Not too long ago, Russell asked if he could talk to me. He seemed a little nervous and said he had something important to ask me. He continued, "Bronwyn, I know this is a long time from now, but when I'm in high school... do you think you would maybe hire me?"
It was asked seriously so I responded in kind. I said, "Well, Russell, you know, I have to interview applicants and you'd have to fill out an application. But the things I look for are responsibility and hard work and working well with people, so I think you'd have a good chance. And you already translate for me, so that's been really helpful. I can't promise you anything, but I think you seem like you'd be a great employee."
He looked incredibly relieved and said he'd apply when he was in ninth grade. I'd love to have him as an employee.