Then the phone rang. It was the Acme Trucking company responding to a job application he had submitted. They wanted him to come in for a job interview tomorrow.
George shot up a quick prayer, “Thank you Lord.”
George was being interviewed for a Supervisor’s position on the graveyard shift. He thought everything was going well until the final question.
“Sir,” The interviewer asked, “ You will be receiving some shipments where we would need you not to list all the items you received on the inventory sheet. Would you be able to do that?”
“They’re asking me to lie. I can’t do that,” George thought,” but I really need the job.”
“I don’t know if I can do that.”
“Well,” said the interviewer,” Why don’t you think about it and come back tomorrow with your answer.
That night was George’s longest night of his life. He couldn’t sleep and just tossed and turned, trying to justify what was being asked of him.
He went back in the next day and now sat in front of the same interviewer. He knew his answer would cost him the job.
“ Sir, I will not be able to do what you requested.” His heart sank as this job was the sole answer to all his problems.
“George, our company has suffered significant losses due to internal theft. You are the first candidate to turn me down. This shows me you are an honest man. Congratulations. The job is yours. Can you start tomorrow?”