Proudly Serving: Safeway #8898 Bonnie Doon, Edmonton, AB
Position: Store Manager
Core Value: Get it Done with Passion and Integrity
John is someone you can count on, whether it’s lending a hand at a new store opening or overseeing countless details during a time of crisis. After the Fort McMurray fires, John stepped in to help, starting with finding accommodations for employees when they returned. “I went to the campsite when everybody was coming in because I wanted to meet everyone personally and answer questions,” says John. “I didn’t want them to have a concern or a doubt.” Seeing his employees succeed is John’s favourite part of the job. “Working with people, coaching them, being able to give them positive feedback, seeing their face light up when they’ve been really working on something and then they get it, that’s why I go to work every day.” John, who started as a cashier in 1994, is proud that he has spent his entire career with the company. “I was only 16 when I was hired and for the longest time, I kept saying that one day I would get a real job,” laughs John.