Seven years ago I moved to Plaistow NH, from Fitchburg MA, with 4 bags of clothes and a 4 year old daughter, petrified of how I was going to provide a good life for her on my own. With only a high school diploma I walked into the Plaistow Market Basket looking for part-time work as a cashier until I could find a full-time job. Little did I know that day, what was supposed to be a job for the mean time turned into a fantastic career. The only position available at the time was a deli clerk, so of course needing the job, I took it right away. I worked any shift given to me, any time, any day, it didn’t matter. Months after being in Market Basket I was offered a full-time position, which I didn’t know until then all the wonderful benefits that came along with this. I was so excited and a bit relieved that now I would have a future for my daughter and I. With hard work, dedication, and the guidance of great Supervisors, Store Managers, Asst. Store Managers, and Deli Managers who have been with this company for many many years, I became a deli assistant. Shortly after, I am now a proud Kitchen Manager in Londonderry NH store #42. I went from a scared single mom with nothing to her name. To a confident, proud employee of Market Basket who can provide a stable, comfortable life for her daughter. With out this company I don’t know where I would be today or what I would be doing. This company took a chance on a hard working single mom and together we turned my life around.
Artie T. is the only leader I have known since working for Market Basket and if our company has done this much for me in the seven years I have been here, with Artie T. as our leader, and for the 30 plus years of my mentors whom I follow every day, and for the future leaders that are behind me, I don’t want any other leader than Artie T. Thank you Sir for your hard work and dedication to continue building the best company I have ever worked for. I don’t just feel like an employee of Market Basket, I feel part of a family.