Job search success for Midge

MIDGE Holman's road-side sign has landed him a job at Andy's Earthmovers in Big Hill.

The 62-year-old held a sign saying "Need Job. Am hard worker" as he walked along High Street on Monday.

Andy's Earthmovers Manager Andy Hoare said he spotted Midge with his sign that afternoon and recognised a man "who was passionate about working".

"We drove past and saw him standing there and it was about 37 degrees," he said. 

"We drove back past a little later, and I did a U-turn. It was 38 degrees and he was still there."

"Anyone willing to stand outside on a 38 degree day probably needs a job."

Mr Holman said it was the end of 35 years of searching for an ongoing job.

He said he got a bit emotional when he was offered a job.

"You can't imagine what it's like. I'm just extremely rapt."

He will start as an assistant yardman tomorrow.

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