Retail Merchandiser Spotlight

Here at Customer Impact, we have the daily privilege of interacting with some amazing people.

The “Retail Merchandiser Spotlight” is an opportunity to recognize these outstanding field representatives, and get to know them on a more personal level.

These individuals are our most dependable and high-volume Retail Merchandisers completing in-store projects across the country.

Read below to learn more about them and their journey with Customer Impact.

Margrette R.

Where do you currently live?

Columbia, SC

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I was born in Beaufort, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English. My first job was in a grocery store, and I spent 17 years working in a church. From there, I retired.

Please tell us a bit about your family (pets included).

My household includes: me, my Beagle, Maggie, Persian cat, Taz and Bird, Tiki. I have a beautiful granddaughter named Lillian who I like to spoil rotten.

CI Rep Spotlight - Margrette R

Margrette’s Experience With Customer Impact

How did you discover Customer Impact?

I can’t remember.

What made you decide to work with Customer Impact?

I started taking jobs they posted continued to do more.

What do you like most about being a Retail Merchandiser?

Meeting people.

What’s something you find challenging about Retail Merchandising?

Getting to the backstock.

Do you have any helpful tips for people starting as a Retail Merchandiser?

Always have a bag and pair of scissors.

What other types of gig-work have you done?

I am also a freelance editor and I write resumes for people.

Getting To Know Margrette

What are three things most people don’t know about you?

Since my closest friends know everything about me, here are 3 things acquaintances would not know:

  1. I am a Master Scuba Diver (I have 10 certifications)
  2. I have some celebrity friends.
  3. I play Wordle every day.

What motivates or inspires you?

My volunteer work with the
Miss South Carolina Organization.

Miss South Carolina Organization Crown

What are your hobbies or interest?

Travelling and cross stitching.

What’s your favorite holiday or season, and why?

Christmas because I can spend quality time with family.

What is the greatest challenge you have overcome in your life, thus far?

I had major surgery in 2016 and had to overcome the challenges that went along with that.

Name one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Hotel/motel rooms.

What are you proud of, but have never had an excuse to talk about?
(Yes, this is your time to brag)

I started competing in pageants when I was 17 years old and retired when I was 27. I have been a backstage worker, Queen’s Gifts Chairman, Judge, Emcee and Producer, but what I do now with the Miss South Carolina Organization is my favorite. I am the Candidates Coordinator and although I work on this throughout the year I spend a week with these young ladies and I handle the dressing room/backstage area and work closely with production. People can’t believe all the work I do as a volunteer, but I enjoy it.

When I competed in pageants I won an interview once and Miss Congeniality 5 times. I worked for a talent organization in the 90’s where I coached people for New York City Auditions and held talent competitions (in addition to a full-time job). With that organization, I was voted “Area Director of the Year” twice, and “Woman of the Year” once.

I have also been in a movie and two television series, and I attended the Oscar Nominees Luncheon one year and met several Oscar Winners.

The Fun Questions

Which actor would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

What is the most useless talent you have?

I can do an impression of Alicia Bridges singing “I Love the Nightlife” (It’s a 1970’s Disco song)

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

My dog, my phone and food.

What is one superpower you would NOT want, and why?

Mind reading, I don’t want to know what other people are thinking.

If you could have only three apps on your phone, what would they be?

  1. Safari
  2. Wordscapes
  3. Facebook.

Interested in becoming a Retail Merchandiser?

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