Being jobless is no option
By MEL MARTIN
FOR Kevin O'Donohue, unemployment is not an option.
So when he was recently retrenched from his position as Aged Care Activities Officer, together with four of his colleagues, he was not going to take it lying down.
"I followed all the usual channels ? the papers and job networks ? but I felt I had to do more and needed to find different ways of getting out there," Kevin said.
"So I got on the road."
And that he did. From 6am every day, Kevin has sat on the Pacific Highway near Woolgoolga, displaying his home-painted 'I want a job' sign, and gaining a fan-base of motorists.
"I've had an amazing response from people driving past, who have been really friendly, beeping and waving. I'm also getting lots of phone calls of encouragement," he said.
With his experience working in resorts and as motivational speaker and music therapist, Kevin is certain he won't be on the highway for long.
And he says he has no shortage of motivation, being in the Guinness Book of Records for doing 70,805 sit ups in 20 hours.
"Something's got to happen real soon. I'm so confident I'm going to get a job, I haven't thought of plan B yet."
If you think you might have a job for Kevin, call him on 0402 493 777.