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Meet Ewa, a till operator from the UK and Melissa, a retail assistant from Wales

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Meet Ewa, a till operator from the UK and Melissa, a retail assistant from Wales

Ewa Konwicka, UK

Melissa Murphy, West Wales

Ewa KonwickaI’m a till operator in the Londis shop and coffee bar, Combermere Barracks
Joined Sodexo:
2004
Home is: Windsor, Berkshire
Favourite part of the UK is: Windsor, because it’s nice and quiet
Q. Outline a typical day for us.
A. We start the day at 9.30am prompt and when I arrive on site I sign in, logo onto the tills and then it’s time to open. I spend all day serving our military customers at the barracks, and we have a big dining area in the shop that we need to keep spotless so I keep an eye on that throughout the day too. I quickly eat a homemade sandwich for lunch before getting back behind the counter. At 3.30pm the day’s shift is over and I head home.
Q. What’s your passion at work?  
A.
I just like coming to work every day because I’m learning new things all the time. I’m also keen on fundraising for Stop Hunger and have introduced a charity waffle, pancake and hot chocolate day once a month that’s been really popular.
Q. What piece of equipment could you not live without at work?
A.
Got to be the till!
Q. How many people do you serve on an average day?
A. Between 100 and 200, it depends. We serve soldiers and their visitors – everyone is very friendly.
Q. Most popular item with customers?
A.
Bacon and sausage baps. And coffee.
Q. Best compliment from a customer?
A. That I’m always friendly and smiley.
Q. What do you like to do at the weekend?
A. Spend time with my family. I have two daughters and we’re always going somewhere, like swimming or to the playground.

Melissa MurphyI’m Melissa Murphy I’m a retail assistant at Brawdy Barracks, West Wales
Joined Sodexo:
July 2014
Home is: Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
Favourite part of the UK is: Pembrokeshire, for the beautiful scenery
Q. Outline a typical day for us.
A. I work part time here at the barracks, 16 hours per week and normally 9am to 1.15pm. I split my time between completing daily temperature checks for all our fridges and freezers, stocking shelves and serving our customers.
Q. What’s your passion at work?
A.
Looking after the soldiers. And all my team are really friendly and great people to work with.
Q. What piece of equipment could you not live without at work?
A. The coffee machine as it’s extremely popular with all our customers.
Q. How many people do you serve on an average day?
A. I would say 50+ on an average day.
Q. Most popular item with customers?
A. Coffee, sandwiches and flapjacks.
Q. Best compliment from a customer?
A. ‘Well done on getting the job’ after I completed the ‘Delivering the Difference for a better tomorrow’ course.
Q. What do you like to do at the weekend?
A. Go shopping and then enjoy a night out with friends.

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Bridgette R. - Well done both, it is great to read your stories,

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