What is the most popular thing people come in to buy?
Lotto tickets are the most sought-after product. Customers like to dream about what they will do with the money when they win the jackpot. A fun fact about our Nextra is that we have had 3 winning tickets bought from our store!
What is the most unusual or funny request you have had from a customer?
A very superstitious customer asking us to call their Lotto ticket the ‘not winning ticket’ and requesting us not to wish them good luck.
What is the best part about your job?
Breaking the Good News that our customers won the 1st prize jackpot.
In your team, does anyone have a skill or hobby or a past job that isn’t retail?
We have an incredibly diverse team ranging from a CCTV technician, Church guitarist, language interpreter and a Cook.
Since the COVID19 Pandemic, how have you been changed personally forever?
I’ve learnt never to take anything for granted and wanting to make sure our lovely customers know our shop is a Covid-safe zone.
Why do you feel Marrickville Metro is a place for the community?
Marrickville Metro symbolises community because it's let me build deeper connections with customers. I love seeing customers catching up in my store and around the Centre. I’m so grateful to have been a part of this community for the last 18 years.
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