Homeless Man Asks For Work Instead Of Spare Change

| by Jonathan Constante
Frederick Callison asks for work instead of begging for money.Frederick Callison asks for work instead of begging for money.

A homeless man in Sacramento is being praised for his work ethic.

Frederick Callison, 52, has been homeless for more than two years, CBS Sacramento reported. He spends the majority of his days in front of a local Smart & Final, but instead of asking for money, Callison asks for work.

“I don’t like to beg. And I won’t. I refused to,” Callison said. “Because I don’t want to be out here.”

Callison, who used to be a line cook, doesn’t hold signs asking for money. Instead, he puts his credentials on display.

“I carry around one of these. Food handlers certificate, Social Security card, ID ready to go,” Callison explained. “I need people to know I’m serious about what I’m doing.”

Callison also keeps copies of his resume ready. He printed them at a nearby business that allows him to use their office space from time to time.

Local resident Michael Marteen was impressed.

“He’s not at downtown stomping on steps trying to get some help,” Marteen said according to KLFY. “He’s out here trying to work for it.”

Marteen shared Callison’s story on Facebook and encouraged others to help.

Callison said he is grateful for the help he’s received thus far. He continues to move carts outside of the Smart & Final.

“I am [a] firm believer in proactive productivity rather than reactive,” he wrote on his resume.

Sources: CBS Sacramento, KLFY News 10 / Photo Credit: CBS Sacramento 

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