William isn’t going to relax because his career is just the beginning. His experience with Cara and Cleanslate has taught him anything is possible.
“When the COVID-19 pandemic began, I was working as a porter in a parking garage. When the Stay at Home Order started, and people stopped parking in my garage, I was laid off. I spent the next five months collecting unemployment. It was challenging for me to be at a standstill, unsure of what was going to happen the next day.
“I first learned about Cleanslate while I was waiting for a bus in South Shore. Someone stopped to ask the nearby Cleanslate crew member cleaning the the street about the company he worked for. I was really interested in all of the opportunities he described, so I joined the conversation and asked for Cleanslate’s number. I called and got set up to start orientation shortly after.
“My first day came and I was really excited to get back to work. Initially, I was worried about whether I would be able to keep up with the crew, as they all seemed so determined to get the job done in a timely manner.
A photo of William from our virtual interview
“But I surprised myself with how well I managed my time and paid attention to detail. I’m an energetic and fast learner, so I picked up how to be a team player, work efficiently, and never give up. Our Crew Chiefs motivated and encouraged me, which took some of the pressure off that I had put on myself. My confidence has really grown since day one.
“Joining Cleanslate brought light back into my life. I felt stuck, waiting to get called back to my old job. Now, I’m reaching for new opportunities with the help of Cara’s Corporate Account Managers who are helping me launch my career in the medical field.
“The last couple of months have taught me that I have to keep moving forward. Cara and Cleanslate helped me see that anything is possible as long as you don’t quit. My dream is to work in a hospital helping people, and I’m grateful to have a community supporting me while I work to achieve this goal.”