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Aug 7 - Laid off Charlotte father of 2 with MBA passing out resumes during rush hour
 

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A Charlotte father of two is not letting a recent unforeseen job layoff get in the way of finding his next big opportunity and helping his family.

Michael Bridges, 28, said he was laid off after his company decided to downsize. He decided to get creative and made a sign that reads, Laid off! Need a job. Take a resume. BA and MBA.

Bridges said he was laid off in June of this year and decided standing with his sign over in Ballantyne could help his chances of landing a new job.


I have two kids and I dont want to lose my house to foreclosure, Bridges told FOX 46.

Im not asking for a handout.
Im not asking for money. Im asking for an opportunity.

Michael Bridges, 28, passed out resumes during the morning rush hour. Hes a husband and father of 2.

Anyone hiring? #Charlotte pic.twitter.com/C1X7aenCjQ

Ann Wyatt Little (@AnnWyattonFOX46) August 7, 2019
Hes already had a couple vehicles stop and take his resume.

Im very grateful for the people who stopped and sharing it on social media, and very grateful that [they] drove by, and laughed, and kept moving I appreciate everybody today, he said.

Bridges said he is even giving out resumes and applying to positions he never thought of before.

There was a garbage man that drove by, Im not too good to take that job, I just need to get on the payroll, applied but havent heard back, he said. I just need a job, dedicated come to work on time, clean background I just need a job Im not too picky.

Bridges said he decided to come out to uptown Charlotte with the sign all for his two children.

Im doing this for my two kids. I have a 3 and 4-year-old and thats why Im out here today, he said.

Bridges tells FOX 46 that he never thought he would be in this position but he had to put his pride aside and is out there ready for whatever comes next.

Ive been a stay at home dad since I cant afford to put my kids in daycare, he explained. All I need is one person. Ive passed out over 60 resumes. I just need one person today.

Bridges said he has had so many people try to give him money, but said he doesnt want their cash, he just wants a job.

I hope someone sees my determination, if Im willing to stand out there for a job just imagine what Im willing to do in a corporate setting, he said. I did what America wanted me to do. I went to school got Bachelors and Masters and never thought Id be out here and struggle to find a job.

For information on Bridges, please see his resume attached in the photos above. You may also contact him at michaelbridges2009@gmail.com or 919-417-1697 if youre interested in him as a future employee.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #2
jsilerio 144 heat pts144
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Sucks but that’s why school is not something I will push on everyone. I went and did nothing with it. Got my CDL in a month and feel more pride in that then my college experience.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #3
lucifershammer 21 heat pts21
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i dont want to knock this guy but networking cant be over stressed

especially in school
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 2 weeks ago '07        #4
In Disguise 168 heat pts168
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That whites guy got 100 job offers doing the same thing
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 2 weeks ago '05        #5
phantomnation 3445 heat pts3445 OP
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That's one brave determined soul right there

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 2 weeks ago '15        #6
Madethagreat 19 heat pts19
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Confused lol there’s plenty of postings online out here

But being honest I feel they play the “guess your race based upon your name” game

In nc somebody told me warehousing is a black thing they don’t want you to go outside the box here
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 2 weeks ago '05        #7
P-Hill|M 28 heat pts28
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Ballantyne is such a beautiful part of Charlotte

Props to him... hope he comes up
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 2 weeks ago '15        #8
Madethagreat 19 heat pts19
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 P-Hill said
Ballantyne is such a beautiful part of Charlotte

Props to him... hope he comes up
Because they all rich lmao

Dilworth too drive thru them youll see sh*tty trailer parks behind the mini mansion neighbor hoods
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 2 weeks ago '05        #9
P-Hill|M 28 heat pts28
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 Madethagreat said
Because they all rich lmao

Dilworth too drive thru them youll see sh*tty trailer parks behind the mini mansion neighbor hoods
Gotta put that on my list.. never been
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 2 weeks ago '17        #10
DaQCKing 46 heat pts46
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 P-Hill said
Ballantyne is such a beautiful part of Charlotte

