Note that this blog post is not dedicated to the fire, here is the one written by the Sud-Ouest.
After a fire like the one that decimated our store, the first to be affected are the people who worked there. The store manager, Enki, will tell us about his experience after almost 2 years at Surf Boss.
Last name, first name, age, city of origin:
“Hi, I’m Enki Ganty, I’m 23 years old and I was born in Gap in the Hautes-Alpes, the place to be! And now I’m doing a Master 2 in International Management of Sports and Board Sports Projects and Products in Bayonne”.
What sports do you practice?
“I’ve been skiing since I was 5 years old, it’s always been my favorite sport, I’ve competed in competitions and now I’m getting my instructor’s diploma to make young people ride! I also played rugby for 10 years, and when I arrived on the Basque coast 3 years ago, I discovered surfing, which I immediately stuck with!”
Tell us about your arrival at Surf Boss
“I arrived at Surf Boss, first to find a summer job, then the sales manager Europe proposed me to continue the adventure via a professionalization contract. In addition, it was part of the work-study program provided for in my master’s degree. As soon as I took up the job, I felt at ease. I was in an environment that I liked and in which I saw myself evolving”.
What were your duties at the shop?
“I was what we call Shop Manager, which means I was in charge of a little bit of everything. Customers, managing stocks, supervising inventories, helping to recruit and train new sellers, settling any disputes with customers while trying to follow the objectives imposed by the management.
And how did you react when you found out what happened, how did you feel?
“I found out in the morning when I woke up, from my boss, at first I thought it was a joke. Then when I realized I was in shock. And I really understood when I saw the store in ashes for real. And the more time passes, the more I realize that the store I worked in no longer exists. Of course I feel sad and angry because I was very attached to this shop. All those boards I unpacked, put away, labeled, will never have a chance to be surfed.”
What are you doing now and how will you bounce back?
“Luckily, we have the opportunity to set up an ephemeral shop in the Hurricane facility not far away. Admittedly, the store is smaller. But I put my heart into it to make it as close as possible to what Surf boss represented for me. Now it’s time to move forward, to prepare for the winter season to offer you the best customer experience possible.
See you soon I hope, kisses”.