In celebration of Pride month, we’re spotlighting team member Daniel Jaimes to learn more about what being part of the LGBTQ+ community means to him and how Wingstop encourages him to be bold in his flavor every single day. Check out his story below!
Q: Tell us about yourself!
Hi! I’m Daniel Jaimes and I am the Guest Experience Specialist for the Ops Integration Team! I am pursuing a degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management from UNT Dallas, but I’m currently enjoying some much-needed summer downtime with friends and pups.
Q: How does Wingstop’s culture enable you to bring your full self to work?
A: I am truly honored to work for a company that celebrates diversity and all types of flavors. I can say with all honesty that I’ve never felt uncomfortable being myself at Wingstop, even from my very first interview.
One of the key pillars of the Wingstop Way is to be AUTHENTIC. That is absolutely reflected in all team members. Everyone here
Q: What is your advice for others looking to get into this field?
A: Network, network, network! I feel like the service industry is a small world. Everyone knows everyone because they’ve crossed paths at some point. So be nice, learn, and make sure to put your name out there!
Q: What does part of the LGBTQ+ community mean to you?
A: Being part of the LGBTQ+ community means being accepted for who I am, not having to prove or label myself.
Q: How can others be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community?
A: You don’t have to march in a parade or cover yourself in rainbows to support other LGBTQ+ members. It can be as simple as listening. Talk to someone in the community about their experience and struggles. If you don’t know someone or don’t feel comfortable asking, then read about some of the trailblazers in the community and the impact they’ve had on cultural and political issues. I think even just a little bit of knowledge, understanding, and empathy can go a long way.