For a worker who has worked for a regular company all his or her life, the idea of working for an adapted company can be a daunting prospect. How will the interactions go? Will I feel like I belong? After all, novelty can bring uncertainty and generate fear.
That’s why we’d like to share with you the point of view of an experienced employee holding a regular position with an adapted company.
Michael Bergeron, manager of the Quebec City plant, has been working with Société VIA workers for several years now.
Talking about his experience in an adapted company, he tells us:
“Being in contact with people with functional limitations on a daily basis reduces prejudice and removes taboos. After a while, you can’t tell the difference, they’re just colleagues at the end of the day. It’s rewarding for everyone to share very positive work experiences.
In my relations with my colleagues, I’ve never seen myself as a boss. I’m a collaborator who unites everyone’s strengths to move forward in a common direction that makes everyone satisfied with their achievements.
There are a number of advantages to working in an adapted environment. We work on the well-being of the individual, it’s a very human cause. Naturally, it feels like we’re doing something right. In itself, it gives you a sense of pride on a daily basis.
There’s no need to fight to get points for benefits or better work-life balance. The very foundation of this organization is people-centered”.
We urge anyone who puts well-being at work and the value of people at the heart of their priorities to experience working for an adapted company.
So many great moments await those who head there!