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.