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For a year I volunteered unpaid for Debra, Bootle Strand,Liverpool. I loved it! Fellow volunteers and store management were great, it was the best retail experience in my 6 years in the industry. I was valued, trusted, needed, and appreciated for my dynamic within the team. That store doesn't exist now because the organisation decided it wasn't performing, when we were the busiest most hardworking charity shop I knew. No management outside the store ever bothered to visit, they didn't communicate with us, and especially before or after their decision to cut us out of their regional clique for good.Our store was great. You'd have loved working there. Can't speak for the other stores.
Inclusivity and confidence building.
Out of touch company politics.
I had four good years with debra,and can honestly say i gained a massive amount of experience with this company, i'm not the most confident person but working with debra really brought me out of my shell,i dont really have any bad points about working there,i started as a volunteer and ended my career as a manager so there is potential to progress with this company.
Good upper management
Lots of paper work (managers only)
Currently an Assistant Manager. Looking to leave ASAP. Chances of promotion 0. Appreciation for the work you do 0. The pay doesn’t reflect on the amount of work you have to do. I’ve never felt so depressed about a job I’ve done. They don’t care about the “little people”. As long as the upper management get their bonuses, that’s all they care about.
As an assistant manager for 7 yrs I can honestly say I have never worked for such a poor company. Management donot care about there staff. We are constantly bombarded with new ways to work then a few weeks later a better ! Method comes along. It is is fast turning into a bullying atmosphere.
I really enjoyed volunteering here, I would recommend it for anyone who has any free time or needs some work experience. You can either choose to work in the back or on the till and are very positive on helping you if you suffer with anxiety or other mental/physical illness's.
fun work place and get to meet a lot of new people who come in to the shop to buy furniture for charity
Fun environment to be in get to meet friendly people who come and visit the charity shop to buy furniture and what ever is raised goes to the Debra charity.
Debra is a great place to work, really brought me out of my shell and gives you every opportunity to advance when job opportunity's become available, brilliant when it comes to me having a small child and make it really easy for me if for what ever reason I cant make it
I was here as a temp over the summer. The people were welcoming and friendly. The work was varied and interesting - although it was entry level. I left to get a permanent job with the security and benefits that provides.
fairly flexible working hours
nowhere to go at lunch time, nightmare to get to on public transport
As I only worked here as a volunteer I wasn't contracted to many hours, however my time there was very pleasant. It is quiet, so suited to people who are maybe shy or not confident in retail yet. There is always something cool in the store as well like typewriters and vintage clothes.
Goes by relatively quick, not too full on
Can be too quiet
The shop was a nice place to work in. The manager was always kind and helpful. Although I was working here with no choice on the matter, as the position was chosen for me by the job center who appointed me the job to work for my job seekers allowance benefit. I am just thankful that the place i was forced to work was pleasant.
long hours for no extra money