For coffee lovers, Marc Thomas could be one of the most important people in their lives! Marc is responsible for keeping the coffee hot and ready to go as customers stop and grab their morning cup of joe at the Royal Oak 7-11 store.
Marc has been working there for several months and he loves it! He is so popular that when his mom drops him off at work in the morning, customers are already greeting him with a warm hello before he even gets in the store!
For many years he worked on a supported employment mobile crew in which he had good success, however some issues with his memory often required several prompts and reminders. So he and
his support circle talked about trying something different. With the help of his Independent Supports Coordinator and the Judson Center, Marc re-connected with Michigan Rehabilitation Services to help him look for a job. Shortly after that, he found employment a mile from his home and he’s been happy and successful ever since. He has learned his job so quickly that he doesn’t need constant support and his boss is very impressed with his initiative and positive attitude. Marc says he is very happy and proud to wear his 7-11 shirt and help customers with starting their day off right!