MIDGE Holman’s journey along High Street with a sign asking for help finding work has landed him a job.
Andy’s Earthmovers manager Andy Hoare said he spotted Mr Holman 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 – who moved to Bendigo from Echuca to be closer to his family – said he got a bit emotional when he was offered work.
“You can’t imagine what it was like. I’m just extremely rapt,” he said.
He began work as an assistant yardman today and said he couldn’t wait to get into the role.
“When I got home Monday it was an unbelievable feeling," he said.
"It’s been 35 years I’ve been looking for ongoing work."
Mr Hoare said he was glad to have someone with Mr Holman’s passion on board.
“I thought he was pretty keen,” he said.
“For people who want to work hard I’m always happy to employ them.”
His new role will include general duties and helping to unload deliveries.
Mr Holman said he was planning to work hard and turn it into an ongoing position.