Props to him... hope he comes up
Ballantyne doesnt even want to be apart of Charlotte and tried to annex a few years ago. I was born and raised here and Ballantyne didnt even exist when I was a kid. Nothing but rich folks out there
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 2 weeks ago '05        #11
P-Hill|M 28 heat pts28
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 DaQCKing said
Ballantyne doesnt even want to be apart of Charlotte and tried to annex a few years ago. I was born and raised here and Ballantyne didnt even exist when I was a kid. Nothing but rich folks out there
Damn I ain't know that.. that was my 1st choice before we decided to go further north
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 2 weeks ago '04        #12
Hakim Cobain 4 heat pts
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bruh get yo a*s on LinkedIn & stop embarrassing us.
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 2 weeks ago '15        #13
Madethagreat 19 heat pts19
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 hakim cobain said


Bruh get yo a*s on linkedin & stop embarrassing us.
2 times!!
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 2 weeks ago '09        #14
mtva24 229 heat pts229
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MBA ain't worth it unless you go to a decent school. Even then its not about what you learn in the classroom, but who you network with. There's a big difference between an online MBA from Ashford and actually attending Harvard. His MBA isn't even AACSB accredited
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 2 weeks ago '17        #15
lucifershammer 21 heat pts21
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 phantomnation said
That's one brave determined soul right there

He's giving out personal information to strangers

The wrong one is always looking for something
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 2 weeks ago '11        #16
Sin 2211 heat pts2211
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 In Disguise said
That whites guy got 100 job offers doing the same thing
depends on what type of work they're willing to take

physical labor jobs are easy to come by but this guy has an MBA with a family he want no less than $70K to start


Last edited by Sin; 08-07-2019 at 09:35 PM..
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 2 weeks ago '16        #17
OWPE 109 heat pts109
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Got laid off with an MBA you say? All those democrats pushing free college gonna make all degrees useless, if they aint useless already

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 2 weeks ago '05        #18
jsilerio 144 heat pts144
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 keto kid said
congrats

my man baggio just got his cdl as well

not trying to be disrespectful but it's the only picture I could find







See you on the road Baggio

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 2 weeks ago '16        #19
Negusis 7 heat pts
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 mtva24 said
MBA ain't worth it unless you go to a decent school. Even then its not about what you learn in the classroom, but who you network with. There's a big difference between an online MBA from Ashford and actually attending Harvard. His MBA isn't even AACSB accredited
That have been true 15 years ago. Today it's about the quality of work and networking.

Now, as for as medical degrees and law degrees it still may be true, but overall, they look at those way different than they did 15 years ago.

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DIPSET101 31 heat pts31
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 Sin said
depends on what type of work they're willing to take

physical labor jobs are easy to come by but this guy has an MBA with a family he want no less than $70K to start
He said in the op hes willing to take anything and even applied to be a garbage man
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 2 weeks ago '17        #21
AllWins 16 heat pts16
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Not a good use of time.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #22
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 jsilerio said
Sucks but thats why school is not something I will push on everyone. I went and did nothing with it. Got my CDL in a month and feel more pride in that then my college experience.
Yup, I went and got my cdl and I make more then people I know with bachelor's degrees
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 2 weeks ago '11        #23
Sin 2211 heat pts2211
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 DIPSET101 said
He said in the op hes willing to take anything and even applied to be a garbage man
He says that but jobs dont like hiring very overqualified people because they dont stay long

Hes still going to be looking for the job he really wants
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 2 weeks ago '15        #24
satsuma 41 heat pts41
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i think he would do better passing his resume out on indeed.
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 lucifershammer said
i dont want to knock this guy but networking cant be over stressed

especially in school
networking also can be difficult especially as a black man

and no its not about cultural differences

the sad part about hiring practicies for good jobs depending on who is in charge of hiring.

Sometimes companies look for diversity only because they benefit for government grants and they get the kick back for doing it.

Its not always the best person for the job they do it to boost numbers or to show hey we welcome diversity for marketing purposes only.

Then theres sometimes people want to keep a certain type of culture in the office "
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