Meet Jamel Gore. What a stand out team member. Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us!
“The nicknames I’ve gone by are all different in every warehouse, but the name on my Burris ID has never changed. My full name is Jamel Jaquan Gore and I am the Burris Success Story.
My story takes place about ten years ago in Bear, DE when I bought my first car. I found a Burris application in my glove box. I was 18 at the time and was ready to leave my current job, but had no clue where to go or what to do. So one day I filled out the application booklet and turned it in at the Burris New Castle location. I was hired within a week and was off to work at the Elkton, MD location.
In Elkton, I started off as an order selector with no experience on top of having no idea what a pallet jack, hi-lo, cherry picker, or a dockstocker looked like. Fast forward five years, I had become well rounded within Elkton. As a selector, I could operate a double pallet jack, triple pallet jack, sit-down forklift, hi-lo (reach truck/stand-up forklift), cherry picker (order picker) and a dockstocker. I was also a trainer for the new hires in shipping, part-time receiving and a lumper on Fridays. The biggest part of my growth within that 5 year time was learning about Burris and how every department was vital to the success of the company. While in Elkton, I had to grow a lot. On my journey, I had a lot of great mentors -John T., Steve(Stephen) C., Reggie T., Kyle K., John G., and Corey S. just to name a few.
Fast forward 3 years later. I continued to grow but in a new Burris location. I transferred to Burris Orlando and worked as a selector for two accounts. I also worked in Sanitation, Inventory, and for the hiring team. The Orlando Burris family took me in and enhanced my growth and confidence with their support and love while I was 900 miles away from my family.
Today, I am the Sanitation Supervisor and have a new family in Burris Atlanta. While under the leadership of my now friends, brothers, and mentors Victor Smith Sr. and Dallas Brown, I have 16 certification and a team that supports my vision.For everyone looking to move up in Burris and in life, keep aiming and striving to achieve your goals and never be afraid to fall. That’s the way to see true growth.”