Checker up for top challenge
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.’’