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Another one of our cast of characters living the LUSH life, Chainsaw (otherwise known as Shannon), works in Manufacturing Management in Vancouver. While she won't reveal where her nickname comes from, you can find out about her various roles in the company, what her secret wish is, her favorite memories working at LUSH, and all about the return of Goat Snake!
Ever wonder what Manu folk do when we’re not making bubbles or massage bars?
Well if you’re Inventory Management Specialist Lee O'Connor, the moment you get out of work or school, you grab your bike and hit the beautiful city of Vancouver to raise money for charities!
As a vegan, an active member of our Manu Charity Pot Team and Manu Green Team, and with a workout schedule that would put most of us to shame, Lee is one of those true gems of LUSH. He does so many amazing things for others and has such an amazing positive attitude all the time, that he’s really someone the rest of us here in the factory look up to! He’s almost never without a smile or a kind word for someone, and he’s taking that positivity to the streets to pass it along!
An avid bike rider, Lee came up with the idea for his nightly charity rides in January of 2013: for the following 365 days, every time he goes on a bike ride (usually every night), he takes a photo of the area of Vancouver that he’s in! Once he posts it on Facebook, his friends and family have the chance to try and guess where in the city the photo was taken – not an easy feat! If they guess it right, Lee donates $5 of his own money to the charity, non-profit, or activist organization of their choice! If no one guesses in between pictures, or if he misses a day, the money rolls over into the next day and is added to that day’s $5! There have been days where the pot has literally climbed, along with Lee, to $50!...
Many of us long-term LUSH employees are asked how we got our dream job at LUSH. Often the answer is that they started their career at the "top" as a part-time employee during our busy holiday season. We call it the top, because these are our customer-facing employees in the retail stores, and our product-making wizards in the kitchen.
No one is more vital to the holiday experience at LUSH, and their experience in this role helps to inform the rest of their career with the company. I know it does mine, and I talked to several fellow LUSHies who felt the same way.
Take Karla and Yuliya from our manufacturing rooms in Vancouver and Toronto. Karla spent her first holiday at LUSH in a local store, selling our products to customers before applying for a position in Manufacturing the following year - that was 6 Christmases ago.
“Something that has followed me through Manufacturing is the question, ‘Would I buy this?’ Being handmade LUSH products maintain an element of uniqueness with every batch, but if I can honestly answer, ‘Yes, I would buy this product,’ then I know it has meet the quality that I was trained to sell to customers. “
Yuliya was hired 7 Christmases ago in the gift wrap room. As a Buyer, she says of her experience in Manufacturing: “Having an understanding of the processes and how our products are made has a huge impact on the decisions I now make related to what product to purchase, in what quantities and how well it will suits our nee...