Ben & Jerry’s and Greyston Bakery have been working together for almost 30 years. But this spring, our ice cream makers and their brownie bakers met for the first time.Read More
Lead Operator, packing room
Time at Greyston:
In Lisa's Own Words:
There aren’t that many women here. We’re outnumbered. When I first started here, it was just me and this other girl for the longest time, sticking it out with the men. We do a man’s job, you know? What they do, we can do even better.
Greyston offers advancement and I’m hoping to become a supervisor. I know the ins and outs of this place. I’ve been around, I’ve learned a lot and I know how to do a lot of things, you know? I’ve got an upper hand on a lot of stuff. I hope to move up in the ranks. I plan on sticking around for a little while.
I’ve met a lot of nice people here at this bakery. We have a good time together. We work, we laugh and play. It’s like a new family. Not like a blood family, but it’s totally different. It’s awesome.
Some people here, they stayed in trouble a lot, and they talk about how Greyston gave them a job. They have an outlook on a better future. They don’t have to go back to the way they were living. Some may say it saved their life.
PathMaking is a Greyston philosophy. It means to set some goals to try to do something different, like to move on and make things better for yourself. Go for a higher position, go to school, learn another trade, don’t stay stuck right where you’re at. You can always do more, you can always do better.