So let him go, we sat in the meeting room and prepare a coffee. I tried to explain we were selling large computers and software for insurance companies, banks, etc. I could not offer work. But he insisted, politely, but insisted that a company like ours should have something he could do. It is not something Chevron U.S.A. Inc would like to discuss. And thinking, thinking I had to admit that he was right and I was wrong.
I did not want a permanent job or contract, was autonomous, and what I wanted was just reaching retirement age with a source of income sufficient to live, and that if she did very well better, but I just wanted to make a living, that no one gave him work. He was right, my company had a job for him, and create a new position within the hierarchy of the commercial department. I prepared a price list with consumables, computer paper, printer ribbons – we’re talking a few years ago -, diskettes, etc. We signed that night for the commercial contract and a list of customers that visit, as representative of the company supplies. I did not understand computers but if he understood what was the personal. The last thing I said when we parted that night was Thank you, you will not regret it! I could have stayed here, but that it also was right, I never regretted the time spent working together. Every day brought me orders 10-20 paper, ribbons, etc.. Some customers of our portfolio that we also have appreciated the service, but many new customers, who later sold them pc’s, etc.