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Joe Marconi

Drunk driving and a promisng youg tech

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A few months back I got a call from a vendor about a young tech looking for employment. He was impressed with this young man and asked me if I would interview him. I agreed, although I had no positions open. During the interview I too was impressed with him. We decided to hire him anyway. Good people are hard to find, and if this young tech was a diamond in the rough, better we find a spot for him, rather the competition.

 

All was going well. He was on time each day, worked hard, worked fast and you could see that this guy had the talent that could turn him into a superstar.

 

Then we got the bad news from our insurance company. This promising young man recently was involved in an accident and was charged with drunk driving. Apparently he had other traffic tickets we was dealing with too. We have a very strict policy about this, and sadly we had to let him go.

 

I know I did the right thing for the company and for him too, but I hope he works through this and rebounds from it. I had high hopes for him and felt we could mentor him and provide him with a career path.

 

Life throws us all a curve ball sometimes; lately it seems like those curve balls are coming more frequent.

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