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.