Aussie man uses sandwich board to advertise for job!

December 23rd, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Dec 23 (ANI): An Australian man, who had been looking for a job for quite some time, found a unique way to advertise for job sandwich board.

Fortunately Brett Harris idea worked, scoring him three jobs in 45 minutes.

Brett Harris caught the eye of passing motorists earlier this month as he stood by a major highway wearing a sign painted with the words “NEED JOB”.

“Got three offers in 45 minutes - that’’s a job every 15 minutes,” News.com.au quoted Brett, as saying.

Brett revealed this was the first time he”d resorted to roadside promotion, but it was preferable to signing up for the dole or joining job agencies.

“Going to these job centres is a waste of time … I”ve never got a job from a job service. My way of thinking, if you”re broke and you need some money, you get off your arse and work, Brett said.

Although Brett found it uncanny as he first donned his handmade creation and stood at the intersection of Stuart Highway and Roystonea Ave, on the edge of Palmerston, he immediately gained confidence after some motorcyclists bucked him up.

“I thought, ”this is a bit of a bloody stupid idea, Brett”. But then I saw drivers were giving me the thumbs up as they drove passed, Brett revealed.

Three enterprising motorists pulled up and offered the ex-Queenslander jobs working as a yardie, digging trenches and mowing lawns - with a fourth offer coming a little later. Mr Harris leapt at the offer of digging trenches, agreeing to meet the man the next day at the same spot at 8.30am. But he said he hurt his back that afternoon helping a friend move concrete - and couldn”t make the pick-up. (ANI)

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