Publix was always the cool place to get a job. I became a cashier when I was 16 years old. I remember everyone telling me I was going to be a "Publix lifer," but I didn't think so. Now almost 15 years later, here I am!
After graduating from high school, I moved to Orlando to go to college and Publix allowed me to transfer. I met my future husband at Publix (one of many Publix love stories). After we graduated college, we moved to Birmingham for a few years. Once again, Publix helped me transfer to another store. While there, I got promoted to full time customer service staff, then to assistant customer service manager, and then to customer service manager. Through all the moves, Publix gave me the opportunity to pursue a career.
When my fiancé was offered a job in Lakeland, once again Publix provided me a transfer back to Florida, where we were married and had a baby. After the birth of our daughter, I decided it was time to transfer from the store to corporate. I was sad to leave my customers, my fellow associates, and the world I had known for so long, but I was ready for my new adventure as a supervisor in I/T Customer Support in April 2012.
With all the constant changes in my life, Publix has always been there, flexible and willing to help. It has always put my mind at ease to know I have Publix in my corner to support me through life's transitions.