“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