It’s painful to see many people who have been badly affected due to the prolonged movement control order (MCO) period, including fresh graduates.
The case is apparent for this young man who went viral on Twitter recently. The Twitter user, who goes by the username @shukriconan, got noticed when he posted a tweet asking fellow netizens to retweet his post.
TOLONG RT GUYS. AKU DAH PENAT TAK BUAT APA APA. Kalau perlukan service runner around shah alam, just roger je. Kalau ada kerja kosong, roger jugak. Kalau dedua takda aku minta tolong rt je. Aku tak larat dah ni pic.twitter.com/Fd16IWNTgk
— Draxler (@shukriconan) October 12, 2020
Shukri (full name Muhammad Shukri Mat Salleh) has been offering his service as a runner, charging as low as RM1 in the Shah Alam area. Among the services provided include delivering and buying food and grocery items for his clients.
Shukri completed his diploma in Computer Science in UiTM earlier this year. Although he managed to land a job back in May, his stint with the company only lasted for two short months, as he was laid off in July.
In speaking to mStar, the fresh grad shared, “From July till September, I consider it as the lowest point in my life. I felt demotivated at that time. Some suggested for me to apply for a job as a rider for food delivery services like FoodPanda or GrabFood, to which I declined.”
Shukri decided to reject the offer because his mom objected to him working as a rider, due to the fact that his elder brother had passed away in a motorcycle accident. Shukri explains that his mother’s blessing is a huge deal and he doesn’t want to go against her wishes.
“I understand that my mother is worried about my safety. So, I travel around using my car instead. That’s why I’m working for Lalamove now in addition to conducting private runner services. Alhamdulillah, everything will go well,” he told the local portal.
When asked about his future plans, Shukri responded by saying that his current job as a rider is only temporary. “I want to raise some money so that I can pursue my studies next year,” the 24-year-old was quoted as saying.
All the best to the young man. :)