My student job as a hostess
During this academic year, we're meeting student job seekers across the country. To find out more about their experience and their daily life. For this edition, we met Margaux who worked as a hostess, notably for America Today.
First name: Margaux
Age: 21 years old
Education: Master's degree in translation
Why did you do it?
Margaux: I had already worked as a hostess at a fresh juice tasting in a supermarket. Going towards people is not difficult for me, so when I was offered to be a hostess for the America Today store, I didn't hesitate for a second. Plus, getting paid to promote a store was especially motivating.
What does it involve?
Margaux: You have to meet the customers in the Great Meadows or at the entrance of the store, give them little ping-pong balls with the store's badge on them and invite them to come and play a game in the store itself to try to win discount coupons, cookies or a drink.
Margaux: Arrive in the morning, learn what you have to do throughout the day. Lunch break depending on how busy the store is, and how many students there are. At the end of the day, we return the clothes we have worn (in the case of the America Today store, we wear the store's clothes).
Margaux: Going directly to people, daring to speak, convincing.
We have the advantage of moving, of not staying in one place and getting bored. Moreover, contact with people is important to me, so working as a hostess is perfect.
Margaux: It can be tiring if the job is done for many hours. Walking around for so long and doing the same thing over and over again can be boring, but the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
Easy to combine with studies?
Margaux: Yes, it's usually during the weekend. You just have to know how to manage your time. When you want, you can.
First experience as a jobist?
Margaux: I've already done a lot of student jobs, like cashier in a Delhaize AD, multipurpose student at Pairi Daiza, waitress in a tea-room, in charge of a juice tasting stand in a supermarket, or doing surveys about phone use.