Confidence to Begin Again
“Even my loved ones have noticed the difference that the program at DI has made in my life.”
A referral from my bishop to Deseret Industries made it possible for me to begin again. I had plenty of job experience, but because of some bad choices, I was without a job. I was very down on myself, and desperately needed help to regain my confidence and self-esteem. I found the love and support I needed from my fellow associates, my wonderful job coach, and all the managers at Deseret Industries.
I have never met another set of people as committed to helping others create new job skills or rebuild confidence the way they did with me. The staff is dedicated to helping anyone who strives to reach their potential. I practiced my office skills by helping in the accounting office with cash reconciliations, answering phones, and handling store donation pickups. This gave me the boost I needed to overcome my self-doubt. I was also moved quickly into being a team leader, where I was responsible for a handful of associates. While we priced items, we helped one another meet company standards and strengthened one another emotionally. What I was left with was that I was not only an excellent employee, but that I am a good person.
Deseret Industries made it possible for me to go back to college, where I entered the advanced placement program to receive an administrative assistant technical certificate. I now have a new determination to pursue my education in a career that I enjoy.
Even my loved ones have noticed the difference that the program at DI has made in my life. I look forward to a new chapter in my life—one full of success and happiness.
“I found the love and support I needed from my fellow associates, my wonderful job coach, and all the managers at DeseretIndustries.”
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