Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

2/27/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Teen's new place of employment sees its business double as a result

Nineteen-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan had been unemployed for four months. Without a car, he would have to walk 10 miles in the snow and slush in Indianapolis for a job interview. A restaurant owner was very impressed by Reagan's tenacity, and offered him a job at his place of business. It was a win-win situation as people have come streaming into the restaurant after hearing about the story.

Nineteen-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan had been unemployed for four months. Without a car, he would have to walk 10 miles in the snow and slush in Indianapolis for a job interview.

Nineteen-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan had been unemployed for four months. Without a car, he would have to walk 10 miles in the snow and slush in Indianapolis for a job interview.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/27/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Indianapolis, unemployment, determination, teenager, walking


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A Facebook post telling his story has received more than 15,000 "likes." The attendant media attention has led to a whopping increase in business at the Papa Roux restaurant, which serves Cajun-style cuisine. Papa Roux's co-owner Art Bouvier says he didn't necessarily need any additional help when he hired Reagan. Bouvier's staff of 20 now is under siege will people streaming in following the positive publicity.

It all began when Reagan stopped at Bouvier's restaurant to ask how much further his destination was three miles into his trek. Having set off early that morning to another part of the city for a 1 p.m., Reagan had no money for wither bus or cab fare.

"If I say I am going to be somewhere, I am going to be there," Reagan told reporters.

Co-owner Art Bouvier told Reagan he was still six or seven miles away when he stopped at his restaurant. Reagan kept walking, but 15 minutes later, Bouvier spotted him from his car and offered him a lift. "I picked him up because he was legitimately walking another seven miles in the slush," Bouvier told reporters.

Bouvier drove Reagan to his job interview, but he said he knew immediately he wanted to hire him for himself, as he figured anyone willing to walk 10 miles for a job must be worth it.

"My motives were purely selfish, he just looked like a good candidate for employment," Bouvier said, who opened the New Orleans-style restaurant with his wife.
 
Reagan stayed at a friend's house after the interview so he didn't have to make the long walk home.

"It went OK, it was just another interview," he said. "They didn't look too enthusiastic about anything. I kept an open mind and tried to make a good impression."

Reagan was offered an entry-level job at Papa Roux that night, 20 percent above the $7.25 per hour minimum wage in Indiana.

He has started his new job Monday, working as a busboy and server among other duties. He says he is just happy to be making some money.
 
"It's going well, this week I am learning the basics of everything, I am basically training," Reagan said.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Universal:
Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.



Comments


More U.S.

Play-doh Christianity and the Vanishing Cross

Image of Bell can have his happy-clappy, navel-centered religion and his wimpy god. He just can't call it Christianity, and he can't claim it's the Church.

By Jennifer Hartline

There is no Christianity without Christ, and no Christ without the cross. There was no need for the cross except for our Redemption, and no need for that except for our sin. To preach Christianity without preaching repentance from sin and taking up your cross is ... continue reading


Bella's Gift: The Santorum Book that Keeps on Giving Watch

Image of The book, Bella's Gift, has shaken me. On more than one occasion, it has forced me to my knees in tears. That is because, in a candid, honest, profoundly spiritual way, this splendidly written book puts the reader in the presence of unconditional love. then, through its deep spiritual truths, it unleashes the dynamic power of amazing grace.

By Keith A Fournier

I was with Rick Santorum at the Awakening Conference in Orlando, Florida. Rick and Karen Santorum are personal friends. Their whole family is a source of inspiration to me. But most especially, that little Princess named Bella Santorum. She is the center, the ... continue reading


Majority of Latinos in United States speak English Watch

Image of  Latinos who only speak English are often ostracized by Latinos who only speak Spanish or are bilingual. Many Latinos, upon being hired for positions, are presumed to know and speak Spanish.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While it would appear to some to be contrary, the majority of Latinos within the continental United States, 62 percent, speak English. A new analysis of the Pew Research Center's 2013 National Survey of Latinos has found that the current demographics will ... continue reading


The Christian Feast of the Annunciation is About More than Mary Watch

Image of The Annunciation: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you. (Luke 1:26,27)

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Walking along this Way of Yes, leads us into a dialogue, a conversation, a communion, a new Way of life, the Christian Way. By saying Yes, offering our own Fiat, we become consecrated and enlisted in the ongoing mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary shows us that ... continue reading


Where's the most hate in the United States? A look into the top states with the highest amount of hate groups may shock you Watch

Image of There is hope. According to the center,

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While California is typically known for laidback attitudes and acceptance of diversity - it comes as a shock to learn that the Golden State has the largest amount of "hate groups" across the United States. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the ... continue reading


Fox News asks New York City's party district if they are proud to be an American: Watch their unbelievable responses (VIDEO) Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Fox News producer, Jesse Watters, took to the streets in the "party district" of New York City to sample the opinion a certain demographic has toward America. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - As a part of Watters' World and The O'Reilly Factor, Watters asks people ... continue reading


What would you do to get your childhood back? People spend big money to find their inner child in adult preschool Watch

Image of

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Preschool Mastermind is a preschool for the adults in Brooklyn; it started the first week of March and ends the last week. Students come in every week, trying to get in touch with the magical world they left behind as their childhood ended. However, this adult ... continue reading


'Meet the Animals' SeaWorld continues to fight negative publicity from 'Blackfish' with new campaign Watch

Image of SeaWorld comes back to negative reviews with the

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. releases their new campaign, ahead of a book release by their former trainer John Hargrove. The company received a rapid decrease in audience attendance and revenue from negative responses after the release "Blackfish," a documentary ... continue reading


'Climate change denial is immoral' Episcopal Church bishop hopes to educate the church on issues of climate change Watch

Image of

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"To deny climate change is to reject God's gift of knowledge," expressed Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and one of Christianity's most influential women. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - The issue on climate change is ... continue reading


Father loses seven children in horrific New York house fire Watch

Image of (Paul Martinka / Splash News)

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Seven of eight children in a Jewish family were killed in Brooklyn, New York by a horrific house fire that trapped them on the second floor of their home in the middle of the night. Their mother, Gayle Sassoon and the eighth child, 14-year-old Tzipora were the only two ... continue reading


All U.S. News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Genesis 17:3-9
3 And Abram bowed to the ground. God spoke to him as ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
4 Seek Yahweh and his strength, tirelessly seek his ... Read More

Gospel, John 8:51-59
51 In all truth I tell you, whoever keeps my word ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for March 26th, 2015 Image

St. Margaret Clitherow
March 26: St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter