A magazine was once doing a study on human resources and they sent out a request for stories about good and bad experiences with employers.
One story stood out from the rest and quickly went viral once it was shared on social media.
A young husband and father had just moved 3,267 miles for a new job. After just one week of work, his employer said something that shocked him,
“I’ve worked all of 5 days for him, he hired me to be the GM of one of his small stores. Bummed a smoke off him and went outside to call my wife. We were stressing because we have no savings after moving from Alaska to Cali, payday isn’t till the 25th, and my 6mo daughter needed formula.
“Apparently he had come out to smoke with me and over heard the problem, I needed gas to get to work but she needed formula and we had money for neither. Boss didn’t say anything, but later in the day he asked to borrow the truck I’m driving for a delivery since his wife had theirs. Told him I didn’t have any gas he said he’d put in what he used.
“When he brought the truck back there were 5 of the large containers of formula on the back seat, a full tank of gas, and $500 on the center console. He told me to consider it a hiring bonus and if it wasn’t enough just tell him and he’ll take care of it and that as long as I worked for him he that offer stands. First time working for a small privately owned company (only like 10 employees) and I absolutely am floored by this.”