Paul was selling residential windows in Detroit six years ago, but the recession clouded his ability to see a future for himself in that hard-hit city. So, he packed his van with his belongings and moved to Nashville.
“When the housing market went south, so did I,” he explained.
But his first five months in the Music City had him singing the blues. Paul applied for job after job with no luck, and his money was running out. His brother, father and grandmother died during the same short period.
“It was a difficult part of my life,” he said.
Then, despite never having worked in retail before, he filled out an application at Goodwill.
“It’s the best decision I’ve made in the past 10 years,” he said.
Paul was hired as the sole processor for the Hermitage Goodwill store. As the store gained