Posted February 01, 2018 06:20:37A car mechanic in his 20s says he’ll see “how long you survive” if he doesn’t have a job soon.
In a video posted on YouTube, the man is seen in the background telling a mechanic that “we’ll see what happens” if his company can’t make its next payment.
The man’s words were shared on social media.
The video has been viewed more than 1 million times and has been shared on Twitter more than 500,000 times.
The incident happened in June, when the man’s car was towed to a garage in Perth’s north-east.
The mechanic said the company could not pay him for the period, and that the car was not going to be fixed.
He told the driver: “We’re not going anywhere.
We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
He was told that they would not be able to fix it, and was asked if they would be willing to pay the man $2000 a day.
“We don’t have the money,” the mechanic said.
“I’ve been on welfare for the last three years, so I’m not very good at money.
I’ve got to be able and I’m going to try and keep going, but it’ll take a while.”
The man said he’d been on unemployment benefits for a year.
He said his wife was unable to work.
The worker said he felt the man was “doing his job”.
He told ABC Perth he was “pretty confident” the mechanic would be able “keep the lights on” and repair the car.
“You don’t get that with any job.
You get the kind of job you do at the weekend when you’re tired and you’re not feeling too good, you’re in a hurry,” he said.