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SEPTEMBER 25TH 2017

Meet Marday - Our 71 year old Kitchen Porter!


BY MARTA FABIANI

Off to Work, back of house, kitchen porter

Marday is one of our absolute superstars! Keep reading to find out why he LOVES working for Off to Work.


 

Off to Work welcome team members of all ages, races and genders – as long as they have a good work ethic and most importantly, are passionate about hospitality. For this week’s feature we spoke to Marday, one of our very special Kitchen Porters who works for Off to Work London. Marday is hard working, loyal and dedicated and it’s hard to believe he’s 71 years old!

 

We wanted to find out about the attraction of working for Off to Work as an older member of the community, and how working in Back of House has impacted Marday’s life.

Hello Marday! How did you hear about Off to Work?

I started working with Off to Work in 2013. I had my CV online as I was looking for some part-time work, a few days a week. The Off to Work recruitment team gave me a call and I thought the idea of working for different clients sounded really exciting, so I came to the assessment day and passed! Now I work as a kitchen porter and depending on how I’m feeling, I work two or three full days a week. In busy periods, I’ll stretch to four days because I really enjoy the work.  

That’s amazing! Why did you decide you wanted to find part-time work?

After a 20-year career as a post man, I retired and decided to take some time for myself. Unfortunately, I found I couldn’t relax and sitting around at home all day was really boring! I still felt fit and healthy and I wanted to find a job that would keep me active. Now, I love working all over London and the money I’m earning is a bonus which helps me to support my son at the University of Guildford where he’s started this week.

What is your favourite thing about working for Off to Work?

I find all the work really interesting and I love getting to meet so many new people! I’m quite tech savvy and I find the online booking system very easy to use. It’s great to be able to pick the shifts I think will suit me best. I also love working with the back of house team! Tom, Ben, Enrique and Sergio are all so friendly, helpful and polite – it’s really nice to work with such a hard working team.

Do you have any stand-out moments or favourite clients to work for?

I really enjoy working at Crystal Palace and Freemantle media. I also get on well at Bartlett Mitchell @ ACCA and I was so happy when they requested me to come back and work for them again! It’s very encouraging when a client gives good praise and feedback.

 

In three weeks’ time, Marday will be celebrating his 72nd birthday by having quiet family dinner!

 

Want to work flexible shifts that can fit around your hobbies, studies or lifestyle? Click here to apply!! 

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