School: Union High School
Summer Job: Y.E.S. Lawn Care
Potential Career: Vet
Favorite Subject in School: English
This is Geraud’s 2nd year working for Y.E.S. Community Lawn Care. His friends recommended it to him last summer and he did it for the money at first but now he says there is much more to it than that. “We learn about God, go on college visits, go to the beach, learn from all the speakers that come in.”
What is your favorite part of your job? Meeting new people
What is the most important thing you’ve learned? Professionalism. When you’re cutting the grass and something happens that makes the customer angry, it may not have been you, but you need to show them respect and act professional.
How you could use those skills in the future? I think I might want to be a vet. Someone might come in worried with an injured pet and I would need to calm her down, show her respect and act professional.
What are some other skills you’ve learned here that will help you in the future? Chemical Bank taught us how to interview last year. They said it’s important to keep eye contact and not to be nervous.
What is your goal for this summer? I’ve always been named “Hardest Worker” on all of my sports teams and in school. I want to be known as the hardest worker here too.
Thanks to Geraud, Lindsey & Fred for sharing all of their experiences so far this summer!