Please god give me a job

A jobless man who stood for hours in the pouring rain with a ‘Please give me a job’ sign was stunned when a passing businessman offered him one on the spot.

After spending the last two years out of work, 23-year-old Mark Wheeldon was fed up of living on benefits and concocted a plan to get him noticed on the job market.

He decided to stand on one of the busiest roundabouts in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, and advertise himself to passing motorists during the morning rush hour.

Lucky: Timber factory director Vince Champion, left, spotted jobless Mark Wheeldon, right, and gave him work after a 20 minute interview

So nervous was he about the job hunt mission that he lay awake all night before rising at 5am in the morning to create a sign from a piece of cardboard.

But he was flabbergasted when, after nearly three hours spent standing in a torrential downpour, timber factory director Vince Champion came to his rescue.

He spotted Mark on his way to work and returned to collect him, giving him an interview straight away and offering him the job just 20 minutes later.

After a shower, Mark found himself making frames at the Smart Timber Frame Company by midday.

Mark, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, had failed to find work after spending the past two years caring for a former partner who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.

Initiative: Fed up with being on benefits 23-year-old Wheeldon decided to do something different in his quest for work by standing on a busy roundabout in Stoke-on-Trent with his sign

The former mechanic, painter and decorator and butcher’s assistant said: ‘I was planning to stay until the evening rush hour and then keep coming back until someone gave me a job.

‘I had been everywhere looking for work but I’d had no luck, so I thought I may as well as just go down to Basford Bank on the A500 and stand by the traffic.

‘I had been out of work for so long, looking after my partner and doing all the little things for her like brushing her hair.

‘All that time I had been looking for a job, but because I had been out of work for so long I had no current experience or references.

‘One day, I decided to make a fresh start and get my life back on track. I stayed awake all night just thinking about what I was going to do.

‘When I got up the next morning, I wasn’t put off by the rain in the slightest. When you are desperate for work you will do anything to find a job.

‘The whole time I was stood there I was just hoping that someone, anyone, would stop and ask for my number. It was all I could think about. I was freezing and soaked to the skin.

‘When Vince pulled up I was over the moon that someone had finally stopped to speak to me.

‘And when he offered me the job, I couldn’t believe I had found one so quickly.

‘Now that I’m here, it’s a job I really enjoy. I get on with everyone and I get to work with my hands. My bosses are great and I’m really looking forward to building a career here.’

Vince explained how he had been driving to fetch bacon sandwiches for colleagues when he spotted Mark standing on the roundabout.

He said: ‘I was on my way to work at about 8am and I saw Mark standing in the pouring rain, holding a placard which read: “Please give me a job”.

‘I thought if someone could stand there in that deluge – and it was absolutely torrential rain – then they must be determined to find a job. My attitude was the he would be an asset to any company.

‘There are not many unemployed people who would have done that and I thought that anyone who wanted a job that much deserved a chance.

‘When I brought him back to the office was so soaked through that a little puddle formed under his chair while I interviewed him.

‘I spoke to him for about 20 minutes and then offered him the job on the spot. I was really impressed by his determination and he has the right kind of attitude that we want here.

‘Now he’s getting on brilliantly and fitting right in with all the other employees. I wish more people could show the same kind of determination to find work as he did.’

by Kim (TN)

LORD, most merciful Father, hear my prayer. I am in desperate need of a job. I have applied for jobs and had what I thought were excellent interviews, but ultimately did not get the job.

I know in my heart that it is because You have a mission for me, LORD. Open my eyes, my ears and my heart so that I may hear Your message. Let me have the faith to do what You instruct me to do.

I am Your humble servant and I know You have a plan for me that is far better than what I have for myself. I pray for courage, confidence and patience, because I admit I am getting scared. I have sinned many times in my life, LORD, and I beg you to forgive me.

Lead me to live a righteous life from now on. Hear me, LORD, please! I need You to intercede. Show me the way. Please lead me there soon, LORD.

Thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed upon me, LORD. Thank You for my health, my family, my puppies/kitties and my home. Forgive my many trespasses. Show me that I will be on Your right side when You come back. Please help me, LORD.

Return to Prayers for Employment

No matter what you ask for, if you asked in faith, you will receive it. (Mark 11:24) I may never knew the true meaning and power dwell in this word, if I never been through the hardship to find a dream job under the help of Almighty God. And God made me to grow from a double-minded Christian with doubt and anxiety to a faithful follower who always rejoices in hope of the glory of God (Roman 5:2)

After graduation from college I worked in Finance industry for a few years but the job was not ideal. Since the end of 2011, I started to look for a new job. Due to Euro debt crisis and poor performance of local stock market, good opportunities are few. I was very frustrated but I kept praying. However, since I did not understand that asking in faith means I must believe that I have received it when I pray, so I could not experience the power of prayer.

Till May, I have not received one offer. Disappointed by the situation, I even thought of leaving the world of finance and looking for opportunities in other industry.

