Man shames panhandlers who refused his job offer

Standing next to two panhandlers, one man held a sign that read, “Don’t give money.”

He had apparently offered them a job at his business and they refused.

A photo posted by Michael Wooldridge, who says Pothoff is his uncle, on Dec. 12 on Facebook has since gone viral with over 24,943 shares.

Read the original post below.

My Uncle Mike offered these guys a job said he was busy right now could use the help they said no so he did this !! Wow don’t give these guys any money

66 comments
Tom Amidei
Tom Amidei

I offered a guy 60 dollars for 2 hrs of work and he turned it down. .

Roni Torres
Roni Torres

In Denver I've noticed there are a lot of young homeless people that are homeless because they choose to be. They still have a home to go to but they don't because they choose the "aesthetic of being homeless" (and I poop you not I was told that) I know there are people who REALLY do need the help and A lot of charities in Denver do a lot but I seriously think that in doing so much we've kinda welcomed "free-loaders" to partake and shine a very bad light on those who really are homeless and mentally ill or a veteran.

Peter Lawrence
Peter Lawrence

Tammy you are the typical sheep of America, one who thinks a specific group of individuals can solve every problem. Our problems have evolved over generations, they are the fault of large corporations who are greedy and in the pockets of "The American Politician ".. these problems can not be solved by democrats or republicans or independents. They can only be solved by everyone working together as a team to bring about change and reform as long as money is involved in the political spectrum you can expect greed and stagnation to follow no matter who is in charge.. Sadly the majority of Americans such as yourself do not do their research, but instead just believe everything they hear as it is much easier then taking time out of their busy schedules. .

Sam Harper
Sam Harper

I am pretty sure the Taco Bell behind him is also hiring. If they really needed money, they would have also considered that option.

Don Heldenbrand
Don Heldenbrand

Angela, do you know that man's mental health status?

Chuck Laskey
Chuck Laskey

On Sunday morning when you go to church and pray to whatever gawd you believe in for whatever wish that you want granted, pray instead for compassion and even, perhaps a soul, for it's clear that you all are missing something.

Don Heldenbrand
Don Heldenbrand

Do any of you know the man on the left? Maybe he has PTSD. Maybe he has some other illness which would prevent him from taking up the offer of that job. How does he know he'd really get paid? People are far too judgemental. This post reveals far more about those who judge the man on the left than it does about him.

Patricia Rodriguez
Patricia Rodriguez

Tammy Schorger Your one of those STUPID people that like to blame OUR President for everything wrong with the government. Another Dumbass Republican I bet!

Tammy Schorger
Tammy Schorger

Slave wages as opposed to having no money, no job, no home.......

Tammy Schorger
Tammy Schorger

Peter Lawrence it she has gotten worse since then. Isn't that why a certain someone was voted into office as well as people wanting to vote for Bernie.

Peter Lawrence
Peter Lawrence

Ryan please tell me you're not ignorant enough to believe the current administration is solely responsible for all that is wrong in our country? As if free hands out have only been around for the last 8 years?? Seriously could you be more ill informed...

Lynn Stiles
Lynn Stiles

And if you are santa in training? You my friend are fired! Here's your sign !

Andrew Sullivan
Andrew Sullivan

Christine, this is what I was telling you about yesterday.

Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson

I wish our current administration in D.C understood this. Seems simple enough doesn't it?

Ron Burge
Ron Burge

If it's so lucrative why aren't all you self righteous prigs doing it?

Gustavo Sangria
Gustavo Sangria

good arguments being presented here. u nvr kno whn sm1 iz scAMMIN u.

Ree Raze
Ree Raze

Look at all the self rightous people commenting.. LOL..

Ree Raze
Ree Raze

Maybe his dog was hungry. Maybe you they dont want poisoned food..

Ree Raze
Ree Raze

Oh arent you all so rightous.. LOL

Michael Montoya
Michael Montoya

Their sign makes way more than twirling a sign for someone else

Michael Montoya
Michael Montoya

I've known homeless people to make over three hundred in a day

Kim Hoyt
Kim Hoyt

You still do this? I know plenty that would like work and $15/ he really good today.

Michael Eadeh
Michael Eadeh

The bottom line is America has become a very lazy society! I love my country as much as anyone. But we've created this type of environment were we allow it to happen. I've been to 49 states. It's everywhere! Will work, God bless, please help! Yes sadly many veterans are left homeless. And that shouldn't happen, ever! But many others simply have no desire to work! I've been working since I was 13th. I've had 12 surgeries and my body is beat up! But I'll continue to grind out a living until they chuck me in the dirt! Zero tolerance for laziness!

Shyela
Shyela

I think this is great. Granted you don't know someone's story but they could have had a job and worked for their money. That's the problem with today's youth. They don't want to work for anything. The next generation is the generation of entitlement. Makes me sick.

Broncosva
Broncosva

@Shyela It's not only the younger people that do this, so please don't make assumptions! 

Sergio Almeda
Sergio Almeda

Looks like they prefer free fish rather than fishing lessons.

Jeremiah Crane
Jeremiah Crane

I used to offer guys like this work. I offered 15.00/hr (ten + years ago) cash paid daily ... Gave them my card with the address of the job site on the back. Not a single one ever showed up. Such a waste of a human life...

Casandra Wade
Casandra Wade

I Don't feel bad for Any of them, they're too proud for a fast food job but Not to beg ? Get your over entitled little ass outta here with that Non sense.

Ashley Pataro
Ashley Pataro

I don't feel bad for them. I used to give food when I can, but once had someone throw the burrito I got him at my car because I didn't give money. I don't give anything anymore

Dan Gleason
Dan Gleason

Nope ! Let them punks find a job and make their own money !

Robb Smart
Robb Smart

I've known people to get 10-11 an hour to twirl a sign on a corner. More than minimum wage

Vince Williamson
Vince Williamson

I like the people who have to put their signs down to answer a text then tie their Nike shoes

Jorge Eduardo
Jorge Eduardo

Same happened to me at off Ramp I-70 and peoria, offered some food he took it then give it to his dog,

Angela Fitterer
Angela Fitterer

Ur so right. Before I felt bad but now it just makes me angry cuz there are tons of jobs available.

Tammi Newman
Tammi Newman

She is getting those programs for sure. But, tax free cash that takes zero effort to get and won't interfere with her " entitlement programs" are a lot easier than getting a job. Even if that job paid $15.00 an hour.

Robb Smart
Robb Smart

They like to stand on the street holding signs. Get a job, holding signs lol they'd be great at it

slade1tom
slade1tom

Seems to me like you should be careful when you decide that you should 'shame' someone as far down on their luck at to stand on a roadside holding a sign.

Broncosva
Broncosva

@slade1tom you're probably the one in the picture? Most are just damn lazy and want drinking money, not down on their luck as you say!