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One in a Hundred: Sheril Morris, manager at The Sandmartin pub

PUBLISHED: 18:08 14 July 2015 | UPDATED: 18:08 14 July 2015

Sheril Morris

Sheril Morris

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Sheril Morris, 46, is manager of The Sandmartin pub, in Drake Road. She lives on site with her husband and children.

“When I finished sixth form I had no idea what I wanted to do so I took a job in a florist in Rayleigh, did the YTS scheme and stayed there for seven years.

Then my family bought a florist shop in Southend and I ran that for seven years.

When I met my husband we moved to Cambridgeshire, where I took on a part-time job in the local village pub, which I really enjoyed.

The town near us had a new pub being built and was advertising for staff so I applied for this and got it. I was made supervisor and then about two years later was made assistant manager and then one year later, manager.

This was very hard as by then I had the three kids, so it was a bit of a juggling game. Thank God for my husband who helped out with the kids and housework!

We eventually moved back to Essex to be nearer family and I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to run The Sandmartin.

The best parts of the job are having a really good team of staff, some great regulars, meeting lots of new and old customers and having a bit of banter.

The worst part is the long, unsociable hours and you do tend to miss out on several things.

My children do miss out on seeing me and doing things in the holidays, but weekends are worst as I have to work most, unless I book off holidays.

I’m lucky to have a lovely family, good friends and a great pub to work in. Once the girls finish school I would like a job within Greene King, the brewery which owns the Sandmartin, but more head office based, with more set hours, but you never know, I might just stay here!”

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