Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Staff Profiles: The People of Perelandra

One of the things that makes Perelandra so special is our wonderful staff! We are truly fortunate to have employees are from all over the world with very diverse skill sets and backgrounds, and they are instrumental in creating the "great energy" that our store is famous for. Our customers rely on our staff to answer their questions, help them find what they're looking for, suggest products and to be a friendly face in this big city. Get to know Effie, one of Perelandra's supplement department staff members, in this week's staff profile.

Name: Effie

Hometown: Hunan Province, China

How long have you lived in New York City?
9 years

Length of time working at Perelandra:
1 year, 5 months

What are your favorite products at Perelandra?

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gelly: "It works! I use it for skin redness as an anti-inflammatory."
Evan Healy Rose Geranium Facial Tonic Hydrosol: "It smells really nice and it hydrates the skin when used as a toner."
Alaffia African Black Soap, Peppermint: "It is a good brand- I like that they try to help their community. It's also a good price, is multi-purpose and is very refreshing."

What is your favorite thing about working at Perelandra?

"I love that I can learn about what I study in school (Effie is in a graduate program studying nutrition) and help customers with all of the knowledge I have from school and our staff trainings. Also, I like working in a friendly environment. We are like a big family here."

What's the most important thing you've learned since you started working here?

"I have learned how to deal with many different personality types, and how communicate with different types of people in a way that they understand. Also, I have learned how important Vitamin D is and how deficient most people are! Many people work in offices and don't go outside, and it is so important."

Some things we love about Effie:

"She is a wonderful, positive force in the store- she always has a great attitude, a smile on her face and loves to learn. She is also very hardworking and outgoing." -Allison
"She is always nice and pleasant to be around." -Mitchel
"I like everything about Effie! She always has a positive, uplifting attitude and she shares it with everyone."-Keith
"What don't I like about Effie?! She is a genuinely happy, really sweet, giving person.She is also extremely intelligent, great at her job and can dress her butt off! She dresses extremely well! She has great style and fashion sense"- Saraya
"She is a very smart and genuine person. And she's really stylish!" - Chelsea

Thank you, Effie :)

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