Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Best Buy Finds a Dream Employee
JACKSON, Mich. -- Jackson High student Phil Woodard is every retail store manager's dream.
He is a reliable and witty 18-year-old who is blessed with a keen sense of humor.
On Saturday mornings, he engrosses himself in up to a dozen computers at a time as part of a work-study program, making sure Best Buy customers have ready-to-use products, often configured to their personal needs and updated with the latest antivirus software.
"It's amazing to see what he can do, and I'm learning new things all the time," Geek Squad Agent Eric Nelson said. "I've seen things he can do that I never knew he could or expect him to do; like he works on all sorts of electronics."
One reason Nelson didn't know what to expect is because Woodard is autistic.