Opportunity, variety and people – three reasons I love working at Away Resorts
Opportunity is a big one. Few companies are as good at nurturing talent from within as Away Resorts. I started nine years ago as a waitress and climbed steadily up the ladder to my current role as Retail Manager.
Variety is what makes my job so wonderful. And it’s the reason a typical day is hard to describe. I look after the bar, coffee shop and the shop and I start my day checking that everybody is ready for the rush.
I have routine jobs such as forecasting, drawing up the rotas and managing the budgets. Then, one day I might be liaising with marketing at Head Office on a promotion, another day, carrying out our Holiday Hero training. I also spend time on the ‘shop floor’ serving guests because, after all, the guests are what this job is all about.
It’s the people aspect that gets me out of bed in the morning. I love managing people and I love meeting people. Because we have such strong values at Away Resorts, we have the most amazing people working here. And I believe our guests can see that, and they love that we’d go to the ends of the earth to add another flake on their ice cream!
My advice if you are thinking of applying for a job? If you genuinely find satisfaction from making people happy, and you want to work for a company that values your ideas and input – apply. You’re one of us.