Compassion - to receive I think the look on Angie’s face when I saw her after her first day was payment enough I don’t think my heart was

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Compassion – 9/23 Topic September 20, 2009 Brandon Tucker I was talking to a friend of mine a few weeks back, and he informed me that his wife was still looking for work as she had been laid off from Texas Instruments nearly a year ago. Knowing my company had some positions open for specific roles I submitted her resume unbeknownst to my friend and his wife. It wasn’t until I received a phone call from our HR department informing me that I would be receiving a referral bonus due to my company bringing her on full time as an employee. I was ecstatic, but not nearly the amount Angie was. She officially started on the 21 st of September and loves being back in the working world. This may not seem like much, but for me this is my way of paying it forward. I don’t doubt for a second that my friends would all do the same for me if I were in the same position. It has nothing to do with the referral bonus that I am
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Unformatted text preview: to receive. I think the look on Angie’s face when I saw her after her first day was payment enough. I don’t think my heart was changed all that much, as this is not the first time I have lent a hand to a friend. There are actually five people working currently with me at AmerisourceBergen that I have submitted their resume. I do not think of it something that I have to do, I just enjoy helping out people I have worked with and networked with my 10 years in the job market. I think the worst part about being helpful in this sort of situation is when one of my friends does not get hired. I feel like I let them down, versus my company choosing to go another direction. In closing, I like to think of myself as a selfless person… one who will continue to give even when the giving becomes the toughest....
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2010 for the course MKTG 3301 taught by Professor Kathymeyer during the Fall '09 term at Dallas Baptist.

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