Downing and Sons - Retail AssociateAnniston, AL10/2002 - 10/2020
Welcomed customers, offered to help locate items and suggested merchandise without being intrusive or pushy.
Assisted customers and provided excellent customer service.
Assisted in strategic planning and setup of merchandise displays to promote target products and attract customer traffic.
Readied merchandise for sales floor by marking items with identifying codes and accurate pricing.
Expressed appreciation for patronage, inviting and encouraging customer return visits.
Greeted customers upon entrance and handled all cash and credit transactions.
Organized store by returning all merchandise to its proper place and restocked displays.
Downing and Sons - Garden AssociateAnniston, AL10/2002 - 10/2002
Recommended optimal merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
Unboxed new merchandise and restocked shelves in appealing and organized arrangements to promote items.
Educated customers on product and service offerings.
Exceeded customer expectations by listening to customer needs, finding products that met needs and providing in-depth information about products.
Performed floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and housekeeping to keep sales areas well-stocked, organized and current.
Stocked shelves and supplies and organized displays to focus customer attention on specific items.
The Peerless Saloon and Grille - CookAnniston, AL04/2010 - 10/2013
Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with kitchen team to maximize efficiency.
Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize risk of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses.
Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
Interacted effectively with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
Replenished food items from inventory.
Enforced proper sanitation practices.
Trained many cooks.
Mrs. Griffin - Sitting for an Elderly Lady Anniston, AL05/2007 - 06/2009
Made sure that she was clean and dressed every morning.
Sat with her in need of companionship and emotional support.
Assisted with medication needs and as well as cooking and cleaning. Including washing soiled bed sheets and clothing.
Contact for Reference;
Robert Downing (256) 310-3916
Kristy Farmer (256) 282-6362
Delaine Griffin (256) 236-6674
Able to lift 50 lbs.
Cash register operation/Retail associate.
Speak, read and write fluently in Spanish.
General Computer Skills.
Experience is some marketing with social media on Facebook and Instagram. Self taught thru work experiences.
Supervision of product rearranging for better sales.
Project organizing. Such as Art shows and decorating events.
Sitting with elderly.
Have volunteer with many activities and events for the city of Anniston.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Upholstery And Interior Design. GSCCGadsden, AL09/2002
Adapting the necessary skills on how to operate a sewing machine, cutting foam and measuring, estimating fabric for curtains. As well as furniture in automotive upholstery design.
Learning and training on how to utilize upholstery tools necessary to conduct. With projects assigned to learn the trade.
Dean's List Spring of 2001.
Some College (No Degree): GeneralGadsden State Community CollegeAnniston, AL
Still continuing my education. Taking a break for now.
Looking for other experiences and inspirations by volunteering. To see where I want to go with my education.
Major at GSCC Trade school with a certification in upholstery and interior design. We learned how to cover furniture and utilize different tools, used in recovering automotive and furniture upholstery. As well as learning to measure and cut, sewing and stapling fabric.
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Companies Worked For:
Downing and Sons
The Peerless Saloon and Grille
Gadsden State Community College
Job Titles Held:
Sitting for an Elderly Lady
Associate of Arts : Upholstery And Interior Design. Some College (No Degree) : General
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