Thank you Thomasina for sharing this Good Outcome with us! Here’s her story in her own words.
It was a year ago, when I visited CHOICE, desperately needing a full time position and more money or I was going to lose my apartment within a week. I met with the Jobs Program Administrator Rudy Borges and told him of my situation. While sitting with him in a conference room, I looked him in the eyes and said, “Look if you can’t help me please don’t blow smoke up my *ss, tell me the truth and I’ll try to find another way.” Mr. Borges looked back into my eyes and said, “It’s not going be easy but if you meet me half way and keep all your appointments we can give it a great shot.”
We scheduled an appointment for the next week and in the same day, we updated my resume, applied for job openings (while going over interviewing tips) and I started to feel confident about actually making this happen.
Mr. Borges was kind and patient but firm on what I needed to work on. He gave me hope and I felt it wouldn’t be long that I’d be working.
We scheduled a morning intensive service meeting and we applied for an opening at Allied Barton. I wasn’t confident we’d get an interview because they are one of the largest security companies but Rudy told me anything is possible. So we applied.
They called me back for an interview the NEXT DAY! After my second interview, I walked out of the building with my uniform and ID and a Full Time position.
One year later I finally visited Rudy to thank him in person. I’m grateful for Rudy and CHOICE of New Rochelle for giving me hope and helping me find my job.
I’m doing well in my position and was recently recognized for doing a great job.