- Ja'Naea works as a driver for a nonprofit organisation
- She went to a job fair during her lunch break and applied for a new job
- However, a local TV station filmed her and the story went viral
A 33-year-old woman in Illinois, USA, was recently filmed applying for a new job during her lunch break.
Ja'Naea Modest works for a nonprofit organisation as a driver, according to Thisisinsider.com.
She visited a local job fair recently during her lunch break and organisers asked her to fill application forms on a laptop computer, Briefly.co.za learned.
Unbeknown to Ja'Naea, a TV station was filming her and other applicants. She was therefore surprised to see herself on TV later that day.
Writing on Facebook, she explained that she didn't want her bosses at her current job to know that she was looking for another job.
Ja'Naea's post went viral, amassing an incredible 48,000 shares, 35,000 reactions, and almost 9,000 comments.
Social media users posted hilarious and amused reactions to the story.
Some shared similar stories.
Ja'Naea told Thisisinsider.com that while her story has gone viral, she hasn't received leads to new jobs yet.
Nevetheless, she's using her newfound fame to spread awareness about a fundraising campaign to help school kids in her community.
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