March 25, 2014
Nneka Landry, a customer experience supervisor with Banana Republic #8035 In San Francisco, shares her story on what “doing more” means to her.
This job has given me a kind of stability that I didn’t even know was possible.
Before joining the Gap Inc. family two years ago, I was on a fixed income, raising twins as a single mom while working in retail for other clothing stores. And when I say family, it’s because there’s a difference between those other jobs and this company—they just do more for you here.
What really blew me away was the fact that people here care about you. They actually care about you as a person. If you’re overworked, or struggling or going through something in life, they’re here for you.
When I heard about our company’s plan to raise the U.S. minimum wage for employees, I thought it was crazy in the best way possible. In this economy and with the higher cost of living, to raise the minimum wage above what the standard is today? That’s incredible.
But that’s Gap Inc. Because of this job, I’m not only working in a field I love—fashion—but I’m also able to maintain my life and even take my kids on vacation when I can. It’s been great, absolutely fabulous and I do believe this is the company I will likely retire from.