Will McCallum

Half of my monthly allowance repays a loan from many years ago

Will McCallum
Half of my monthly allowance repays a loan from many years ago

Every month, Jack receives a government allowance but he always gives half of this to repay a loan from many years ago, a principle he holds on to based on the strong work ethic he's developed through the many jobs he's worked in, mostly as a Building Attendant for residential properties in Wan Chai, Central and the Mid-Levels. One of his most memorable experiences was getting a job for a very affluent apartment, where he ended up staying for 4 years and even managed a team of 12 Gurkas. 

"To even get a face-to-face interview with the building's chairman was very difficult and they assessed you on many key areas - how your face looked, your communication skills, your ethnicity, your ability to build relationships, your diligence, politeness and of course, your endurance to be yelled out when residents complained. One of the most bizarre cases I had to handle was when a resident had lost their pet bird through the window and they wanted me to find it".

Since he's stopped working, Jack still sometimes catches the bus to visit these same areas where he used to commute to many years ago. He's hoping to find a steady job and assures that he'll apply the same work ethic and try very hard to earn his living. 

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