Thursday, December 18, 2008

Will Bandage For Food

Posted By on Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 4:05 PM

This morning on my way into work I saw Jeff Roof at the intersection of Freedom Pkwy NE and Ralph McGill Blvd NE. Jeff is an out of work medical assistant who is desperately in need of a job.

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“I have been out of work for almost two months. Everywhere I look for a job they want you to apply online and everyday I apply online but I never hear back from anybody so I figured what would it hurt to go and stand in the intersection.”

“I put this off for a week because of the rain and fog. I finally said this looked like my best day so I thought I would come out and see what happens. I realize its tough for everybody but I need a job before I am out on the street.”

“I put on elf hat cause I figured it would draw attention-I feel like an idiot but I figured why not?”

“I even wrote Ellen [Degeneras] and asked her for help. I never heard back from her but mama always said it never hurt to ask, what do I have to lose?”

“One of the reasons I got out of real estate last year is because I didn’t have any health insurance so I figured if I got into the medical field at least I wouldn’t have to worry about it but now I don’t have any health insurance.”

“The main thing I am hoping for is someone will offer me an opportunity, that’s all I am looking for.”

“I have been out here for about an hour and nobody has offered me a job but a number of people have rolled down their windows and said ‘good luck Jeff’. If the weather is good I will be out here again tomorrow.”

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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