Irish Cancer Society Employee Reviews
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It was a lively atmosphere, the staff are very nice to the customers, i learned many communication skills, as well as retail sales techniques. Probably the hardest part of the job was putting the clothes on the racks, it was hard to tell which had to go where, it was color co-ordinate but there were some clothes that had multiple colors on them so it had hard to tell where they would go. As for the most enjoyable part of the job, it would be doing the steaming, ironing the clothes, getting all the creases out of the clothes, i had a staff member with me when i was doing it, so i had some company t talk to.
I was here through a scheme so the wages were not paid by the Irish Cancer Society, I already had many years retail experience before my part-time placement in the mallow branch, and was used to a more faster pace retail environment, but for a small town store it always managed to reach targets.
Great place to work at plus management and other volunteers. Much appreciated. You have to have a sense of humour in this environment. Good communicator. Reliable. Friendly. Down to earth sort of person to volunteer here.
Volunteering. No salary.
I was there for 5 days for work experience and for those 5 days i enjoyed working with others and it was a fun exxperience, everyone was friendly. I helped clean, organise, tag clothes, steam clothes, size clothing etc and i had no problem doing the work. everyone was helpful if i did have questions, they would gladly answer and the work environment was very good.
As a ty student I needed to do voluntary work, so I decided to go to the Irish Cnacer Society charity shop. It’s quite boring and I don’t enjoy it. But it is for charity so... Not a big fan of the Assistant manager. Better suited for older people looking for a hobbie or something to do. Most volunteers are older.
Your doing good for charity
Tiring, boring and not much to do
I topical day in my work is very dynamic and interactive. I always learn a lot about how to deal with the customers. I am a people person and I love to do customer service and I think that is fun to have different people all the time around you. The hardest part is the manual handling that is exhausting.
Work for a cause
Lift heavvy weight
a nice place to work with friendly people and lovely customers, this place got mad busy at times but I managed to get through it. I worked with great people my boss at the time was brilliant I couldn't have asked for better
starting before your time and not being paid too
Most days are spent picking up clothes from the floor dues to customers just trowing things with out any consideration. I've learned to operate a till do cash counting for morning float. The manager i considered a role model for me she has lit a desire in me to have a career in retail. All of the staff are great i have set up a once a month Thursday night bar outing for the staff and even tho i no longer work there the night still happens i go to catch up when i can as i consider most of the staff i met my friends. I say most because the shop gets volunteers so i don't know a lot of the new staff. For me personally now that i look back on it the hardest part was picking what i was gonna have for lunch each day. It was a joy to work there and my favorite part was on the till during slow times just talking to customers and making them feel welcome.
one hour lunch, nice co-workers
I personally work there as a volunteer, so I cannot comment on salary. However, I really enjoy working with them. I work at the Charity Shop in Drogheda, together with some really pleasant people. The shop sells second-hand clothing, and my job consists of preparing these garments for sale by tagging and steaming them, and hanging them in the shop. While the job does require some stamina, it is never too exhausting and does not get boring.
Nice and diversified atmosphere
Slightly physically taxing