Here at Customer Impact, we have the daily privilege of interacting with some amazing people.
The “Retail Merchandiser Spotlight” is an opportunity to recognize these outstanding field representatives, and get to know them on a more personal level.
These individuals are our most dependable and high-volume Retail Merchandisers completing in-store projects across the country.
Read below to learn more about them and their journey with Customer Impact.
Introducing: Margrette R.
Where do you currently live?
Please tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born in Beaufort, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English. My first job was in a grocery store, and I spent 17 years working in a church. From there, I retired.
Please tell us a bit about your family (pets included).
My household includes: me, my Beagle, Maggie, Persian cat, Taz and Bird, Tiki. I have a beautiful granddaughter named Lillian who I like to spoil rotten.
Margrette’s Experience With Customer Impact
How did you discover Customer Impact?
I can’t remember.
What made you decide to work with Customer Impact?
I started taking jobs they posted continued to do more.
What do you like most about being a Retail Merchandiser?
What’s something you find challenging about Retail Merchandising?
Getting to the backstock.
Do you have any helpful tips for people starting as a Retail Merchandiser?
Always have a bag and pair of scissors.
What other types of gig-work have you done?
I am also a freelance editor and I write resumes for people.
Getting To Know Margrette
What are three things most people don’t know about you?
Since my closest friends know everything about me, here are 3 things acquaintances would not know:
Christmas because I can spend quality time with family.
What is the greatest challenge you have overcome in your life, thus far?
I had major surgery in 2016 and had to overcome the challenges that went along with that.
Name one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.
What are you proud of, but have never had an excuse to talk about?
(Yes, this is your time to brag)
I started competing in pageants when I was 17 years old and retired when I was 27. I have been a backstage worker, Queen’s Gifts Chairman, Judge, Emcee and Producer, but what I do now with the Miss South Carolina Organization is my favorite. I am the Candidates Coordinator and although I work on this throughout the year I spend a week with these young ladies and I handle the dressing room/backstage area and work closely with production. People can’t believe all the work I do as a volunteer, but I enjoy it.
When I competed in pageants I won an interview once and Miss Congeniality 5 times. I worked for a talent organization in the 90’s where I coached people for New York City Auditions and held talent competitions (in addition to a full-time job). With that organization, I was voted “Area Director of the Year” twice, and “Woman of the Year” once.