Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Walks 6 Hours To And From Work Every Day—But Then, Coworkers Discover The Truth.

Trying to find a good job can be a pretty difficult task. Spending hours making sure that your resume is just right, then filling out an unimaginable amount of applications. And if you're fortunate enough to be considered, sitting through interview after interview explaining why you deserve the job. Needless to say, it's a stressful process. Unfortunately, people who are homeless looking for a job have it way worse. Trying to find a way to the interview, having clean clothes, and getting a shower beforehand are just a few of the struggles they go through. This one homeless man was absolutely determined to get a job, and you won't believe what he had to endure to make it happen.

Like millions of Americans, Paulo Maurice Young was looking for a job.

Looking for a job is typically a bit of a struggle, but Maurice had it a bit worse. He was homeless, without a car, and only one dollar in his pocket.

Like millions of Americans, Paulo Maurice Young was looking for a job.

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Paulo applied for a job with the aerospace factory Pratt & Whitney.

They decided that Paulo had something they wanted, so they decided to bring him in for an interview. Unfortunately, Paulo lived very far from the factory, and had no way of getting there.

Paulo applied for a job with the aerospace factory Pratt & Whitney.

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He did the only thing he could, and he walked the three hours to the factory, and the three hours back in order to be at that interview.

Luckily, his interview went well, and he was offered a temporary position. Paulo knew that it could eventually turn into a full-time job, so he continued to make the six-hour trek to and from work.

He did the only thing he could, and he walked the three hours to the factory, and the three hours back in order to be at that interview.

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Soon, his co-workers began to notice some things about Paulo, like how his clothes were always dirty and he didn't seem to shower.

They grew worried about him, so they decided to intervene. “They politely asked me ‘Where do you live?’ and I didn’t want to tell them at first I was homeless because of pride but they were not gonna let that go," said Paulo.

Soon, his co-workers began to notice some things about Paulo, like how his clothes were always dirty and he didn't seem to shower.

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Paulo finally told his concerned co-workers about his situation, and they knew that had to do something to help him.

“We needed to do something and what could we do? I immediately called and we checked United Way. We got him shelter and food that night," said Paulo's manager, Kelly Johnston.

Paulo finally told his concerned co-workers about his situation, and they knew that had to do something to help him.

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