This CEO is redefining how we think of giving back.
OK, so here’s the scoop – something pretty bad happened recently at a wealthy New York City law firm: A lady jumped out the window of the firm’s 35th story downtown office.
In her letter she left behind, she mentioned the fact that the stress of the corporate world and the competitive environment her CEO thrust her into contributed to her feeling like there was no other way out.
Pretty heavy stuff. But here’s the kicker: The CEO had his lawyers look over the note. They determined that nothing written in the note could legally bind him to her death.
Can you say close call? But this CEO wasn’t just satisfied with not being legally at fault for his employee’s death.
No, that wasn’t good enough for him.
He called Tony, the ex-employee’s 14-year-old son, offering him a leg up on his classmates in the form of an unpaid internship for the fall of 2017.
The hours to the internship are demanding and will directly interfere with his high school schedule, but throwing Tony to the wolves may just be the perfect way to help him grow up quick, especially now that he doesn’t have a mom to guide him.
In this competitive, dog-eat-dog world, there is nothing better than starting an unpaid internship before everyone else in your age group.
Looks like Tony’s well on his way to a fulfilling life and perhaps a job just like his mother used to have.
All thanks to a CEO who decided he wanted to go above and beyond.