- Restaurant owners, Emma and Jack hired two of their outsourced contractors’ employees, Happiness and Shorty to work at their new venue
- Happiness and Shorty were underpaid and disliked their boss
- Happiness and Shorty are learning new skills, including English
Melville restaurant owners, Emma and Jack, hired a contractor to build their new venue. They noticed that two of the contractor’s hard-working employees were grossly underpaid but very hard-working. Emma and Jack then decided to hire the pair to work at the restaurant, found Briefly.co.za.
Emma and Jack, the owners of Spilt Milk-Social Café outsourced a head contractor to build their new venue when they met Sphiwe ‘Shorty’ Mabaso from KwaZulu-Natal and Ntokozo ‘Happiness’ Buthelezi from Soweto.
The couple saw how hard-working and enthusiastic Shorty and Happiness were despite their low earnings and event though they felt the contractor was a “monster”, wrote SA People.
Shorty and Happiness were always eager to help the restaurant owners with any work they needed outside of their duties with the contractor and were always eager to assist where they could.
They also acted as security for the site at night and cleaned up and kept the place tidy.
Once the new restaurant venue opened up, Emma and Jack offered Shorty and Happiness a job at their establishment. They also offered to help the pair learn English.
Happiness hopes to eventually be a barista working behind the bar, while Shorty, is being trained to man the grill, following in his father’s footsteps, as his father is a chef back in KZN.
In addition to being a great help in the functioning of their business, Happiness and Shorty breath live into the cafe. Jack considers Happiness to have a lovely sense of humour, living up to his name, while Shorty complements this with his bubbly personality.
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