posted on Sep, 29 2014 @ 10:53 PM
I did an experiment today using a cardboard sign. Instead of asking people for their money I asked them for a job. I started doing this today around 2
and by 4 o'clock I was working on someone's backyard.
So this beg's the question.... What would you call someone like this?
This isn't the illegals hanging around home depot looking for work, this is actually going onto a street corner where you would usually find beggars
or pan handlers. And holding up a sign that say's
"WILL YOU HIRE ME?????"
On the back I wrote the following:
"I DON'T WANT YOUR $$.
I NEED A JOB.
FOOD IS APPRECIATED.
A JOB IS THANKFUL."
On the money sign I did it in a fashion where it was circled and crossed out. I also wrote a www and circled it and crossed it out. I don't want to
be treated like an android and going onto a website to "apply." I want to talk directly to these people. I wanted a job to do...
I had several people offer me money. I shook my head and pointed at the sign that says I don't want your $$. Within 10 minutes of some people they
actually brought me food. Burgers, sandwiches, candy, soda, water. I had been handed two business cards and told to call a number by another. But I
didn't want to do that. It seems so inhuman. I was happy that these people would go out of their way to feed me but what I really wanted was a job.
It wasn't until later in the day that someone actually picked me up to do some yard work. He ended up paying me 40 bux for the day and I am going
back tomorrow to finish out the yard for another 40.
The experiment proved me wrong. I didn't think anyone would hire me at all. But now that I have done something with this it prompted me to nick name
What would you call someone like this? It is obviously not panhandling. And hired help only makes sense in the business world when you work under the
table for a company. So I was wondering what nick names you guys could come up with and why you would call someone that?
The best answer I could come up with is a "Nick" - Transitive Verb: 'in the Nick of time.' Or 'to catch at the right point or time.'
My real first name is Nick... And it seemed so ironic that I was able to get someone to hire me at a point where I really needed money. And the other
person didn't have time to do his yard work himself. I figured using this definition to define someone's job profession is to be a nick could be
socially acceptable and easy to remember.
Can you guys come up with something better?