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“When I applied, I didn’t tell him about it: he would’ve made a couple calls and I didn’t want him to intervene. Unfortunately, he never knew I was going to work here: he died of a heart attack three days before I arrived.

 

I had to send my CV about forty times! I didn’t see an acknowledgement on Monster.fr.

 

And finally, they called me: ‘Mr. L.? I had no choice but to call you or you were going to carry on.’

 

I said, ‘I think I’m motivated.’

 

– ‘Oh yes! That’s for sure!’ (Laughs). 

 

English translation by Rachael Kuper, Salem State University, April 2020

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