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Greystone Bakery in Yonkers, New York, has an open-hiring policy that invites residents to apply regardless of social status. your immigration status, criminal records, drug records, or even prior work experience is not the focus, so much as sincerity, dedication, and a strong work ethic is. this bakery churns out 30,000 pounds of delicious brownies ob a daily basis for Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, as well as for the grocery aisles at Whole Foods.
Greystone Bakery’s social-justice policy was founded on the philosophy of Bernie Glassman, an aeronautical engineer who went from expanding the physical knowledge of the skies to expanding the horizons of the self and ind by becoming a Buddhist monk. Glassman founded the bakery in 1982, and has been an inspiration to employees ever since.
Critics have also expressed consternation about the bakery having felons for employees, a concern which Brady is keen to dissolve. “We don’t think about it that way,” he says. “We think about it in a way that, whoever it is that’s going to be coming through those doors deserves the same opportunity as someone else. And to place judgement on that person because they might have been a felon would skew our opportunity to perhaps find a very good employee.”
originally posted by: rickymouse
It's good to give people who get out of prison a job but I am not sure that a bakery is the best place. They could get their hand in the cookie jar there.
originally posted by: peasprout
Problem is that once you have a record people become suspicious of you action and intentions. Plus you don't know why they were in prison (was the crime they committed an accident, you don't know the surrounding facts to draw a conlusion or make a judgment)
If I was the owner even if I wanted to give them a second chance I ll be terrified they just wanted to f**+ me over
Hope it makes sense