After some interviews, I received an offer from one of the largest human resource management company and the compensation was good. However, when I sadly decided to give up my financial dream, a large finance company called me to arrange an interview with me. Lost any hope already, I did not carefully prepare for the interview, but the interview went very well.

The interviewer told me that the final decision would be made within a few days but after three days, there was no news at all. Once again, I was anxious but I kept praying. For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.(Mark 4:25). Unfortunately, I belonged to the group with little faith.

One day, I was playing a card game on computer, I tried to use one special trick. It could only happen with very small chance (about 5/1000), and throughout the day miracles never happened. At the end of the day, I prayed that

Oh lord, if this job is mine, please let this trick happen now.

Then I sent a message to all players declaring that this time I shall succeed. Then I clicked the mouse, it miraculously happened and I could feel my Holy Spirit was very thrilled. I was so amazed and every player was astonished.

Since the miracle, whenever my family or other friends from church asked me about the job, I said: I am not worrying at all. Lord has already told me, it was well locked in my safety case. But I still did not know the true meaning of Mark 11:24, so I did some research and heard a sermon by Joseph Prince, then I finally knew I must believe that I have received when I pray.

Out of everyone’s expectation, I waited for another 2 weeks then I received another interview. After the 2nd interview, things went quickly and smoothly — soon I passed the 3rd interview and at last I received the offer.

My family were amazed and they praised God for only He could create a job with all duties perfectly align with my skills and interests.

I wrote this testimony for all the brothers and sisters who are now in suffering, anxiety and even desperation, I want you to remember that Our God gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist (Roman 4:17) and He will bring you what you need the most in the perfect timing(Galatians 4:4)!!!

If He gives you open a door, then He is the beginning and the end (Revelation)?He will have the final words on it!!!

So, all we need is to trust in the Lord with all our heart, acknowledge him in all our ways, rest in peace and wait for Him patiently, rejoice in Him as always, and He will bring you the desires of your heart. (Ps 37:4, Proverbs 3:5-6)

The education blanket just got pulled from my feet
Man I really had to leave it was some funny degree
So I got to know my feet were gonna work to the top
But I never thought the bottom would be so damn hard
Had to fill an application taking up all my time
Just to get generic emails saying “no not this time”
And that job center plus man, they have no sympathy
Just a bunch of angry people, and they’re covered in bling

Oh please mister, please mister give me a job
I got three A-levels and I’m no criminal
Yeah my momma let’s me eat, but she moans when I sleep
Like my daddy always’s says girl she never is pleased

With friendly conversation I’ll give them my charm
I’ll be so high on my feet you’ll have to ring the alarm
And don’t worry about my pension cause I’ll never get old
Well I’m hoping that by then technology will live old
When it comes to writing music, man I work through the night
When it comes to inspiration, man just look at my life
But I’m never giving up because this passion is mine
So I’ll never be that loser rioting though the night

Oh please mister, please mister give me a job
I got three A-levels and I’m no criminal
Yeah my momma let’s me eat, but she moans when I sleep
Like my daddy always’s says girl she never is pleased

Oh please mister, please mister, come on please mister
Man I’m no criminal, yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no, no

Образовательное одеяло просто срывалось с моих ног
Человек, которого я действительно должен был оставить, была какая-то смешная степень
Поэтому я узнал, что мои ноги будут работать сверху
Но я никогда не думал, что дно будет так чертовски тяжело
Пришлось заполнить заявку, занимающую все мое время
Просто, чтобы получить общие электронные письма, говорящие «нет на этот раз»
И что центр работы плюс человек, у них нет сочувствия
Просто куча разгневанных людей, и они покрыты блеском

О, пожалуйста, мистер, пожалуйста, господин, дайте мне работу
У меня три уровня А, и я не преступник.
Да, моя мама дайте мне поесть, но она стонет, когда я сплю
Как мой папа всегда говорит девушка, она никогда не довольна

В дружеской беседе я дам им свое очарование
Я буду так высоко на ногах, тебе придется позвонить тревоге
И не волнуйся о моей пенсии, потому что я никогда не стану старым
Ну, я надеюсь, что к тому времени технологии будут жить старыми
Когда дело доходит до написания музыки, человек я работаю всю ночь
Когда дело доходит до вдохновения, человек просто смотрит на мою жизнь
Но я никогда не сдамся, потому что эта страсть моя
Так что я никогда не стану тем, кто проиграет, хотя ночью

О, пожалуйста, мистер, пожалуйста, господин, дайте мне работу
У меня три уровня А, и я не преступник.
Да, моя мама дайте мне поесть, но она стонет, когда я сплю
Как мой папа всегда говорит девушка, она никогда не довольна

О, пожалуйста, мистер, пожалуйста, мистер, давай, пожалуйста, мистер
Человек, я не преступник, да, да, да, нет, нет, нет.

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