When filling out an application at CPG the other day, Kashawn turned to me and asked me what qualities he had and what he was good at. Yes, he has muscle and can lift just as consistently as the other crew members, but those are not the qualities that first strike me. I replied:
1.”Your ability to see something’s wrong before it happens,” for it is often Kashawn who sees when a tub won’t fit through a doorway or if the pallet jack is cutting a corner too hard.
2. “You consistently show up to work.” This is one of the most important qualities an employee can have since the employer relies on his employees to be at a jobsite, and Kashawn has had nearly perfect attendance in the time he has been with us.
Like Vernon, Kashawn is working hard to find a stable job and provide for his daughter. He often talks about his daughter and swells with pride. He hopes to work in the construction field and eventually sees himself moving toward a managerial position because of his foresight in avoiding problems.