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Today, a man came in to apply at my restaurant. He seemed charismatic, kind, knowledgeable, and friendly. Later, when I went to call him to extend a job offer, I noticed he had written "ask for me" under his number. The number belongs to a homeless shelter. But I’m gonna take a risk and hire him anyways. MMT

#2770 (18) - Dec 2, 2009 by Chef - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (11225) - No, that made me sleepy. (159)


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Yes, what a great decision! You can be the beginning of a new life for this man!

Coincidentally, this post also made me think of http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/12/01/horvath.homeless.website/index.html - it's too easy to forget that homeless people are people, too. Often, they are people who simply need a chance to escape from their current situation. Thank you for giving this man a chance.

This made me smile. Thank you for taking a chance on someone. :D

I've neen homeless, so I know how difficult it can be. Thank you for giving him a chance.

Humans are humans until they die, however they may live.

what makes me think is that you say 'im going to take a risk and hire him'. why is it a risk to hire a person who lives in a homeless shelter??? i've lived in several shelters in my short 25 years. I've worked since i was 14 doing administrative work. I've never been fired from a job. still a risk?

i think there exists the stereotype that homeless people are homeless because they are shifty, unreliable, drug-addicted, etc. For something so ingrained in the mind, it can feel like a huge risk to hire someone homeless. But i think it's wonderful.

Good for you! Thank you.

Good for you! Thank you.

Thank you for being a wonderful person. I hope it works out well for both you and the homeless man

you are a good person. thank you for giving him a chance.

Good for you-we all deserve a chance and clearly he is trying to better himself but needs the help of someone like yourself todo so-not to mention his attitude made him stand out. There are so many people who try and apply for jobs that are total pills-good for you.

Thank you. For giving us a chance.

Thank you for giving him a chance, you are a wonderful person!!!

Thank you for giving him a chance, you are a wonderful person!!!

realmente me hizo sonreir, espero que sea una buenisima experiencia y mas gente pueda seguir tu ejemplo! muchos saludos

if you haven't read trampanon i suggest it. go to google images search it and look for large. read it all and prepare to cry (seriously have a box of tissues nearby for the end)

you are a good person , thank you

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