Kirsten began volunteer relieving one morning a week at the Pig & Whistle in 2015 when another volunteer was away. This placement turned into a permanent paid position in 2016.
Now, Kirsten works three mornings a week stocking the bar, filling water jugs, replenishing linens, and doing some light filing. She enjoys her duties as well as the work environment. “When I first started, I was nervous but getting to know the routine made me feel relaxed.” She also gets on well with the rest of the Pig & Whistle team. “If I get stuck on paperwork, the other staff help me.”
She offers some great advice for those who are looking for a job. “Start off with a good CV, be happy and smile at the interview, and dress nice in your good clothes.” She reckons keeping employment is about working hard and getting along with co-workers. “Act respectful. Ring if you can’t come in for a shift. Do a good job.”