A young man went to seek an important position at a large printing company. He
passed the initial interview and was going to meet the director for the final
interview. The director saw his resume, it was excellent. And asked, ' - Have you
received a scholarship for school?' The boy replied, " No '. -' It was your father
who paid for your studies? ' -' Yes.'- He replied. -' Where does your father work? '
-' My father is a Blacksmith' The Director asked the young man to show him his
hands. The young man showed a pair of hands soft and perfect. -' Have you ever
helped your parents at their job? ' -' Never, my parents always wanted me to study
and read more books. Besides, he can do the job better than me. The director said:
-' I have got a request: When you go home today, go and wash the hands of your
father and then come see me tomorrow morning.' The young man felt his chance to get
the job was high. When he returned to his house he asked his father if he would
allow him to wash their hands. His father felt strange, happy, but with mixed
feelings and showed their hands to his son. The young man washed his hands, little
by little. It was the first time that he noticed his father's hands were wrinkled
and they had so many scars. Some bruises were so painful that his skin shuddered
when he touched them. This was the first time that the young man recognized what it
meant for this pair of hands to work every day to be able to pay for his study. The
bruises on the hands were the price that he payed for their education, his school
activities and his future. After cleaning his father's hands the young man stood in
silence and began to tidy and clean up the workshop. That night, father and son
talked for a long time. The next morning, the young man went to the office of the
director. The Director noticed the tears in the eyes of the young man when He asked
him: -' Can you tell me what you did and what you learned yesterday at your house?'
The boy replied: -' I washed my father's hands and when I finished I stayed and
cleaned his workshop ' -' Now I know what it is to appreciate and recognize that
without my parents , I would not be who I am today . By helping my father I now
realize how difficult and hard it is to do something on my own. I have come to
appreciate the importance and the value in helping the family. The director said,
"This is what I look for in my people. I want to hire someone who can appreciate the
help of others , a person who knows the hardship of others to do things, and a
person who does not put money as his only goal in life". ' You are hired '.Chat
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