Jhaqueil Reagan, 18, has grit.
Last week, he was walking to a job interview in Indianapolis--ten miles, through the snow. A local restraurant owner met him on the journey, learned what he was doing, and saw the potential for a great employee. He promptly offered Reagan a job:
Reagan was spotted by a local restaurant owner last Friday walking 10 miles to a job interview for a cashier position at a local thrift store. When the restaurant owner, Art Bouvier, realized the trek Reagan was willing to make, he hired him on the spot for an entry-level position at his Papa Roux restaurant.
“I have employees who can’t get here to work on time even though they have cars and very comfortable houses,” Bouvier said. “Here’s a kid who planned his morning to walk three hours and 10 miles in the snow just for an interview.”
“If you’ll do that, you’ll definitely show up for work on time so I thought, ‘Yeah, I want you,’” he said.
One of Bouvier's customers heard Reagan's story and gave him thirteen one-month bus passes so that Reagan won't have to walk to work.