Checker up for top chal­lenge

North Taranaki Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - CHRIS­TINE WALSH

New Ply­mouth’s Jes­sica Hut­ton stands by her golden rule when op­er­at­ing a check­out.

She es­pouses the time­less motto ‘treat oth­ers how you want to be treated’. In do­ing so, her friendly cus­tomer ser­vice has come back to treat her well.

Re­cently the Vo­gel­town supermarket worker made it into Count­down’s top 20 Check­out Op­er­a­tors of the Year 2017.

Now Hut­ton is set to go headto-head in Auck­land against the other fi­nal­ists from across the coun­try to bring home the na­tional ti­tle.

‘‘When I go on the till I’m pretty much serv­ing the cus­tomers as if I was serv­ing me, how I would like to be treated, how I would like to be in­ter­acted with,’’ Hut­ton said.

’’There’s no favourites, ev­ery cus­tomer is treated the same way.

To get to the fi­nals Hut­ton first took out the top checker ti­tle for the Taranaki/Whanganui area in the process prov­ing her­self to be more than your av­er­age bar­code swiper.

While her nerves are start­ing to set in Hut­ton is ex­cited about the up­com­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

With a work ethic and great at­ti­tude Hut­ton at­tributes to her dad, she was on her way to be­ing a cus­tomer sen­sa­tion re­gard­less if she wins or not.

’’My dad’s 81. He was a very very hard worker, and a lot of that work ethic comes naturally to me.’’

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