping customers. I learned a lot from thriftys, most of my baking experience came from there and my customer service. Management at thriftys goes as follows your department manager, store manager, branch manager and finally company manager. Being where I was I only dealt with – more... department and store, my department manager was great and taught me a lot. My store manager was one of the reasons I quit as he never treated some of our employees with respect and he defiantly lost mine. My co-workers were awesome and I actually would look forward to work with them! We all got along and the atmosphere was amazing. The hardest part of the job was being able to do everything they demanded on time a lot of the time I had to work overtime and deal with a lot of workload. The most enjoyable part of the job was baking. I loved making all the yummy product and the smell and taste of them were great and knowing that I made that and that people are enjoying the product I made. – less
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Courtenay, BC – January 29, 2014
Pros: great management
Cons: don't have anything to put in here
I loved my job at Thrifty Foods in Courtenay BC. I had to leave due to a military move. My supervisors at the time were really good to me. Lots of fun, meeting all levels of customers. Very fast paste environment and kept busy at all times. My day consisted of helping customers finding items. Explaining our sales and questions about certain food products. I – more... had a great team to work with and I learnt how to work with different personalities in a team environment. – less
service Clerk (Former Employee), Canada safeway Vancouver, BC – January 29, 2014
I’m am early bird that likes to get things done and enjoying the day. I don't like being left alone all day being a baker’s assistant for Canada Safeway, packing muffins was very making sure things are kept clean ,Getting things done on time I found was a bit of a challenge and I needed to be more strategic as I worked.
Cashier (Former Employee), Duncan BC – January 27, 2014
Pros: personable interaction
Cons: long and variable hours
At the start of each shift it was required to make yourself familiar with all the weekly and daily promations and complete the produce test. The test was disigned to expand your knowledge of the seasonal produce and product codes. While at the cash regresiter the aim was to ensure that each customer was greeted in a friendly and professional manager. – more... I needed to scan all products accuratly, pack the products to ensure safe transport home, process payments and be efficient to make their visit to the store as enjoyable as possible. As my first job in Canada this position exposed me to currency, different product names, the local area and labour laws. It was enjoyable working with varity of people of different ages and backgrounds. The hours could be long and shifts could change daily which could effect my work live balance. I enjoyed the personable interaction this job gave me. The online shopping orders gave me change from the cash registor and expanded my product and store knowledge. – less
Sales Representive (Former Employee), Duncan, BC – January 4, 2014
I am a very hard working young girl, excellent at multitasking and have experience with customer service and food products for over 6 years. my co workers were excellent and all worked well together as a team which I believe is important. the management was very flexible and easy going aswell. favourite part of the job was everyone treated each other – more... as family and made it a enjoyable experience – less
GROCERY CLERK (Former Employee), Delta, BC – November 18, 2013
I worked as a grocery clerk for Thrifty Foods for roughly three years, this company taught me how to become a hard, diligent, honest worker, I stocked shelves, did customer service calls, cleaned/stocked and worked in the dairy department.
Cashier (Former Employee), Port Place Mall – May 31, 2013
Pros: deli sandwiches, conversations in the coffee room, employee relationships
Cons: short notice
Often we were short staffed and I would receive a call to come into work. I work on average 12-18 hours a week. I would finish school, or my volunteer work in the community and run in to help out. Rushing upstairs, grab a quick sandwich which deli had made...put into my mouth as I am throwing on my apron and putting on my black shoes. Ran into the produce – more... to do the produce check and still had time to smile and greet as I headed to the front end. Turning the corner to the customer service desk to see where I was assigned. I headed to my till, lifted my close sign and switched on my light....I am ready to serve. "Paper? or do you have your bags today?" would ring out, "do you have your thrifty's card?" My mind is focussed on only the customer in front of me and the job I am to do. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Nanaimo, BC – February 19, 2013
Pros: free sushi, the engagement team, boss likes to play country music
Cons: sobey's took over! not enough hours; not being able to have water at the tills, talking for 2 hours straight without water.
A typical day at Thrifty's consists of happy faces and a fast pace environment. There is always something to do, let it be helping a lost customer or cleaning your till or the SOP's. I have learnt about where our food comes from and codes for all of the produce that comes in, including some of the bulk codes and most of the bakery codes. My co-workers – more... are amazing most of the time, but what work place doesn't have drama? I stay clear of that. The hardest part of my job is getting enough hours to support myself and also trying to get the recognition and appreciation of what I do for the store without being told or asked upon. The most enjoyable part of my job, is those busy busy saturdays where you have happy customers who greet you with a smile and you have no time to look at the clock and by the time you know it, your shift is over and you get to go home.