April 14, 2014
Fanon Best, retail associate for Gap Lakeshore in Oakland, California, shares his “do more” story and what the minimum wage increase means to him.
For me and my family, it’s another step toward being financially secure and giving us more options.
I have a 9 year-old-boy, so every dollar counts for both of us. With Gap Inc.’s decision to increase its U.S. minimum hourly rate, I can expect a raise come June.
When I first started working here three years ago, I just thought it’d be until I found a full-time job and then I would move on. But once you start, you realize that Gap Inc. has something special going on as far as the people they hire and the whole atmosphere of working here. The minimum wage increase is just another aspect of that.
I think it’s really cool that Gap Inc. is taking the initiative to take care of its employees, because it didn’t have to. There are a lot of companies out there that don’t treat their employees as well as the Gap does. I chalk that up to our “do more” attitude.