RAK lands unemployed man his dream job
Johannesburg - Maxine Gray is a hero to many South Africans, but today, no one is more grateful to her than just one person is. Her random act of kindness (RAK) has changed a man's life forever.
If it weren't for her proactive stance in posting to Facebook about the tenacity of Mokete Johannes Mampshika, who stood at a Sandton intersection with his CV on hand, he might not have broken the chain of unemployment and landed himself a job.
On the 18th of June, Ms. Gray took a picture of Mr. Mampshika's CV and posted a call to action to all her followers. It read: "This lovely young man stands at the robot by Grayston and Rivonia and hands out his impressive and professional CV - all he needs is an opportunity! I have a full copy of his CV which I can email to anyone that might be able to give this man a job! He is well spoken and so proactive in his approach to find a job - let's give this man a chance! Please share and spread the word!"
Her humble request was all it took for more than 2,000 people to spread the word. And, true to the goodness in many people's hearts, Mr. Mampshika was offered several jobs.
Today, Ms. Gray took to Facebook once again, to report back that Mr. Mampshika had landed himself his dream job.
He posed at the intersection where hope no doubt waxed and waned, with a new message of his success.
In her message this afternoon, Ms. Gray wrote: "...his words to me were.. "from the bottom of my heart I say thank you for being concerned and for helping me through my hardships. It is time to prosper and build a better life and career".
Editor's note: Here's to you, Ms. Gray and to the many who will now be alert to how small gestures can lead to big changes.
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