"I guess you do not have to believe in God but so many good things happened to me and I am grateful. So there should be someone to express the gratitude to.'
The Human Place
Everything I describe here really happened.
- Highlander Among Us
This took place in late 1990s when I was an engineering supervisor on a very tough project. I worked at least 70 hours a week and still could not cover the whole scope. Deadlines were swiftly approaching and everyone was very nervous, me especially because for me it was the first big one. No wonder that I at first did not even pay attention to a resume someone put on my desk. It had notes from lots of supervisors before me. Obviously, nobody was interested.
It was already dark outside when I decided to go home. I picked up the resume and started reading it on the way to the exit. I read it once. Then I stopped, Then I read it again. Then I turned back to my office and sent a short e-mail to HR:
- This person must be hired on the spot, no questions asked.
In the morning I got a call from HR:
- Hey, Mark, did you send this message?
- Yes, I sure did.
- What's the idea? Nobody wanted him before you.
- Do you have a copy of the resume?
- Yes, here.
- Read the first paragraph word- by-word.
There was a pause on the other side and then the HR- person chuckled: