- Gumede Mbali Nkazimulo unfortunately lost her mother but good news came in the form of helpful people
- Mbali received a call about a job interview shortly after burying her mother but had no taxi fair, clothes or a babysitter
- A selfless taxi driver, sweet receptionist and understanding interviewer worked separately to change her life for the better
Gumede Mbali Nkazimulo shared the truly remarkable story of how she got her new job. According to Mbali, she had just buried her mother on Monday in KZN when she received a phonecall about an interview back at home in Gauteng.
She rushed home for the interview but unfortunately had no formal wear, no one to look after her son and no taxi fare. She decided to wear a white T-shirt and jeans as she took her son with her to the interview. After telling the taxi driver about her situation, he gave her a free lift.
He also gave her his number so she had a lift home. Walking into the office she asked the receptionist if her son could sit there and she agreed. The interviewer questioned Mbali's clothes and son, she answered honestly and got the job on the spot.
Read the conclusion of Mbali's post shared to the #ImStaying group below:
"The interviewer asked about my dress code and why I came with my son to the interview. I answered truthfully and I was hired on the spot without even doing the interview because the interviewer liked my "go-getter" spirit.
"#ImStaying because of the 3 people who helped me get my job today bhuti sipho the taxi driver, sis Carol the reception lady and Mr Khoza the interviewer."
Stayers were absolutely taken aback by Mbali's unique and inspiring story. They took to the comments section to share their thoughts.
Bronwen Keevill Aiston said:
"Here's to our great country and good luck with your new job. Work hard and let's hear of a promotion soon."
Bongy KamaDlamini Nqashi wrote:
"Congrats, spirit of Ubuntu, love it."
Toro Ya Neo A-nnosi commented:
"This brought me to tears; having nothing in my name but seeing someone getting such blessings gives me joy and reason to celebrate life. Congratulations girl."
Shannon Claassen added:
"Congrats and well done on your tenacity. It will get you far in life."
In other news about peeps coming together for a good cause, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the story of Small, a young homeless man. According to Joylyn Melissa Nyembe, he gave himself the name Small as he does not know his real name. Small's birth mother left him with an elderly homeless lady when he was a year-and-a-half old.
While Joylyn was looking for a home for Small on behalf of a foundation for the homeless, the Engen Garage N3 Truck Stop (outside Katlehong, Gauteng) employees looked after Small. She then thanked the owner of a local company for his contribution.
Joylyn stated that Ayanda Gcabashe offered to not only give Small a place to stay but also train him to work for his company.
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