When Nash Johnson wants something, he simply takes matters into his own hands. And in this case, the 8-year-old was rewarded for his efforts.
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Nash was trying to save money to buy an Xbox gaming system. Understanding the value of hard work, he applied for a dishwashing job at a new Drake’s restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky.
The restaurant shared the experience on their Facebook page. It’s not everyday you get an application like this one.
“We received an interesting application while hiring for the newest Drake’s location,” the restaurant posted on Facebook. “Nash stated he was looking for his first job so he could save up money for an Xbox.”
The elementary school student even went the extra mile and submitted his resume online with his application. On his resume, he communicated that he met the company’s ideal characteristics including having humility and being encouraging, caring, personable, and showing teamwork.
“I am 8-years-old,” Nash added in the comments section of the application. “I was hoping to work here to buy an Xbox.”
Unfortunately, Nash didn’t get the job as he is underage.
“We gave the number on the application a call, and it turns out Nash isn’t quite old enough to work at Drake’s yet,” the company added on Facebook.
While Nash was unable to work due to his age, his determination impressed the restaurant’s leadership. He was invited to meet company leaders at the restaurant – and was surprised with an Xbox.
“Thank you for applying for a job, and always remember, you’re part of this family,” Chief Operating Officer Mark Thornburg told Nash in a video posted to Facebook.
Apparently, Nash has always had a can-do attitude.
“That kid is not afraid to fail,” Nash’s mother, Belinda Johnson, said. “He is a go-getter.”
Belinda also said her son has been taught how to save, give, and spend money. She knew he had really given his plan some thought.
“He’s, like, ‘I can get more money if I go get me a job,'” she added. “‘That’s going to get me more money than doing my chores at home, than a $5 a week gets me.'”
While Nash is grateful for the Xbox, he still hasn’t forgotten about the job opportunity. His eagerness to work remains.
“I wish I had the job and the Xbox,” he said. “I do have the Xbox, but I wish I had the job!”
We understand and applaud Nash’s forward thinking. Share this story with a friend to celebrate Nash’s entrepreneurial spirit and him achieving his goal.
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