Meet Frank (Michigan)!
Frank works at McDonald's in Michigan, starting with cleaning and taking out the trash at McDonald's. Now he is cross-training on the grill and will learn to unload the trucks too!
What has been most HELPFUL for finding or keeping a job in the community?:
The help I got from Preferred to do applications and taking me to interviews. They also job-coached me when I started and when I learned the grill later.
What has been a CHALLENGE in finding or keeping a job in the community?:
It took so long, I had trouble being patient. I need a job close to home because I had trouble riding the bus.
Tell us in a few words or sentences why Employment First matters to you! Why do you work toward people with disabilities working? # Real Work for Real Pay?:
I am more confident now, not as anxious as when I was looking for work. I want to keep this job at McDonald's and work here forever! I don't want to be like other people and not call or show up!
Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month!