Esther Kirch has tried her hand at more than one job. Now she?s employed by McCarthy?s Bakery in Alstonville.
Esther Kirch has tried her hand at more than one job. Now she?s employed by McCarthy?s Bakery in Alstonville.

Diversity in work

By WILL JACKSON

ESTHER KIRCH has been a hairdresser, she just got a job in a bakery and she's looking forward to becoming a youth worker.

The common thread here?

"I just like talking to people," she says.

The 19-year-old started work at McCarthy's Bakery in Alstonville last week. She originally moved to the area from Sydney two years ago and then worked for a while in a salon on the Gold Coast.

"I didn't really like hairdressing, so I came back down here to Alstonville a month ago," she says.

"I was volunteering at the Salvos when my mum saw this job in the paper and told me I should go for it.

"I'd already had a bit of experience working in a bakery down in Sydney, I've done a business management course and I'm confident dealing with people and money, so here I am."

Esther says she's enjoying her new workplace.

"Everyone's really happy here, which makes for a positive work environment. I get to talk to people and it's convenient to where I live."

And as far as her future ambitions go, she's currently doing a course to become a youth worker.

"I want to help people," she says.



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