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(Daily Mail)   Up Both Ways In The Snow: Teenager spotted walking 10 miles in the snow to interview for $7-an-hour job is given work on the spot by a restaurant owner, for double the pay   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 108
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2013-02-26 09:04:53 AM
Man, it sure is dusty in here today.
 
2013-02-26 09:05:32 AM
just when i've all but given up on society, something like this happens.  damn, that is cool.
 
2013-02-26 09:06:06 AM
Nice to see people still care about others in this world and are willing to do the right thing.
 
2013-02-26 09:06:17 AM
Wow, just wow.  I was told once in New York back in the late '90's - "I wouldn't even bother getting out of bed for that kind of money", when I made an offer to a person with virtually no experience in IT for $42k.
 
2013-02-26 09:06:21 AM
Damn. That was a good story. Good for the kid on keeping his chin up and not immediatly blaming everyone else for what he has to deal with in life.
 
2013-02-26 09:06:25 AM
Why didn't he take the bus?
 
2013-02-26 09:07:11 AM
I like the cut of the kid's jib - and the guy who hired him.
(Do teenagers have jibs these days?)
 
2013-02-26 09:07:34 AM
good for him.
 
2013-02-26 09:07:52 AM
He was wearing shoes? I be the coddled snowflake felt right at home in that snow.
 
2013-02-26 09:07:54 AM
The owner has too much money, tax him higher so we can support welfare and low income subsistence.
 
2013-02-26 09:08:05 AM
That is how people from Louisiana do it. No matter where they live.
 
2013-02-26 09:08:09 AM

MNguy: Why didn't he take the bus?


The article states that the kid did not have the money for bus fare.
 
2013-02-26 09:08:24 AM

MNguy: Why didn't he take the bus?


FTFA: He didn't have enough money because his mother died and he was supporting his brothers/sisters
 
2013-02-26 09:08:52 AM
Very awesome.  I wonder though, what his existing minimum wage employees will think about him making double their salary for the same job when the novelty of this has worn off in a week or so.
 
2013-02-26 09:09:01 AM

oldfarthenry: I like the cut of the kid's jib - and the guy who hired him.
(Do teenagers have jibs these days?)


Only fat ones.
 
2013-02-26 09:09:06 AM
Wow...I'd completely given up on Indiana.

Maybe it's better than I remember
 
2013-02-26 09:09:12 AM

MNguy: Why didn't he take the bus?

/Didn't RTFA

Fixed that for you.
 
2013-02-26 09:09:33 AM

Fade2black: The owner has too much money, tax him higher so we can support welfare and low income subsistence.


0/10, for showing your true colors for being a douche in an inspirational (non-political) thread
 
2013-02-26 09:10:09 AM
Awfully snowy up here in Canada today.

( too cold for dust)
 
2013-02-26 09:10:37 AM
This is how you get a job. Not by sitting around and whining that "society" tricked you into racking up $100k in student loans so you could get that Art History degree.
 
2013-02-26 09:10:56 AM

Citrate1007: MNguy: Why didn't he take the bus?

FTFA: He didn't have enough money because his mother died and he was supporting his brothers/sisters


What, like $2.00?
 
2013-02-26 09:11:57 AM
 
2013-02-26 09:12:06 AM
Is there a reason he didn't walk west from his starting point to the diagonal road and take that instead of taking a much longer route?
 
2013-02-26 09:12:47 AM
Basic Human Decency FTW, with an assist from Drive and Determination.
 
2013-02-26 09:12:51 AM
Faith in humanity restored somewhat.
Cool story.  +1
 
2013-02-26 09:13:06 AM
Wouldn't it be great if it turned out he was just a terrible worker?
 
2013-02-26 09:13:28 AM
Awesome. I don't even like Cajun food, but if I lived in Indiana, I'd eat at this guy's restaurant as often as I could. Nice to know there are still good people out there.
 
2013-02-26 09:14:50 AM
Kid will make a great chef.
And he's got a good teacher already.
 
2013-02-26 09:15:09 AM
Yes, but did she walk uphill both ways?
 
2013-02-26 09:15:33 AM
So instead of full time he'll get half the hours thus reducing his pay by half? OR how long until the owner realizes he's paying him too much and lays him off?
 
2013-02-26 09:15:43 AM

chubby muppet: Wouldn't it be great if it turned out he was just a terrible worker?


That's probably why he was unemployed
 
2013-02-26 09:16:02 AM

Invisible Pedestrian: Is there a reason he didn't walk west from his starting point to the diagonal road and take that instead of taking a much longer route?


If I were him, I'd be stopping at every business along the way and filling out an application, I guess.
 
2013-02-26 09:16:34 AM
Jhaqueil?  You know with a name like that he'll be stealing from the place in no time.  I once hired one of these people at my small business and I won't make that mistake again.  Sure, there are some good ones like Denzel Washington, but I haven't met one.
 
2013-02-26 09:18:37 AM
He'll regret it
 
2013-02-26 09:21:30 AM
I really hope that this story doesn't turn out to be some fake viral BS thing.
 
