Hello my name is Ian! I have been working for Gulfstream Goodwill for over 5 years now at the Saint Lucie County rest area as the rest area attendant. I started my career with Gulfstream Goodwill in October of 2014. Before working for Gulfstream Goodwill, I worked at Cottage Grill restaurant in Port Saint Lucie as a dishwasher and busser. The road getting to Goodwill was hard. The last job I had was very difficult. It was very demanding physically and it was taking a toll on my feet. Plus I was having family problems that were very serious, and it affected my work at the restaurant. So I had to leave the job, and start looking for another job. I tried looking for a new job on my own for a year. That was a long process. I was out of work for about a year until I got help with resume writing and interview skills that helped me land the position. It helped with building confidence and being positive.
Working for Gulfstream Goodwill Industries has given me a stable income, with which I purchased my first new vehicle on my own. Thanks to all of the people who have helped me. I have become responsible in paying my own bills and being positive in everything I do. I would like to become more efficient at my job and hopefully someday I can become a lead at my location. I feel change is great, and working as a team is very important for all of us.