Meet Matt A
Fresh Produce Manager, QLD
What’s your favourite part about your job? I’m a Fresh Produce Manager, so I work with fruit and veg. What I love about it is the merchandising side of things! You can make the products look so beautiful, even down to the spuds. Also getting to talk to customers everyday and educate them about fresh products.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your job? COVID-19 has had a huge impact for me, working at Coles, it’s made a lot of people more sensitive and aggressive. Unfortunately people who work in supermarkets have to deal with abuse and short tempers on a daily basis. That and it’s like Christmas week every week, it’s so busy! It’s mentally and physically draining.
What’s been your hack for staying positive during such a challenging time? My daughter gets me through the days. I have her hand when she was only 3 days old tattooed on my arm. Whenever I feel down or overwhelmed, I just sit down, breathe and look at her hand.