Father battling to find work
DESPERATE dad John Cramp fears his pleas for work and a home have fallen on deaf ears.
Mr Cramp was last week featured in the Tweed Daily News after he was seen standing on the Gold Coast Highway at Bilinga with a large red-and-white sign saying “Work wanted”.
Mr Cramp has recently moved to the Gold Coast from Wollongong with his 16-year-old daughter Stephanie, but the pair have been unable to secure accommodation and have been living in their trailer.
Mr Cramp says he is a hard worker and is offering to do rubbish and furniture removal or labouring jobs for people.
But even after appearing in the newspaper, he says he has not received any phone calls from people offering work.
He has only had two calls regarding accommodation.
“We had a couple of phone calls about some accommodation but they were too far out of town,” Mr Cramp said.
“We'd really like to get something on the Gold Coast.”
The 49-year-old said he wanted to start a new life on the coast following the death of his wife.
Last week he even stood out in the rain with his sign, so he was disappointed to not get a response.
“I've been better,” he said yesterday. Still not a thing.”
But Mr Cramp says he will keep campaigning until he finds a job and a home, for the benefit of his daughter.
Anyone with work or accommodation to offer Mr Cramp should call 0448 928 149.