Baldivis resident Guy Snader celebrates 35 years with Coles


Guy Snader has been working at Coles since 1982. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d473880
Guy Snader has been working at Coles since 1982. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d473880

THE national average for time spent in a job is three years, but Baldivis resident Guy Snader is bucking that trend by celebrating an incredible 35 years at Coles this year.

Mr Snader started his career at Coles at Gosnells while still in high school, and has since worked at 11 different Coles supermarkets across WA.

Mr Snader said his humble beginnings at Coles started out with collecting trolleys and packing shopping bags.

“By the age of 18 I moved in to the fresh produce department, and I have since served in a range of roles, including being part of the night fill team and managerial roles,” he said.

“I spent nearly four years working at the Kalgoorlie store and I have also worked in a number of metro supermarkets.

“It’s been great to have the ability to travel in the organisation.”

During his 35 years at Coles, Mr Snader has seen a number of changes from uniform updates to technological advancements.

“The layout of supermarkets has changed over the years, as well as staff rooms,” he said.

“When I first started out, we even had separate male and female tearooms.

“However, technological advancements have been responsible for the most impactful changes I’ve seen during my 35 years at Coles.

“Thanks to the improvements of our ordering systems, getting new stock is much easier than it was when I first started out.”

Along with working at Coles, Mr Snader has also worked at Liquorland as a regional manager.

“I love working in a team,” he said.

“Every day I come to work, I aim to positively impact the team and support our customers to give them the best shopping experience possible.”

When he is not working, Mr Snader is an avid collector of model cars and enjoys watching sport.

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