Johannesburg Graduate Sincerely Grateful for Job as Clicks Cashier: “Shame and Embarrassment Won’t Feed Me”

Johannesburg Graduate Sincerely Grateful for Job as Clicks Cashier: “Shame and Embarrassment Won’t Feed Me”

  • A recent graduate from the University of Johannesburg says that she’s grateful to be employed just two months after completing her degree
  • Johannesburg resident, Maserame Gloria Modupe says that although she wants to be a businesswoman, she is willing to start from the bottom to reach success
  • The academically gifted young lady says that she is not ashamed of her job because it ultimately puts food on the table

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A young lady from Sasolburg in the Free State, currently residing in Johannesburg is incredibly grateful to have bagged a job only two months after completing her degree.

The University of Johannesburg Bachelor of Arts graduate is thankful to be a Clicks cashier
Maserame Modupe is sincerely excited to have landed herself employment as a cashier. Image: Maserame Modupe/Supplied.
Source: UGC

Briefly News previously reported on the graduate taking to LinkedIn to share her excitement about finding work at Clicks.

Now, Briefly News has had the privilege of speaking to Maserame Gloria Modupe, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Strategic Communication.

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The hard-working young sis reflected on her gratitude about finding employment, her dreams to study further, becoming a business owner, and the academic challenges she faced after her parents separated.

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The graduate says that although being a cashier is not her dream job, after continually applying for work, she is so thankful to have found employment:

“I am extremely excited about this job because, at the end of the day, my efforts of applying for work didn't go in vain.”

Although the 25-year-old is still in training, she is enjoying every minute of her work and is ready to be fully present with her co-workers.

“My first day of work was on Friday, 15 July and I must say, it has been great working at Clicks. The people there make it easy to feel welcome.

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“I am definitely enjoying my job although I'm still in training. My favourite part is being fully present and not affording to make mistakes while serving customers.”

Maserame is grateful to her creator for granting her the opportunity and notes that the job is a step on the ladder that will lead to great success:

“Bagging a job so soon after graduating is only God's grace. I am truly humbled, grateful, and very excited about this role. My family is very proud of me.”

The Johannesburg resident’s life was tough after her parents separated

The young lady says that she grew up in a very strict household and although her parents didn’t have much, they tried giving her and the three siblings she has a better life.

The Johannesburg resident grew up with strict parents who separated when she was in matric
The Jozi babe was an excellent student for many years. Image: Maserame Modupe/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

Maserame attended Kahobotjha Sak'ubusha High School in Sasolburg and was a top academic achiever until Grade 12:

“I matriculated in 2016. The beginning of my matric year was not great. Imagine three weeks in Grade 12 and your parents separate.

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“That separation took a toll on me and I didn't even make it to the top-five list in the first term of my matric. I wasn't happy with my matric results.”

Although studying for a BA wasn’t always the plan, the sincere and grateful young lady says that she ended up enjoying the course and wants to study further, but for a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Econometrics:

“The course that I graduated in was not my first choice, but I really enjoyed it and it has thus far improved my communication skills and how I see things.”

The innovative communication graduate is also an up-and-coming entrepreneur

Maserame is also a hairdresser with her own small business called Laveenah Strauss Hair. She says that studying communication has helped in terms of positioning, growing, and managing her brand.

The Johannesburg graduate is also a hairdresser with her own braiding business
Maserame is a talented young entrepreneur. Image: Maserame Modupe/LinkedIn and laveenahstrausshair/Instagram.
Source: UGC

The young innovator hopes to grow her business and eventually be self-employed as a fruitful entrepreneur:

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“My ultimate dream is to be my own employer, but I would first like to be an economist. It has always been a profession I wanted to pursue.”

The Clicks cashier says that she will mainly be supporting herself and her siblings here and there with her salary.

In terms of undertaking jobs in line with her studies; the graduate is open to entry-level jobs in marketing, communication, and public relations.

Maserame says that young graduates should not be embarrassed about taking on jobs they didn’t study for:

“Shame and embarrassment are not going to put food on the table or feed you. Graduates should take what they have now and make the best of it while working towards their destiny.
“We plan, but God decides. It could be God saving you from a toxic working relationship by not giving you a job in the field you studied.”

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Meanwhile, in a similarly heartwarming story covered by Briefly News, a Mzansi stunner who graduated with a degree in Human Resource Management is selling kotas from her home to make ends meet.

Faith Maringa says that while she continues to apply for work that is in line with her studies, selling the yummy kotas helps her put food on the table. The young lady believes that the youth should look for their own opportunities and be creative in their pursuit of employment.

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