Mister Spex at the Berlin company run 2023
On 16 May 2023 it was that time again, around 15,000 runners, walkers and skaters from almost 900 companies took part in the 21st Berlin Company Run. Among them: a running delegation from Mister Spex! Along the 5.5 kilometre route, there were some well-known city landmarks to see, including the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column. Our Spexies all mastered the run with flying colours and toasted with a non-alcoholic beer afterwards. By the way, they also did something for their mental health.
Mental health at work: “I make sure that I don’t get caught up in the stress vortex in the first place”
During Mental Health Awareness Month, Mister Spex would like to bring the topic of mental health further into focus and contribute to getting more people talking about it. Together with our partner OpenUp, we have therefore recorded a video to stimulate the discourse. In the interview with psychologist Eva from OpenUp, our Director of Customer Service Pamela talks openly and honestly about dealing with stress, her role as a leader and the challenges Customer Service faced during the Corona pandemic. But why is it so important to talk about Mental Health?
“I didn’t expect customer advice to be such a great experience”
At Mister Spex, hundreds of store employees work every day to provide customers with a great experience in our 68 shops. From eye exams and style advice to the sale of different products, the store specialists keep our brick-and-mortar business running from Monday to Saturday (in some countries even on Sundays). With increasing retail growth (20 new stores in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland in 2022 alone), the challenges and tasks in the stores are not becoming any less. For this reason, there was an important item in our Objectives & Key Results for the last quarter of the year that was exclusively intended for our management team: a one-day internship as a sales advisor in a Mister Spex store!
“An apprenticeship in the field of optometry is extremely varied and future-proof”
Trained opticians work in many areas at Mister Spex – especially in the stores. But currently there are simply too few skilled workers for our ambitious plans. That’s why we train people ourselves and run our own training workshops. Benjamin is the leader of one of them.
Mister Spex Winter Market 2022
Shortly before the second Advent, the time had come: we celebrated our Winter Market on the grounds of our logistics and distribution centre on Wohlrabedamm in Berlin-Spandau. Hundreds of Berlin colleagues warmed up in icy temperatures with delicious drinks and food and spent a wonderful time together.