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REES Workplace of the Month

Toys R Us , is the REES Workplace of the month.

Toys R UsTwo things struck me about Franklin when I first met him, One was his seemingly boundless enthusiasm. This young guy projected energy, friendly and upbeat, smiling, lit up like a 100watt bulb. The other thing I noticed was his feelings about work. Franklin was coming off a recent layoff when he came into my office. A local business had closed and he had been let go after experiencing the good and bad of life in the working world.

For every success; getting awards, performance reviews, and compliments from customers he had experienced taunts, bullying, and frustration trying to do the best job he could in a group of peers that really couldn’t care less about the “work” they did. Here was a guy committed to working hard, learning as much as he could so he could help pay his way home and start his career path. Like most, he had his moments of uncertainty and fear in the YEP Program, but unlike most, he wears his feelings on the outside. Franklin continued to be enthusiastic in the program and in discussions, he managed to bring a high degree of focus to the materials and stayed on track.

Franklin made great progress in his confidence, his presentation, creating marketing tools and interview prep with little extra assistance. I didn’t see him taking a long time to find work, his personality and work ethic would be an asset to any organization willing to take the time to develop that enthusiasm into an ideal employee. Franklin secured a position with Toys R Us just prior to the December holiday crush and was kept on after the season ended and has made his way now one year later.


-Article written by Antony Smith (REES Youth Employment Project YEP)

Congratulations to Toys R Us

Visit their website http://www.toysrus.ca/



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