Gautam worked at the Myer store in Warringah from November 2005 to July 2007 in retail, logistics and customer service. During that period, he received two awards in appreciation for his outstanding hard work. He is still friends with a number of his previous colleagues. The only reason why Gautam left, was to move from NSW to Queensland where he was offered a store manager position at the Nightowl convenience store on Albert Street, Brisbane City.