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Posted by on September 15, 2014 - 2 Comments
Justice at Hewn

Justice at Hewn

I work at Hewn. I started in August, to practice my workplace skills in order to help me find future jobs. Hewn makes “hand forged artisan bread” and is located a couple stores down from No Boundaries. No Boundaries is a program that I attend during the day to work on my workplace skills and learn to better communicate with others.  It is the perfect location for me. My job at Hewn is to water the flowers and sweep the parklet which is outside of the store. It is an area outside the store that has seating and has lots of flowers and plants.

I use a picture board when I work at Hewn. The board has pictures of the tasks I need to complete and the order that I need to complete them.  I review the board weekly to help me remember what I need to do. I like to bring the picture board with me when I go to work. I meet different people at my job, and the staff I work with is very nice.  My favorite thing to do there is sweep the parklet.  I like being outside that’s why sweeping is something I really like to do. I’m so happy about this job, and I’m learning many new skills. I have learned the staff’s names, how to sweep and water flowers. Also, I’m learning how to talk to people and introduce myself better.  I enjoy working there and it is good practice for my next job.  I think other people would like working at Hewn too.

I have always wanted to work in a candy store.  I like helping costumers pick out what they want. At a candy store I would help the customers pick out the candy, weigh their bag and give samples.  Working at Hewn helps me prepare for my next job. I am learning to work independently and do what I need to get done.

What type of job do you have? Are you gaining workplace skills?

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About The Author

This article was written by our No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life participant Justice.



Matthew says:
Sep 15, 2014

Wow thanks is so great to hear that good job and good luck at a new work place

Jennifer Peters says:
Sep 26, 2014

I love the collaboration among all the wonderful businesses in the Evanston community!

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