You might have last read about Eddie Pope in February where he shared that one of his goals was to be a cashier.
Eddie exemplifies the path to employment for many young people with disabilities. After graduating high school, he was attracted to the structure and training offered in Easterseals’ packaging facility, and he enjoyed the variety of tasks and the people there. After three years, Eddie was ready for the next challenge. With his energetic personality and experience, he was offered a position in Easterseals’ Work and Grow program, a blend of paid work and recreational activities in a community setting.
Well, not even one year later he has been promoted to a cashier position about Starbucks! He truly is an example of the idea that if you work hard, you really can accomplish anything!
When asked about the position, he replied joyfully “I was recommended for the position a year ago and a year later I got it!” It turns out that when the original piece he had been written, he was already in the talks of getting a promotion. He was given a pay increase sharing that he does not know how much it was for but he has noticed that his paychecks have gone up! “I think its $15, but I’d have to check!”
“I felt great, I was so happy I got the position, I was so happy” gleefully exclaimed Eddie when asked about it.
You can hear the pride in his voice when he continued to share that he was so happy.
Although Eddie was just recently promoted to cashier, he had one more goal of being a cashier at Starbucks.
He applied 2 weeks prior and then only 1 week later they reached out to him saying he had gotten the position. “Hold up, that was so quick!” He is excited to start his new journey at Starbucks!
We are so proud of you Eddie and cannot wait to see the wonderful things you will accomplish over the course of your life!