Woman bikes 26 miles to apply for job

Sept. 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

CHERRYVILLE, N.C., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman who has been unemployed for a year and a half said she made a 26-mile round trip on her daughter's bicycle to put in a job application.

Kimberly White, who was laid off from her administrative assistant job in February 2011 and ran out of unemployment benefits two weeks ago, said she rode her daughter's pink mountain bike from her Cherryville home to the JobLink Career Center in Lincolnton Sept. 10 to get her application in before the deadline for a posting, the Gaston (N.C.) Gazette reported Wednesday.

"I do like to get out and bike, so I didn't think that that was too much to ask to get a really good job," White said. "I never thought twice about hopping on the bike and trekking up there. A good job is a make it or break it for my household."

White said the 26-mile round trip took her about 3 hours.

She said she was waiting to hear a response to her application.

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