Early rise to work
RIDGEWOOD resident Gloria Rusconi says a lot has changed since she began working at Coles 40 years ago.
She started at the supermarket’s Claremont store as an 18-year-old after approaching the manager for a job.
“He didn’t bat an eyelid and told me to choose the section I wanted to work in before handing me a uniform to start that very afternoon,” she said.
Ms Rusconi had stints in various departments but now is part of the bakery section at the Hillarys supermarket, with a 3.30am daily start.
“I’m used to the early mornings and knowing that I’ll be busy from the minute I walk through the door, plus working with a close-knit, supportive team, what gets me out of bed,” she said.
“I’ve always got something to do.
“Whether it’s making bread, cookies or cakes, there’s never a dull moment.”
She said there had been many changes in the four decades of her employment.
Baker Gloria Rusconi is celebrating 40 years of work.