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Hero of the Month

“I worked one shift for Jamie Oliver – which he attended! This was amazing to be a part of, but there was another private party on a yacht at St Katherine’s Dock, a stone’s throw from the Tower of London. This was equally fascinating.”

 

We don’t know what our most recent Hero of the Month’s New Year’s resolution was, but it seems to be working for him.  Jonathan had a stormer of a month in January, picking up 5-star ratings as if they were going out of fashion.

A regular Waiter and Banqueting Staff member, Jonathan honed his skills while at the University of Warwick. Here he studied for a History degree while working part-time in the University’s conference centre as a member of the banqueting team.

This Londoner’s experience, skills and attitude have made him a fantastic member of the Staff Heroes workforce and a valuable asset to both businesses and Heroes he’s been on shifts with. Everyone at Staff Heroes HQ would like to thank him for his hard-work and the endless positive feedback we receive about him. Keep it up Jon!

Jonathan has now completed his studies, and after spending time in Israel teaching English as a foreign language and working in hospitality, he has returned home to London.

We recently had a quick catch-up with our Hero of the Month, and after presenting him with his award (a crisp £25 Amazon voucher), we put a few questions to him.

So Jonathan, when did you join Staff Heroes?

“Not that long ago, the first shift I booked onto was in November last year.”

And what have been your favourite shifts to work?

“I really enjoy doing different shifts. Some of my favourite places to work at are Hilton London Bankside and Doubletree by Hilton. I get along very well with the people and the management – it really is a pleasure. But obviously, the one-off, interesting shifts are cool too.”

Well, what is the most interesting experience you’ve had through Staff Heroes?

“It’s a split to be honest. I worked one shift for Jamie Oliver – which he attended! This was amazing to be a part of, but there was another private party on a yacht at St Katherine’s Dock, a stone’s throw from the Tower of London. This was equally fascinating.”

How do you like to spend your downtime?

I like playing football with friends, watching rugby, and socialising with friends. I actually have a Saracens RFC season ticket. Oh and I love to read – anything by Haruki Marukami!

So what does the future have in store for Jonathan?

“There are a few interesting things I have lined-up, but nothing’s set in stone for now, so I couldn’t say for sure.”

And finally our super fast quickfire round! Ready?!?

Football or Rugby?

“Rugby”

Sun or Snow?

“Sun”

Early Bird or Night Owl?

“Night Owl for sure”

Work Hard or Play Hard?

“Work Hard”

Cats or Dogs

“Dogs”

Facebook or Instagram?

“Facebook”

Coffee or Tea?

“Coffee”

Well that’s it from us, Jonathan. Good luck with everything and spend the Amazon voucher well. Surely there is something by Marukami that you haven’t read yet!?