Humans of Gliss Blog

Travis - Consistency is key

By Gliss  -  November 3rd, 2021
Travis, a person you can ALWAYS count on for a friendly smile and getting the hard work done.
 
Travis had very little stability in his life, he reported to us. He wasn’t sure how he was going to pay bills because he lacked consistent work and even said “I know what industries I want to work in but without direction, I have no idea how to start connecting with them.”
 
He was longing for a few things in life to feel successful but most of all, time with his family. Because of his lack of st

Josh - Needing to provide

By Gliss  -  November 3rd, 2021
Josh, a trustworthy employee with big plans and a bright future ahead. 
 
Josh’s story may resonate with a lot of you. He had a lot going for him, but after months of searching for jobs, he found nothing. 
 
“Job searching can be extremely overwhelming when you are trying to juggle life, home, a family, etc. Not to mention that you need money to maneuver through your days.” 
 
We met Josh when he was on month three of job searching during a season where there weren’t many options availabl

David - Incarcerated to Employed

By Gliss  -  November 3rd, 2021
Today we are highlighting David, an incredible member of the team here and a great example of dedication and determination. He wrote his story in to us and we feel that this one is best shared from his voice! 
“GLISS is one of the first employers I met with when I got out of prison for 67 months of a 96 month set. I was going to be attending college soon, and I needed a temporary income until the next term began. Little did I know that GLISS was going to become so much more in my life than a

Carey - Clean and Sober

By Gliss  -  October 6th, 2021

“If it wasn’t for me finding these people, I don’t think I would be who I am today – CLEAN AND SOBER”.

Meet Carey, a man full of integrity and grit who always gets the job done. 

*Normally we would write these on the behalf of the employees we interview, but Carey’s words have an impact that we just cannot replicate.*

“Before I joined GLISS, I was homeless and doing drugs. I did not really know what I wanted to do at that point and time in my life. I was in a bad relationship and just did no...

Melody - Hard Choices

By Gliss  -  October 6th, 2021

"I was hopeless, ashamed and felt like I was grasping at straws".

Melody, a reliable employee who shows up to work every single day.

That’s not a title she has always worn though. Melody, a lot like most of us, was lost at one point. She was jobless, stagnant, lacked confidence and had a new grandbaby coming quickly. Life is funny that way, when you feel down and out, it seems like around the corner is a push to keep you chugging along. Melody turned to multiple agencies to find the work she ...

Cheyanne - Keeping a Job

By Gliss  -  October 6th, 2021

"I've never been able to keep a job. For one reason or another, it always ends."

Cheyenne, a dedicated employee and exuberant teammate. 

As a lot of you reading this will relate to, Cheyenne found herself at the end of job, after job. She has heard every line in the book: "Our production has stopped due to what's going on in the world", "Budget cuts", "Dissolving departments", etc. 

When Cheyenne came to us, she was discouraged and only expecting another quickly expiring job - she was thorou...

Joann - Leap of Faith

By Gliss  -  October 6th, 2021

Joann, a person of integrity, positivity and reliability.

Two years ago, previous to her time at GLISS, Joann was working the grave shift for a janitorial company. If you have ever worked that shift, you know how straining it can be to push your body to function on a schedule opposite of its natural needs. She loved her coworkers, but was feeling the ultimate burnout. With the end of her contract looming, she was forced to make some quick decisions.

In July of 2019, Joann saw a hiring event a...

Chris - Establish Yourself

By Gliss  -  October 6th, 2021

"Homeless, trying to establish myself while pushing through sobriety - I've done a lot in my life, but that required my all." 

Chris, a grateful, trustworthy and dependable teammate who doesn't let anyone get left behind. 

There will be times in life where you have to give every single day your absolute everything to make it. These times are what shaped Chris into the amazing person, employee, and friend that he is today. Chris was needing to establish stability in his life quickly because th...

Andy - Fresh Start

By GLISS  -  October 6th, 2021

Andy, a valuable employee whose work ethic speaks for itself.

We met Andy earlier this year, shortly after he arrived into town. He was new here and had moved with just his close family. Can you imagine making a life change like that during a pandemic?

Andy opened up to us about being alone since moving out here and having no idea where to even begin. He did know that he wanted this fresh start to be worth it, and to feel like he was a contributing member of society. He feared that he may not...

Humans of Gliss

By Gliss  -  October 5th, 2021

It is with great pride that we have launched a new campaign today called #HumansOfGLISS. This campaign highlights the real people behind GLISS. They are fathers, mothers, friends, neighbors and strangers.

GLISS’s mission statement is “we create HOPE by providing opportunities for people”. Here we want to create the opportunity for the community to share their personal stories, struggles, triumphs and successes.

After all, we would be nothing without our employees. Each one brings a new opportu...

 


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