When you first got a job, was it tough to find? Chances are, you had an easier time than Tom Stephens, a 23-year-old British man who spent the past FIVE years hunting for a paying gig--and now, finally has one.
Stephens, who was born with cerebral palsy, sent out hundreds of job applications and says he was asked to interview for only about 50 of those positions. Becoming frustrated with his search, he went to an employment agency, where we was referred to Asda, one of the largest grocery store chains in the U.K. The company asked him to be part of an eight-week training program, and he now works directly with customers in checkout lines.
"It's just amazing," Stephens told ABC News of finally getting hired. "It was a long hard fight and being rejected so many times affected me. It made me less confident, but I'm finally happy that I've gotten behind it. I now have friends and I look forward to waking up every day."
We salute you, Tom! Best of luck in your new role.
Effort pays off (literally!) After 950 applications over the last 5 years, this man with CP got a job at a supermarket!Posted by Cerebral Palsy Foundation on Monday, December 28, 2015
Effort pays off (literally!) After 950 applications over the last 5 years, this man with CP got a job at a supermarket!
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