For Crystal Nichols, trying something new meant getting her first job.
For Crystal Nichols, earning her first paycheck was a proud moment.
The Newark 24-year-old recently began working at McDonalds on 30th Street in Newark.
A self-described people person, she’s enjoyed greeting customers and showing them how to order using the new kiosks in the restaurant.
Crystal participated in the day program at KICKS for many years and has a strong support system there. But she decided she was ready for a new experience and began applying for jobs.
Although she was nervous about the interview process, she was excited when McDonalds offered her a position.
Now she’s working six days a week, with plans to save her money to purchase an Apple watch.
Ultimately, her goal is to gain some experience to eventually get a job working with children.