By: Patricia Seaton
I was introduced to College Pro Painters in a first year chemistry lecture. I remember a student came into the lecture hall advertising a job that offered the opportunity to “work outdoors, make lots of money and be your own boss”… at least those are the highlights of the 30 second announcement that I remember. I had worked at a golf course during my summers throughout high school earning minimum wage and had made nowhere near enough money to pay for university. Throughout the College Pro interview process, I was forewarned of the challenging road that lay ahead—by the general managers that interviewed me and by senior franchise managers that I contacted to gain insight into their experiences. I never thought twice about how “hard” this summer job might be, with plans to pursue professional school and the opportunity to become financially independent for the next school year, I had already made up my mind.