Saturday, 18 February 2012

Wisdom of the World -Week 167

The Interview
Jimmy is an unemployed car mechanic. One day he got an interview. All dressed up in a neat suit and tie, he went on his way.
While waiting for a bus, he saw a man frantically kicking the tyre of his car. Obvious something was wrong; Jimmy offered to help with the problem even though it would make him late.
Jimmy fixed the problem, declined payment but accepted a lift to the interview.
Covered in grease, Jimmy was at the end of the line as the interviewer was late.
 One by one, the applicants left the interviewer’s office with gloomy looks on their faces, a sign of disappointment.
Then his name was called. The interviewer was sitting on an executive chair facing towards the office window and asked: “Do you really need to be interviewed?” Jimmy’s heart sank.
“With the way I look now, how could I possibly pass this interview?” Jimmy thought to himself.
Then the interviewer turned the chair and to Jimmy’s surprise, it was the man he helped earlier in the morning. It turned out; he was the General Manager of the company .
“Sorry I had to keep you waiting, but I was pretty sure I made the right decision of having you as part of our workforce before you even stepped into this office. I just know you’d be a trustworthy worker, congratulations.” Jimmy sat down as they shared a cup of well-deserved coffee as he landed himself a new job.

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