It is without a doubt that the pandemic has been difficult on everyone. People are struggling to keep their jobs and make ends meet. Although times are rough, we must remind each other that there is light at the end of the tunnel. And, that is the case for this man in Sabah who quit his job to sell RM1 buns. And now, he is even making life better for those around him by providing employment. Check out his story below.
Man In Sabah Who Quit Job To Sell RM1 Buns Now Providing Employment To Youngsters
According to an article on New Straits Times, a man named, Ridzuan Jamal, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah had left his job as a supervising engineer to sell RM1 buns from his car boot last year. Fast forward to now, things are looking up and he is even providing jobs to those who lost their income due to the pandemic.
In a stament, Ridzuan Jamal, 28, said he has now earned enough money to open his own shop after selling the buns at RM1 each for less than six months. He reportedly sold about 1,000 buns daily in Penampang and Putatan. Eventhough the buns were sold at an affordable price, he mentioned that he actually earned more than this previous job.
Since opening, Ridzuan has now managed to employ nine workers. He is providing employment to those who have recently lost their jobs and to several newly-graduated youngsters. In a statement, “There are also three secondary school students working as part-timers to help their parents whose incomes are affected by the pandemic, apart from getting work experience,” he said. He also adds that his workers’ basic salary ranged between RM900 to RM1,200.
Ridzuan is now only focusing on expanding his business, and he said that he expects to recruit more workers both for the bun production and agents to sell the products. He is currently targeting 15 agents and now has eight (8) to cover Sepanggar, Inaman, Kota Kinabalu, Putatan, Papar, Kinarut, Kimanis, and Telipok.
He said, “I am concentrating on having as many agents as possible to even cover more districts from Tuaran to Menumbok.” He mentions that he will need more people to increase the supply and to also help others survive through employment and sales especially during the movement control order.
Ridzuan’s business is called En.Rotiboy Bakery and it is based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. You may check out their Instagram page linked below.
Source: New Straits Times (Website)
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