Determined Indiana teen goes extra mile for job interview

Determined Indiana teen goes extra mile for job interview

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Feb 27, 2013

(KTNV) -- A young man in Indiana was so determined to get a minimum-wage job that he began walking more than 10 miles in the snow just for an interview.

Along the way, 18-year-old Jhaqueil Regan stopped to ask an owner of a Cajun restaurant how further he had to go to reach his destination.

A short time later, restaurant owner Art Bouvier was in his car when he saw Regan still walking and offered him a ride.

He was so impressed by the fact that Regan was walking more than 10 miles for a job interview that he told Regan that he might have a job for him.

He then told the story about meeting Regan on his Facebook page. The story received more than 15,000 likes.

Regan did not get the job that he interviewed for but Bouvier did hire him to work in his restaurant and for double the salary he would have made at the other job.

Regan says he has already learned to bread catfish and bus tables at Papa Roux Po Boys and Cajun Food.

He credits his father for his determination to do whatever it took to get a job, even if it meant walking 10 miles in wintry weather.


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