Funny and almost insane things happen in the workplace all the time.
Here is my story.
This is a quick throwback to a time before the coronavirus hit.
I got to work earlier than normal on this day (at around 7 a.m).
I proceeded to unpack my bag and set up my laptop so I could dive into work early.
My friends (a.k.a coworkers) also trooped in not too long after (oh I miss them so much) and we got to talking and laughing.
I mean, we had not resumed officially yet, so a little slacking off was inevitable.
At some minutes past 8a.m, we got a call from the security post manning our gate.
Wondering what was up at such an early hour, I picked up the call, and I honestly wasn’t prepared for what was going to come next…
“Hello, good morning”, I said.
After the short pleasantries, the caller proceeded to inform me about a job candidate who came over for an interview.
I thought he was early, but then…
He said this candidate had been there SINCE 5 a.m!
I stopped him there in disbelief, hoping he would correct himself, but he did not.
I told my friends what I had just heard, but they did not believe me.
I went down the stairs to personally bring this early bird candidate up to the office because such dedication deserves an equal amount of respect.
We got into a conversation and the candidate explained to me that he lived really far away and didn’t want to take any chances.
Am I about to turn this story into a life lesson?
Yes, yes I am.
The fire that burns during the job hunt, should never be put off after landing the job.
Continue to have a passion for that job, and you will find yourself at the top in no time!