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Larry Sanderson was in a temp job, living in a rough neighborhood, and unable to afford a car before he found a job — and purpose — at Penn Waste eight years ago.
Larry Sanderson “wasn’t in the best life situation.” He worked a temp job at a printing company, lived in a neighborhood that struggled with crime, and couldn’t afford a car.
He saw Penn Waste was hiring a full-time sorter and thought it might be his opportunity to change his life.
Eight years later, he feels like he’s a different person.
That job let to numerous promotions, from sorter to control room technician to being a lead person, where he assists the management team by monitoring machines and ensuring work is completed each day.
“This is the type of industry where it’s the small things that matter,” Larry says. “I have to pay attention to the sounds or visuals on a machine because if something goes down, it’s a big deal. I really pride myself on the attention to detail.”
Larry goes home at the end of each day tired, but knowing he has a job to return to tomorrow helps him rest easy.
While he’s grown personally since he started at Penn Waste — eventually moving to a different neighborhood and buying a car, among other things — he also feels a responsibility to educate people on recycling.
“A lot of people complain about the climate and global warming, but every day when I clock in, I make a difference,” he says. “We help the environment every day by what we do.”
‘I found peace of mind’
Larry admits that life is good these days. But, he says, he’s not done growing.
He’s working hard to earn his next promotion as shift supervisor. And he is grateful for the better life he’s found through a consistent paycheck, health benefits, and the assurance of a retirement plan.
“I didn’t just find a job here; I found peace of mind,” Larry says. “The impact I see in my personal life was the best thing that could have happened to me.”
The original story can be found here – https://ouryorkmedia.com/stories/york-man-changed-his-life-after-finding-career-at-penn-waste/?fbclid=IwAR2rcKpAtJffEhKdlWWKtJ5KRNZnldqhOznHBMGAobuHgWjQMPWHE-tR2W8