I’ve been working for Waitrose and the John Lewis Partnership for over nine years now. Over the past 3 or 4 years things seem to have gone better and better for me as I grow and develop as a manager.
The majority of my development has taken place over the past 9 months. The start of this came last summer when I suggested I could fill in for Ellie, our DM Merchandise, while she was off for a knee operation. The boss seemed to like this idea and for 8 weeks I was Acting DM, looking after Fresh Foods, Fruit and Veg and Dry Goods. I fealt this went well and on Ellie’s return, rather than stepping back down to SM Checkouts, I continued on as Acting DM Fresh Foods, helping take them through the Christmas period.