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ourts has been more than be­ing Vaci­seva Ja­gasa’s em­ployer the last 30 years.

The com­pany is her fam­ily away from home and a pil­lar of strength at all times. Ms Ja­gasa works at the Nau­sori Courts store. The mother of two said she was for­tu­nate to have joined Courts three decades ago.

“I was al­ways a sickly child and when I was in Form Five (Year 11) when I in­formed my dad that I should stop go­ing to school,” Ms Ja­gasa said. “At that time our par­ents paid our fees so I didn’t want to bur­den him de­spite the fact he was a school teacher.

“He agreed and he told me to work at a uniform store in Suva just to learn a few things.

“I worked there for three years be­fore a friend of mine who was al­ready work­ing at Courts Rai­jeli Rai­walui called me and in­formed me that they were look­ing for em­ploy­ees.

“I was so happy when I heard this and I have been work­ing for Courts since then.

“I had worked for Courts Sam­ab­ula for more than 15 years be­fore mov­ing to the Nau­sori branch in 2009.

“My jour­ney was not an easy one but through per­se­ver­ance and hard work I was able to reach where I am to­day.

“Be­ing part of Court’s fam­ily has been a bless­ing in many ways.”

Ms Ja­gasa said through Courts she was able to look af­ter her fam­ily.

“When I joined Courts, I worked as a sales as­sis­tant and through the years I have held po­si­tions as a su­per­vi­sor and depart­ment man­ager,” she said.

“Since work­ing at Courts I am able to up­grade our stan­dard of liv­ing.

“One thing about Courts is that it re­ally looks af­ter its staff and for that we are grate­ful. “Courts al­ways en­cour­age staff mem­bers to con­tinue im­prov­ing our work and con­trib­ute to their suc­cess.”

The 54-year-old en­cour­ages Fi­jians to take ad­van­tage of their 100 years com­mem­o­ra­tion sale through­out their Fiji stores.

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