Meet another team member. It’s Monika’s sister-in-law…
Role at Beads Direct: Picker
Time at Beads Direct: Over three years
Hello Beata, I’ll start with congratulations on getting married! You became Mrs Gadomska recently, how does it feel to be a wife?
Thanks! Not much changed to be honest… just the surname!
So the honeymoon is still on?
Did you make your wedding jewellery yourself?
No, my mum gave me a lovely set of jewellery for the wedding.
But you do make jewellery, don’t you?
Yes, from time to time.
What beads do you usually use? Have you got a favourite one?
Tiger eye because it’s the colours I like.
And they are…?
Brown and gold.
Have you got a favourite piece you made?
Yes, it’s a three piece set I made using freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals.
This is a beautiful set. Very bridal. You must have had the wedding on your mind when you made it! Could you say a few words about what you do at Beads Direct?
In the morning I start with printing the orders and then I pick them with Kevin. If any of them need “special attention” I deal with it. This means I send notes if any of the products are on backorder etc. In the afternoon I do all the little jobs that need doing, like sorting out the area we call the ‘naughty corner!’ This area is for orders for products that aren’t readily available, like beads where we have a big pack but not a retail pack ready for sale. I make sure the retail packs are prepared so the orders can leave us that day as we promise. Later, I do the post with Monika and print orders for the next day.
What is your favourite thing about the job?
We’re like a big family! This is what I like the most in here!
And you do work with family now don’t you? Do you remember when you started working here?
It was in the summer 2008. Monika (now my sister-in-law) and I started the same day. Our friend was offered the job at Beads Direct but she couldn’t take it and told us about it. We applied and both got in!
And what do you do in your spare time?
I love reading books, watching comedy and horror movies and spending time with my other half!