Source- Standing next to two panhandlers in Iowa, one man held a sign that read, "Don't give money."
He had apparently offered them a job at his business and they refused.
"I said, You're hired,' and they said, 'We're not from around here.' I said, 'Well, you're here,' and then they just smirked and turned around," Mike Pothoff told WQAD-TV.
Wooldridge wrote, "My Uncle Mike offered these guys a job said he was busy right now could use the help they said no so he did this!!"
Pothoff told WQAD that the job offer is still valid. He shared his reason for shaming them with the station.
"There's a lot of women and kids that aren't going to have a lot for Christmas - might not have anything - and it upsets me that we have younger kids, or people who can work, that are doing that," Pothoff said.
Hey Mike, did it ever occur to you that they turned down your job offer because they are currently in a better situation? They already have careers, and judging from your outfit they are probably just as lucrative as the one you were willing to give them. It's called panhandling. They make their own hours. They work on the commission made from selling their sob stories. They aren't handcuffed by some silly hourly wage. Hey, you call it begging if you want, but standing out on the side of the road with a makeshift sign all day is just as demoralizing and soul draining as your average 9-5.
If I had to guess, these two kids that are chilling outside of a Taco Bell waiting for table scraps work harder than the guy that's criticizing them for doing so. You know why I say that? Because he has enough free time to do their job on top of his. I'm not the biggest fan of people that are constantly looking for handouts, but I'd throw these guys a few bucks just to spite the asshole that's actively trying to stop them from making a few bucks. I've never heard of someone so desperate to give away paying gigs to people whose entire resume is written on cardboard, and might as well read "lazy". Did he do these teenagers a favor by offering them their first buck that wouldn't be made strictly out of pity? You could say that. However, you could also say that these kids did him a favor by not accepting a gig they had not intention of completing competently. That's how you reciprocate gifts. Talk about getting into the Christmas spirit. Go home Mike, presents have already been exchanged. Now you're just the drunk Uncle that's overstaying his welcome.