Manjimup-Bridgetown Times : 2020-07-08

Times Life : 11 : 11

Times Life

11 WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 MANJIMUP-BRIDGETOWN TIMES ADVERTISIN­G FEATURE Since starting at the Manjimup Community Resource Centre in July last year, Tristan Metcalf has impressed his fellow staff members and says that he enjoys his job a lot. “I like dealing with the community, a lot of good people come through here and the people I work with are really good,” he said. Tristan’s pathway to the CRC started when he contacted its volunteer services coordinato­r Jane Pratt to volunteer for the Australian Electoral Commission in April. “He amazed me because he was the first volunteer every day and he stayed right until close and he did it for two weeks consistent­ly,” Centre executive officer Ranui Harris said. Impressing CRC staff members with his commitment to his volunteeri­ng post, Tristan was offered a Job Active Internship at the Centre, before being offered a 6 month contract. Tristan is due to commence a full time position with the Centre in August. “If employers give the JobActive system a try, they can get fantastic workers such as Tristan,” Miss Harris said. There is a brand new face at Terry White Pharmacy and she looks forward to working with the community. Amity Burford joined the pharmacy team as a pharmacy assistant just last week and her role includes customer service. “I love the team here, they are lovely people,” she said. “It’s good to be able to be more personal with customers as well.” Still being incredibly new to the role, Amity said she was looking forward to settling into her role. “I plan on being here for a while,” she said. “When I saw the position being advertised, it was something that really interested me.” In encouragin­g people who were thinking of getting into the customer service industry or even working at the pharmacy, Amity said it was important to be able to connect with people. “You have to have a passion for talking with customers, it’s not just about different faces in the store, you need be able to be personal,” she said. Call Tristan and the team at the Manjimup Community Resource Centre on 9777 2774 Terry White Chemmart Giblett St, Manjimup 9771 1357 One of the newest members of the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times is Laura Waistell, the marketing executive who joined the team in November. Born in Manjimup and raised in Bridgetown, ManjimupBr­idgetown Times cadet journalist Tristan Wheeler is happy to be back in the area after an eight year sojourn in Perth. Tristan comes from a legal background, having completed his Bachelor of Law at the University Of Notre Dame in 2019. His position at the ManjimupBr­idgetown Times is his first job in journalism. “I can’t imagine a better place to start a career than in the Warren Blackwood area,” he said. One of Tristan’s favourite tasks in his new role as cadet journalist is writing about local sport and he is grateful for the return of sport from its COVID-19 hiatus. “It is great to see local sport start up again, it really is the lifeblood of the local community” he said. In his spare time, Tristan enjoys spending time with his wife Marie, watching sport and debating the merits of the Star Wars films with anyone unfortunat­e enough to engage him in that conversati­on. In her role, Laura is responsibl­e for booking adverts for clients and designing ads. “That is my favourite part of the job, as well as engaging with the community,” she said. “COVID has made many things difficult in this job but that itself has been a good challenge. “I look forward getting in touch with clients about the exciting world of advertisin­g in the digital space, it’s an exciting time.” Looking to the future, Laura said she was happy to take her time, day-by-day in her position. “I’m happy being here, I don’t dread coming to work and we have such cohesive team, we’re all different but it works well,” she said. Laura has recently completed a Certificat­e in Business Administra­tion and said working at the newspaper was a great place for on-site learning. Call Tristan and the team at the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times on 6332 1640 “I love the role,” she said. Call Laura and the team at the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times on 6332 1640

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