A job is a job

I was looking for a part time in New Zealand to earn some extra finances as a university student. I had no idea what will be the reaction of Kiwis to the speech impediment.
I had filled an application form in a Retail chain and i was called for an interview. Till now, it is my first and only interview in NZ. I told in the beginning that i am a student and “i had a bloody stammer” and stuttered my way through the interview for their general questions.They told me they had a night fill vacancy and will refer me to the concerned manager.
Somedays later i got a missed call from a unknown number. I gave it a call back  and i got  “This is the warehouse,happy to help you”- a  fluent eager to help reply came from the other side. I again stuttered my way through – “I ..received…..a ..call ..from..this…number..”.  After i conveyed the information, i got the Night fill manager in line and he asked me to come and meet him.
I was told i will be employed in the beginning on a casual basis for training.
I again told him about my “stammer”. He said he is aware of it. He also said a general apology if any of  the team members tried to “finish my words for me” in my duration of the job.
I just got a part time job which no way interferes with my university timings and will let me earn some  “kiwi dollars”.
Getting a job – always has a very emotional impact on me. I had tears inside me. But life has taught me not to show it outside.



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  1. admin 8 years ago

    Great shaun Jacob. This type of postings will give lot of motivation to the job seeker.

  2. Vinay 8 years ago

    It seems there is respect for stammerers in New Zealand. Good that u shared ur exp.

  3. admin 8 years ago

    congrats shaun for job

  4. admin 8 years ago

    i m very happy to know that….congrats for new job budddy

  5. admin 8 years ago

    Hey Shaun!!!

    Well 1st of all, congratssssssss…

    enjoy the night shift job hours.

    believe me, some times it will be a thrilling experience 🙂

    God Bless you dear..

  6. admin 8 years ago

    Great post Shaun!!!
    I really enjoyed reading your writing skills. It will really motivate the stammers who are in seek of jobs.

  7. admin 8 years ago

    great shaun ur ideas is very motivational for me and other stammer who search the job. all the best………

  8. admin 8 years ago

    I have made contact with speakeasy and McGuire groups here and is looking forward to attend the support groups. Both were cancelled for this month because of heavy snow fall. I am waiting… 🙁

  9. desertknight 5 years ago

    Nice article Shaun. It does encouraged us. Wishing best to you in life. Keep it Up!!!


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