Franklin Service Hero Erin Easter – Blondie’s All Day Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Drury
“As duty manager I like to focus on people who come in by themselves. They get a bit extra attention because they come to socialise and that is a bit hard when you’re alone. It is much easier in a group.”
Erin also looks after customers’ belongings.
Many a customer unwittingly leaves things behind from cameras to sunglasses, jumpers to laptops.
Erin has a system for looking after them until the owners returns to pick them up, to the relief of many.
She’s worked throughout Franklin and did a stint in Canada. She’s found old customers keep turning up wherever she goes. “I made good connections with people when I first started that have lasted throughout the ten years I have been doing this.” Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post