Riding her bike to success at Jimmy John’s!

Meet Aimee, a 34-year-old individual working at Jimmy John’s in Rochester, Minnesota. Aimee works as a delivery driver, riding her bike all over downtown dropping off sandwich orders. In addition to deliveries, Aimee also makes sandwiches and stocks items throughout the store, like the cookies and chips. She’s coming up on her 3-year anniversary with Jimmy John’s in December.

Aimee is truly living the American Dream! She lives in a house with her boyfriend, their 4-year-old daughter and 2 dogs. Aimee used to be on Social Security, but now she works 40-45 hours a week and no longer needs any financial support. She even became her own guardian in January. When Aimee is not busy with Jimmy John’s, she participates in many Special Olympics sports, including: bowling, floor hockey, basketball, flag football and softball.

Recently Aimee’s bike was stolen while she was on a delivery run in Rochester. She handled the situation all on her own: calling the police to report the theft and walking to another bike store to get a replacement. She didn’t even miss work to find a new ride! Aimee was glad to get a replacement so quickly, as she will be riding her bike throughout the winter, just like she’s done the last two years. In fact, there tends to be even more delivery orders when it’s snowing!

“It means a lot to me to have a job,” said Aimee. “My job provides income to pay my bills and be able to buy things for my daughter.” One of Aimee’s favorite things about her job is her co-workers and the fact she asked for and received a raise earlier this year. She is extremely happy at Jimmy John’s and looks forward to working there well into the future.

Lisa Lundquist, Aimee’s job coach, has nothing but good things to share about her: “I am lucky to know Aimee. She is the go-to gal at Jimmy John’s! Aimee really knows how to handle herself and works hard to get what she wants out of life. The sky is the limit for her!” All of us at Opportunity Services are really proud of Aimee– we can’t wait to see how far she goes in the next 3 years!