Letters of recommendation

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A young lady comes to a shop to apply for a job with no references, but her general conduct impresses the boss

Submitted: April 04, 2017

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Submitted: April 04, 2017




Mr Attwood, who was the manager of the store “Absolutely Fabulous” soon knew he would need another person to handle the large number of customers his shop was receiving, so he put up signs everywhere saying there was a job open at his business. About twenty people applied, but he took only about fifteen minutes to choose a young lady named Sarah. One of the other workers was amazed at his selection and he said “Mr Attwood, not meaning to be rude, but I would like to know on what grounds you chose Sarah. She didn’t have any recommendations on her at all.” “That is not entirely correct” said Mr Attwood “it is true she did not have a resume with her, or any other written or verbal recommendations of any sort, but in a lot of other, subtle ways, she had a great many. She waited her turn patiently; she did not push or shove; she did not even look at her watch while she was waiting not like most of the other people who were applying for the job which indicated she was polite. She picked up the dress, which I had purposefully put onto the floor up off the floor, brushed it off with her hands and hung it back up where there were other extremely close examples of it, which is more than I can say for the other people who applied; they just stepped over it or kicked it aside and that indicated to me she was tidy and careful. When the lady who was browsing around dropped her purse and spilt all the money out of it, she was the only one who went over, said that she’d pick up her purse and the money, went down on her hands and knees, rounded up all the money that had spilt out of it and put it back in her purse and when the lady counted the money and said she was still missing the two dollars she’d need to pay for her bus home she went back down on her hands and knees and hunted everywhere and when she couldn’t find it, she gave her one of her own two-dollar coins and told the lady not to worry about paying her back, showing she was kind and thoughtful. When it was her turn to be interviewed, right away she admitted that she smoked and had received two parking tickets, indicating she was honest.” The worker suddenly saw the light and said “So in a way, Sarah did bring several letters of recommendation.”, and Mr Attwood agreed.


(By Shelley Goodman. Written on the 31st of October 2016)

© Copyright 2018 Bill Shakepear. All rights reserved.

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