Bonjour from Paris

We’re excited to highlight another employee’s adventurous trip of a lifetime! Part-time employee, Adam A., was recognized for his dedication and top sales performance for the last quarter, and was eligible for a trip to the destination of his choice through the Travel-the-World recognition program.

“I got to see the fashion capital Paris in France, as well as Scotland with a few layovers in Dublin and London! I even got to visit some family while travelling! Although I cannot sum it up in one word, I will always refer to my trip experience as DAZZLING!!!”

Looks like Adam had an impressive packed itinerary!

TRAVEL THE WORLD – NEW WINNER, NEW JOURNEY

With its ‘’Travel the World’’ program, Groupe Dynamite enables its employees to experience one of life’s richest and most rewarding experiences.

Kristina, a Sales Associate at Dynamite, shares with us her journey and the highlights of her recent trip to Amsterdam.

Q1: What was your first reaction when you heard you had won the contest?

When my Manager called me to announce that I was the winner, I did not believe it at first.  I was in the top 10 the first week of the contest but as the weeks passed I went down in the rankings, therefore hearing the news that I won came as a real surprise!

Q2: Why Amsterdam?

I have been fortunate to have traveled a lot. With twelve countries and several cities under my belt, I can say that Amsterdam was definitely a destination I wanted to revisit. I love architectural history and experiencing different cultures but it’s the old charm of Amsterdam that truly stole my heart. I feel very fortunate that I got to rediscover a city dear to my heart with my boyfriend and that GD made it all possible!

Q3: How did you find the Dutch culture?

When I travel, I like to try new food and immerse myself in the local culture. However, what we ate most were fries because they sell them at every corner! (Fun fact: Dutch eat their fries with mayonnaise instead of ketchup!) I love that Amsterdam has such a laid back lifestyle. Everyone there is so friendly and carefree.

Q4: What were the highlights of your trip?

  1. Anne Frank’s house

Learning about Anne Frank’s story during World War II in school is very different than being on site and seeing it with your own eyes.

  1. The Icebar

At the entrance, we were given a thermal coat to keep us warm since literally everything was made of ice: the furniture, the walls and even the glass they serve the drinks in!

  1. Canal dinner cruise

This is a great way to explore the city while enjoying a nice meal because you get to see buildings that you wouldn’t be able to see on foot.

Q5: What advice would you give to employees wishing to win this contest?

Stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize. Just because you dropped in rank does not mean you cannot win in the end. You have to keep pushing for that exceptional customer service and be true to yourself. Style your customers with your favourite pieces and the recommendations will come naturally.

 

Dressing the part for Halloween!

We celebrated Halloween as it should be celebrated: with our annual costume contest!

Once again, our teams surprised us with their creativity and their enthusiasm.

Here are some of the best looks from our 2016 edition!

The winning team

The members of the Allocation team went all out with their DIY skills and designed a standout roller-coaster ride of their own!

With 28% of the votes, this team wins the first place of our contest. Congratulations!

roller-coaster-ride

Travel the world – A winner’s experience

Thanks to our “Travel the World” Sales contest, I had the opportunity to go on an adventure and experience an unforgettable trip to Cuba’s Cayo Santa Maria. It was my first time travelling to the Caribbean, but I can assure you that it won’t be the last! I got to enjoy the sunshine and the gorgeous beaches that Cuba is known for, as well as several excursions, such as a catamaran cruise, a Jeep safari, free diving, and horseback riding in the forest.

I started working at Garage about a year ago, although the store has always been an essential shopping destination for me. I have since discovered a talent for sales, as well as a real passion for customer service. Even in my wildest dreams, I had never imagined distinguishing myself among 5,000 employees and winning a trip! The company’s recognition program allows all sales employees at all levels to feel rewarded and valued for their work.

I hope that everyone has the chance to live an experience like this! 

Nathanaël, Sales Associate, Garage

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