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Simplified: Mahogonie McCray first began working with Silverstar Car Wash at the suggestion of her spouse. Three years later, she's a lead cashier at the 10th Street location.
Why it matters
- McCray had previously worked at the 10th Street Auto wash, so Silverstar wasn't her first job in the industry.
- She not only works as a lead cashier, but she's also gone back to school to complete a degree in digital media production during her time at Silverstar.
- The job has helped her push herself to advance in her career, she said.
"I just think they're a good company to grow with," McCray said. "I love the way that they support people."
Q&A: Meet Mahogonie
This segment has been edited and shortened for clarity. Answers are all from McCray.
What does your day-to-day job look like? I usually start by verifying memberships and going over any customer notes left the day before to see if there's anything I could handle or touch base with customers. (Much of the day) is making sure the store is running smoothly and that customers have a pleasant experience with us.
What's your favorite part of the job? Connecting with the faces that come through and letting them know what we do. It's been exciting to see the company grow and see the community respond back.
What's your work style? I had to be self-motivated during school, and I try to be upbeat and keep things light and fun. I feel if I set a good example and stay busy and efficient, that will rub off on people.
What do you do when you're not working? I like to spend a lot of time outside. I have a 6-year-old, and we've been getting into making little videos and skits.
What do you wish more people knew about your job? We (at Silverstar) do a lot of fundraising and a lot of behind-the-scenes work in the community.
Learn more about Silverstar
Silverstar has nine locations – with two more in the works – in Sioux Falls. You can learn more about their unlimited wash program here, and if you're looking to work with folks like Mahogonie, find job openings here.