Staff hit the big 40

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Opinion - Aaron Cor­lett

IT is the spe­cial con­nec­tions that three Big W em­ploy­ees have made that has kept them clock­ing in for 40 years.

Julie Smith, Colin Price and Teresa May­ers were orig­i­nal staff mem­bers when the store opened at Bel­mont Fo­rum in Fe­bru­ary 1978 and on Fe­bru­ary 6 they cel­e­brated four decades of hard work dur­ing a morn­ing tea at­tended by cur­rent and for­mer staff.

Wat­tle Grove res­i­dent Mr Price said there had been sev­eral changes to the lay­out of the store and what they sold.

“I re­mem­ber there used to be a snack bar in the store and we used to sell guns and bul­lets in the early ’80s,” he said.

Cloverdale res­i­dent Mrs May­ers said the morn­ing tea was like walk­ing down mem­ory lane.

“When I first started work­ing here I never would have thought I’d be here this long, but it’s spe­cial,” she said.

Wood­lands res­i­dent Mrs Smith said she wanted to work at the store to meet new peo­ple.

“It’s been great see­ing fa­mil­iar cus­tomers over the years and I’ve made some great friends,” she said.

“It’s nice to catch up with peo­ple who used to work here many years ago.”

Julie Smith, Colin Price and Teresa May­ers cel­e­brated 40 years at Big W.

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