2013-02-26 09:21:57 AM
The part about him getting his GED made me so happy.  Not having either a diploma or a GED was probably the main reason he had no job or money.  Volunteer sometime with a local GED program and you will realize how freaking rich you are, no matter how crappy you think you have it.
 
2013-02-26 09:32:59 AM
TFA: Struck by the 18-year-old's intense ambition

What is this "ambition" of what you speak? I have a right to a job at a "living wage".
 
2013-02-26 09:34:05 AM
...and he got fired for burning the roux already.  Remember folks, stir slowly and constantly or it will be ruined!
 
2013-02-26 09:34:43 AM

theflatline: That is how people from Louisiana do it. No matter where they live.


They walk 10 miles in the ice and snow?  What part of the bayou is that?
 
2013-02-26 09:35:11 AM

cherryl taggart: The part about him getting his GED made me so happy.  Not having either a diploma or a GED was probably the main reason he had no job or money.  Volunteer sometime with a local GED program and you will realize how freaking rich you are, no matter how crappy you think you have it.


so very true.
 
2013-02-26 09:35:15 AM

nitefallz: So instead of full time he'll get half the hours thus reducing his pay by half? OR how long until the owner realizes he's paying him too much and lays him off?


The amount of business the restaurant is going to get due to this story is easily going to offset what the owner is paying the kid.
 
2013-02-26 09:45:01 AM

oldfarthenry: I like the cut of the kid's jib - and the guy who hired him.
(Do teenagers have jibs these days?)


Most teenagers have the iJib.  If not, they're using the Android app "Jibbalibba".
 
2013-02-26 09:51:38 AM

Citrate1007: Fade2black: The owner has too much money, tax him higher so we can support welfare and low income subsistence.

0/10, for showing your true colors for being a douche in an inspirational (non-political) thread


Exactly the kind of jackass that never has worked for a living.  People with this black and white reality of "how it is" usually are trust fund babies whose parents put them through college where they partied and paid someone else to take their classes then come back home to some family business where they often run it into receivership if they aren't watched carefully.  They have no idea how "it is", apparently jealous of these nonexistent people that put forth less effort then themselves.
 
2013-02-26 09:52:39 AM
Nice guy,good food with free ice tea and unlimited sides..I stop by 2-3 times a month....Stay away from the Union Station location.
Horrible website but http://www.paparouxindy.com/
 
2013-02-26 09:53:52 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: TFA: Struck by the 18-year-old's intense ambition

What is this "ambition" of what you speak? I have a right to a job at a "living wage".


Meh. It sucks to be a teenager or in your 20's/early 30's these days. When I was a teenager in the 80's, you could walk in to a McDonald's or local mom and pop restaurant and get a job. And if you didn't show up hungover or drunk too often, you made some money and could learn some responsibility later on.

Nowadays if you're young, you have to be a song-and-dance monkey just to get anything. Pubish your resume on a candy wrapper, walk in the snow so someone will take pity on you, walk around in the heat handing out "hire me" buttons. It's more about begging for a job than actually applying for one as part of a business transaction. F*ck that. I'm glad I never had to put up with this BS, and my career turned out just fine.
 
2013-02-26 09:54:31 AM

MNguy: Citrate1007: MNguy: Why didn't he take the bus?

FTFA: He didn't have enough money because his mother died and he was supporting his brothers/sisters

What, like $2.00?


I take it you don't know much about being poor.  Anyway, yes, like $2.00.  He didn't have it.
 
2013-02-26 09:55:25 AM
2009 i put out and stopped counting after 500 resumes, i ran into a guy that same year who passed out 900 before he landed a job shoveling snow.

when i was putting out applications id be right behind someone filling out theres, and when i was ready to leave after filling out mine, there was someone behind me doing the same.

difficulty: canada.

i can only imagine wtf ppl go through in the states.

and to every politician to disconnected from the bottom or in denial about the state of the economy, the actual unemployment rate, not the % of ppl on unemployment, but the actual % of ppl unable to find work.

i present to you a solid and firm middle finger for stating things are getting better.
 
2013-02-26 10:00:43 AM
Daily Mail and The Blaze.

I'd be surprised if any aspect of this story is true, including the existence of Indiana.
 
2013-02-26 10:02:44 AM

ZeroPly: Nowadays if you're young, you have to be a song-and-dance monkey just to get anything. Pubish your resume on a candy wrapper, walk in the snow so someone will take pity on you, walk around in the heat handing out "hire me" buttons. It's more about begging for a job than actually applying for one as part of a business transaction. F*ck that. I'm glad I never had to put up with this BS, and my career turned out just fine.


It's pretty damn scary out there for people my age I'd hate to be 18 and starting out right now.

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2013-02-26 10:04:14 AM

MNguy: Citrate1007: MNguy: Why didn't he take the bus?

FTFA: He didn't have enough money because his mother died and he was supporting his brothers/sisters

What, like $2.00?


Yeah.  Some people  *don't* have $2 to spend on something that isn't food.   So they walk.

/you should be damn thankful that this sort of thing blows your mind
 
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