Hope Sawatsky

Hope Sawatsky

First Position: Cashier, Commisso's, St. Catharines, ON
Current Position: Front End Manager, Sobeys #742, Burlington. ON
Family: Child Tristen

What do you remember most about your first day on the job?

Learning PLU numbers for produce and hoping to avoid dropping my cash tray!

What is the best part of working at Sobeys?

The friendships you make. Sometimes you see your coworkers more than your own family.

What is your proudest moment as a Sobeys employee?

Being asked to present a company cheque to the McMaster Sick Kids Telethon.

What is your favourite memory from the past 25 years?

A special memory is when 911 occurred and airplanes were diverted to airports near work. We rushed to provide things like water and fruit for passengers.

What advice would you give to a new Sobeys employee?

Let people know you want to learn more. Ask questions and have fun!

Who do you most admire?

My parents. As a single mom working full time, they have helped me tremendously.

My Sobeys is...

...my extended family. If those walls could talk!