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A New Beginning September 20, 2010

Posted by Phil Groom in Life.
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Sainsbury's, Biggleswade

Sainsbury's, Biggleswade

THIS is where I start work today. They’ve given the store a major overhaul in anticipation of my arrival: it reopened on Tuesday last week, extended from 28,000 sq ft to 45,000 sq ft. I’ll be one of a new intake of 53 new staff on the team.

It’s within walking distance of home and I am so looking forward to not having that 2-hour each way commute through London — not to mention the saving in travel costs (though it may cost me a few bob in shoe leather).

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(and if anyone’s wondering, no, this doesn’t spell the end of my involvement in the Christian book trade: UKCBD and the Christian Bookshops Blog goes on).

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1. fromthesamesky - September 21, 2010

I hope it went well Phil. Thinking of you, xx

Phil Groom - September 21, 2010

Thank you 🙂

So far so good. Two days induction, to be completed tomorrow, then the real job starts on Saturday.

Sainsbury’s is evidently a company that’s determined to deliver the best possible customer experience and service, and is committed to equipping its staff to achieve that. The Biggleswade team seem like a good bunch, friendly and welcoming: I think I’m going to enjoy being part of it — just need to persuade them to increase the books section…

2. Pandora - September 23, 2010

I’m so glad things are going well so far. Good luck for Saturday hun xxx

3. GroomNews Christmas 2010 « Phil's Boring Blog - December 18, 2010

[…] of staff, but rather than wait around to be shown the door Phil managed to find another job: he’s now working for Sainsbury’s in Biggleswade. Started in September: so far so good. A simple routine: go to Sainsbury’s, take stuff off the […]

4. News Roundup: 10 Years of The Good Bookstall | Bob Hartman Story in New World Record Storytelling Attempt | Facebook Update | Living Oasis Edinburgh Still Trading | and more… « The Christian Bookshops Blog - May 20, 2011

[…] section: well worth reading. From my point of view there’s a certain irony here: having moved to Sainsbury’s following LST’s redundancy proceedings last year, I now find myself working for the […]

5. Jo - May 27, 2014

Do you still work at Biggleswade sainsburys?? I start on Thursday and can’t seem to find any nice comments about it. Getting abit worried.

Phil Groom - May 27, 2014

Still there and quite happy: a friendly bunch on the whole — some have been there since the store opened 20 years ago! Approachable management. Plenty of opportunities to switch departments for those who fancy a change. Pay could be better, of course, but can’t really complain otherwise 🙂


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