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Ian’s Story

Ian_oct_215pxlA car accident left Ian with permanent brain damage—damage that made it difficult for him to find work.

“No one would take a chance on me,” he said.

That is, until Goodwill hired Ian as a greeter at the store in Lexington, Tenn.

Since then, Ian has proven he can do just about anything. In addition to his greeter responsibilities, Ian plays a vital role in the weekly color rotation of merchandise. He is also responsible for keeping the book section organized.

“Working gives me a feeling of accomplishment and integrity,” he says. “I would do my job for free.”

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3 Comments
  • Marge Casteel
    Posted at 19:48h, 17 October Reply

    What is Ian’s wage? Is he below min.?

    • GiveIt2Goodwill
      Posted at 14:42h, 18 October Reply

      We don’t disclose individual employees’ compensation. However, all of our more than 2,000 employees are paid more than minimum wage.

  • Cathy Ethier
    Posted at 16:38h, 06 October Reply

    We absolutely LOVE Ian. When you walk in and see that smile, you can not help but smile back. He is such a joy to know. Love you IAN!!!!

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