I worked for John Lewis at one of their Waitrose stores from the age of 15- 18. You know what it was the best company I’ve worked for. No other company I’ve worked for since then (and there has been a *lot*) equalled the care and respect for their staff or partners as we were called. Even at 17 my friends and I – who were all part-time weekend staff – were invited to the company AGM.
On a Saturday our store was pretty much run by people aged under 20, with one or two full timers on hand for emergencies. Looking back now I can’t believe they did it, but it taught all of us customer care, responsibility and how bloody hard work can be rewarding and lots of fun. I look at Waitrose as my finishing school, I learn how to work there and it set me up well for the rest of my life.
So imagine my delight when I saw this brilliant advert for them the other night. I know everyone is talking about it (and yes it makes me cry too!) but for those of you who haven’t seen it or live abroad check it out. A great advert from a great British company and Billy Joel 🙂