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Barnardo's Employee Review

worthycharity

5.0
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28 August 2016
The reason that the rating is low on salary is because it was a charity. I thoroughly enjoyed working there and my fellow workers are all top people and the small management team are great to work with as part of a team.
My day would often consist of


Opening the store and prepping it for business


Dealing with customers on a personal basis and serving on a til and dealing with refunds and customer complaints


Loading stock out the back and sorting out clothing and other items to be sold through the store or recycled


Closing the store and setting the alarm


Cleaning mirrors,changing rooms, floors,windows etc


Cash handling and doing the banking


Steaming clothes and pricing stock in the sorting room and then putting them in colour co-ordintion on the shop floor


Taking in donations from the public


Hard part of the job was the soiled items that some members of the public actually donate in order to get rid of what anyone would deem as rubbish ie soiled or torn or destroyed goods


Enjoyable part of work is the team I worked with and knowing that we were all making a difference to a childrens charity
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5.0
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1.0
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5.0
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Pros
Helping a worthy charity
Cons
some soiled donations
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