Many small businesses, whether retail or offices, have an owner and maybe one or two employees. Staff scheduling can become very difficult when someone is absent. Everyone needs a vacation once in a while. Medical time off is sometimes necessary. And emergency absences are especially challenging - who do you call, what do you do to be sure your business can open and continue to thrive. You call While You're Away for all your short term staffing needs.
Services & Rates
Half day: Up to 4 hours - $70.00
Full day: $125.00
5 or more consecutive days: $115.00/day
Training: Up to 4 hours @ $15.00/hour
Scheduling is done on a first come, first served basis. To insure emergency coverage, training beforehand (even without a specific assignment scheduled) is required.
Please note, some businesses can not be served due to licensing restrictions and limitations.
My name is Lori Kunze and I am the sole owner, proprietor, and employee of While You're Away, LLC. When you decide to take that much needed vacation or medical leave, you contact me and we schedule your time. Plus a time for training.
After 4 years as a receptionist and Classifieds Manager of the local newspaper, and 8 years prior as a retail Manager at a Paint Your Own Pottery shop, I've decided that While You're Away is a much needed service in Edmonds. Before my husband and I moved to Washington in 2006 I worked for 17 years in the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory as a lab tech. I bring a strong sense of responsibility, maturity and care to every client I serve. I'm licensed, insured and bonded in WA and Edmonds. I'll treat your business as if it were my own, While You're Away.
Skills and Expertise
8 years as Manager at Glazed & Amazed
Manage overall store operations; schedule employees, process payroll and provide administrative support to business owner
Provide friendly reception, answered questions, and assist customers
Process customer payments including credit/debit card and cash transactions
Settle register and credit card machines for evening closing
Handle incoming calls from customers and suppliers
Manage inventory database, order stock as necessary and catalog incoming stock
Create visual displays, contribute to social networking and email marketing activities
4 years as Classifieds Manager at Beacon Publishing
Create classified pages for three local newspapers
Manage At Your Service display advertising
Process monthly billing for advertising customers
Answer phones and carry out receptionist duties
Co-manage newspaper circulation and carriers
Assists editors with proofreading
Proficient with email, cash register programs, multi-line phone systems, Microsoft programs, QuickBooks, Excel, Google docs, internet use
Jenn Barker, General Manager, Beacon Publishing, Inc firstname.lastname@example.org 425-347-5634
Judy Salinas, Owner Glazed & Amazed email@example.com 425-673-5474
Scott Walden, Events Manager, Seattle Choruses firstname.lastname@example.org 206-323-0750
Deborah Wertz email@example.com 425-466-5211