Okla. Man Forced to Cancel Job Interview with Google After Family Tragedy Shocked by Companys Response
An Oklahoma man who reportedly applied at Google with the hopes of bringing in extra money for his family was forced to cancel his interview after his family suffered a tragic loss. According to reports, the man who was seeking an additional source of income to better provide for his son that suffers from autism lost his sister and was unfortunately unable to attend his scheduled phone interview.
Just three days before Reddit user Britishwookie says he was scheduled to interview for a job as data center facilities technician at Googles Mayes County, Oklahoma, location, his sister died. So he notified the company of his loss and hoped it could all still work out.
Once the company learned of the tragic circumstances, Britishwookie says they did something that companies of that size rarely do: He received a touching handwritten note from his [sic]perspective employer.
An email just didnt suffice when we heard of your and familys loss. I hope you know we are sincerely sending our most comforting thoughts your way in this difficult time. I hope you feel surrounded by much love.
During the interview process at Google my sister died. They sent this in the the mail. Im truly touched by the gesture, the title of Peters Reddit post read.
Peter later clarified that it was three days before his scheduled interview that he lost his sibling. He also shared that he was going for the job to help take better care of his son, who has autism.
The extra pay isnt to make it but is needed to keep my wife out of needing a job. Our son is autistic and while being on the high functioning side of things he really needs stability like his mother, Peter wrote.
It is unclear at this point if Peter has taken the job with Google, however, regardless of if he has or has not, the hand-written note was a truly wonderful gesture.