He didn't even have to wait a week standing in the rain on the side of the road asking for a job.
David Cowgill's proactive job search has landed him a job.
He is now working for Kumeu-based plumbing, drainlaying and gasfitting company Water FX 2002 Ltd after owner Mike Baker saw him with his sign on the district's main road.
"We're really busy at the moment. He's doing a labouring job and loving it."
Mr Baker says he's been impressed with his new staff member from Kumeu as he's a nice guy who genuinely wants to work.
"The feedback from the boys is he's a hard worker - that's all you can ask for from an employee. He fits in well and adds a sense of maturity to the company."
Mr Baker says when he first stopped to offer him a job "starting tomorrow" he got a pleasant surprise.
"Are you for real?" asked Mr Cowgill, who was encouraged by the human faith of people who stopped, smiled, waved and tooted to him.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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