Guy walks 10 miles in the snow for a job interview.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Jobless Indiana teenager rewarded for long walk in the snow
    An unemployed teenager who embarked on a 10-mile walk through the snow for a job interview saw his dedication pay off after another restaurant owner, impressed with his work ethic, offered him a job at his business.

    Mark Hughes in New York 6:21PM GMT 26 Feb 2013

    Jhaqueil Reagan, 18, was walking to an appointment at Dairy Queen, a fast food chain, in Indianapolis, when he approached Art Bouvier to ask directions.Mr Bouvier, the owner of a Cajun restaurant, told the teenager that he was still about seven miles from his destination. “I said, 'You’d be better off on a bus especially in this weather.’

    He just said, 'Okay, thank you.’ And he kept going,” Mr Bouvier told local television station WLFI.
    Later the same morning, while driving to a coffee shop, Mr Bouvier saw Mr Reagan walking by the side of the road and offered him a lift.

    “I said, well how come you’re not on the bus?” Mr Bouvier said. “He said, 'I can’t afford the bus until I get a job.’
    “I’m thinking to myself, here’s a kid walking almost 10 miles in the ice and slush and snow for the hope of a job at minimum wage. That’s the kind of story your parents used to tell, my parents used to tell.”

    After dropping him off, Mr Bouvier asked for Mr Reagan’s phone number and later posted the entire story on his Facebook page, prompting a huge response. The story has been shared nearly 4,000 times and attracted hundreds of positive comments.
    That evening Mr Bouvier called Mr Reagan, who did not get the job he initially applied for, and offered him a job at his Papa Roux Cajun Cooking restaurant.

    Mr Reagan told local television stations that he had struggled to find work since he left school two years ago when his mother died. He completed his secondary education while caring for his siblings.

    Speaking about his new job, he added: “I’m really lucky I met him...He told me about it and I was just so surprised. I was awestruck. My heart’s just racing right now. I’m just too excited, just excited to start.”

    Mr Bouvier added: “The next time somebody hands me a sob story about needing money for this or that, because they really want to make their lives better... I hope to be able to introduce them to Jhaquiel.”
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    Jhaqueil Reagan's story has been shared nearly 4,000 times
  2. Mav88

    Mav88 stark contrast to the typical Obama supporter who walks 3 miles to destroy something. Democrats suck

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  3. This story reminded me of a guy I talked to a few years ago. He was from Mexico, he borrowed $1000 from his uncle to hire someone to get hm across the border into Texas. He walked the first 4 days eating beans and water the last day and a half only water. Once he got to his uncle's in West Texas he worked on a roofing crew for 8 days straight apx 10 to 12 hours a day in the hot Texas sun to pay off his debt. He worked the summer roofing and made some money before he was caught and deported back to Mexico. Talk about a work ethic. True story.
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    And if that worker embraced the US, was willing to learn English and swear to the flag, I would be perfectly fine trading him with some worthless government tit sucking "I'd rather stay home and collect a check" turd that we've got here. That ethic (the Mexican's) is what we need.
  5. He spoke perfect English, I didn't know he was from Mexico until he told me. You know what he did with the money he earned, he sent most of it back to Mexico to his Granddad to get some dental work done. From what these guys tell me the legal work to get a green card is overwhelming.
    When I was working in Miami a few years ago I was needing a place to rent for a few months, I was told by an elderly lady that her sister owned a condo in the same building and couldn't use it because her sister could not get a visa to stay at her condo that year. Seems this lady from Columbia who was wealthy, owned property in America, brought money in from her country to spend here, was red flagged because she came to America too often. She came often because she was wealthy and could afford it, and visit family, her sister became and American, she had nieces and grandchrildren who are American born citizens. And our government is so screwed up we keep rich old ladies out who spend money here. Crazy isn't it. But I did get a hell of a good deal on a bad ass condo while I was there.
    Seems congress should take a little less time off and fix some of the problems we have, it'd probably save tax dollars too. They are always bitching about the other side when there is lots that can be improved on that is apolitical.
  6. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Can't argue with any of that. My wife got her citizenship 2 years ago. With the exception of a battle I had with the IRS, that was the single most time consuming and expensive issue I have ever had to deal with. And she went through normal channels.
  7. Where is your wife from, if you don't mind my asking.
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Moscow, Russia. We met when I was there for a few years, so don't go thinking I ordered her in a magazine! :)
  9. ofthomas


    LMAO... but you knew that was going to be said as soon as you sprung up where she was from!!... :) glad to see you have a sense of humor.. :)
  10. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Because every time I tell people where she's from, you can just see it in their eyes. They try to hide a "aahhh, I see" type look. :)
    #10     Feb 28, 2013