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Doncaster Employee Really Does Go Extra Mile

Thursday, 16 December 2010

For some of us our commute to work is a bit of a drag but spare a thought for Becca McEwan who endures a round trip of more than 800 miles just to get to work.

Becca works at Specsavers in Doncaster four days a week as an optical advisor, then heads home to Elgin in Scotland.

The 23 year-old relocated to Scotland in March when she married senior aircraftman Andy McEwan, who is based at RAF Lossiemouth, and has undertaken the mammoth journey to work ever since.

Becca continues to work at the Specsavers store and is completing a course to qualify as a dispensing optician. Currently halfway through the course, Becca brings new meaning to the term 'distance learning' as the course is through the Kent-based Association of British Dispensing Opticians College.

Covering the equivalent distance of Doncaster to Geneva when she travels to and from work, Becca makes the most of the time she spends on trains or planes by catching up on her course work.

Becca says: 'I've got great friends here in Doncaster and really enjoy working within the Specsavers team, plus I'm currently studying so it didn't make sense for me to leave - they're three big enough reasons to make the 800-mile commute worth it!'

Andrew Swallow, store director at Doncaster Specsavers, adds: 'Becca is an incredible asset to the store. Her dedication to her job, the team she works within and her studies is an example to everyone. We truly appreciate it when staff go the extra mile but to go the extra 800 is quite something!'



Issued by Beattie Communications on behalf of Specsavers

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