The Quest For Meaningful Work

New research has found Millennial workers want their jobs to hold meaning, and nearly half of them would trade a lucrative pay raise for a position where they could make a greater impact.

“They’re saying ‘I want purpose in my work, I want to be doing meaningful work, and if I’m going to spend this much time in the office over the course of my life, I want it to be important and impactful, and I want to be at my best.” Marc LeCuyer (general manager for ServiceNow’s Canadian operations)

“They look at mundane tasks as things that are demotivating to their day-to-day. They’re often frustrated because they’re the ones that have to do them, and they want to focus on work that has purpose.” – Marc LeCuyer (general manager for ServiceNow’s Canadian operations)

In addition to wanting to find work meaningful, millennial’s say they care a lot about learning and growing on the job. An online survey of 1,000 Canadians, conducted March 8th-10th, 2019 found that respondents in the millennial age bracket had spent an average of 50 hours developing a new skill in the past year, compared to an overall average of 15 hours.
– CBC https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadians-unhappy-salary-1.5047052

Look no further!
The career you will have with Surplus Furniture & Mattress Warehouse is full of excitement, achieving goals, teamwork, continuous learning and helping your community.

Our exciting work environment and high energy sales program generates a dynamic fast paced work environment. Our associates are excited about coming into work everyday, and leave the store smiling, knowing they were able to offer their customers incredible savings on brand name furniture. It’s their passion and desire to save their customers money. It’s what drives them to return the next day ready to have an enjoyable time all over again.

Every month at Surplus we have new goals, always doing our best to succeed and grow within the company. We provide all the tools you need to succeed. Many Managers and District Managers began their careers at Surplus Furniture as Sales Associates or members of our Warehouse Team. With the right combination of drive and determination, any recruit applying for a position with Surplus can expect to advance their career! We value the time and efforts put in by our members and always look to promote from within.

We treat every member as part of the team. Success can only be achieved when everyone works together. Through clearly defined action plans and team building, we ensure every individual grows and meets their goals.

Your learning on the job advances everyday. With every new customer, product, idea, sales promotion and with the help of the sales program, you will continue to learn each day to advance your knowledge and career here at Surplus Furniture & Mattress Warehouse.

The most rewarding part of our job is helping our community. Success cannot be achieved without the support from our communities. It’s essential, as a company, that we give back as much as we receive, which is why we are proud to offer support to local businesses and organizations. Some of the organizations we support include: The Make A Wish Foundation; Police, Fire and Veteran Association; Sunset Speedway Kids Autism Race; Epilepsy Simcoe County; Owen Sound Safe & Sound; Nanny Angel Network; Saint John’s Homeless Squad and so many others across Canada!