Man Begging For Cash Is Offered Job, The Minute He Rejects It Business Puts Up Sign Going Viral
Katie Mooney 7/6/2017
To be without a home, begging for money from passing cars, and sleeping on the concrete floor of the filthy streets - most of us couldn't even fathom the thought of this life. But sadly, for many Americans this is a day-to-day reality.
For those without a home, there is no reaching into the refrigerator when you're hungry, climbing into a warm bed at the end of the day, or picking up the phone to call a loved one when you could use a friend. Life for the homeless is unpredictable, painful, and lonely.
A panhandler in Brighton, Michigan recently caught people's attention after a stint with a local dealership.
Apparently, in an attempt to help the homeless man holding a cardboard sign on the street, some employees from the nearby Honda dealership made him an offer many people couldn't refuse.
The employees offered the gentleman a job which would pay him $10.00 per hour. But, as it turns out, it was an offer that this man could refuse - and he did.
Facebook/Morgan Rae Holt
After the job offer refusal, the employees felt compelled to post a red sign on the property of the dealership - a notice would which ultimately cause a bit of heated debate on social media.
In close proximity to where the homeless man would stand, a poster was hung by the dealership employees. The sign read:
"Please Do Not give anything to this Panhandler. We offered him a full-time job at $10.00/HR He said: "I make more than any of you" and he did not want the job. please donate to a more worthy cause"
The response to the gentleman's refusal of the job has certainly sparked some debate on Facebook...
Facebook/Morgan Rae Holt
Some people posted comments such as,
"$10.00 an hour is not enough. It's 2017 people not 1990."
"I was homeless for 3 years and could not get a job. I never asked for money, the way people looked at me for hunting bottles and cans showed me how people really are I have since helped 5 homeless people get on their feet."
As they say, there are always two sides to every story. Other readers came back with a different take on the panhandling situation,
"Thank you for doing this. So sick of seeing this fraud do this day in and day out for the last year! It about time he's exposed."
"Sad this happens, and yes it makes it difficult for the people who are really down on they're luck and need a handout now and then. Good for the Car dealership."
It was reported that the car dealership employees refused to comment further on the incident, and that the sign has since been taken down.
Sources: Click On Detroit FB Image Credit: Facebook/Morgan Rae Holt, Facebook/Morgan Rae Holt