Girl Got Fired After Helping Old Man (82) - Then Boss Learns Who The Old Man Really Was

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A job at a gas station might not seem like much, but to Jennifer it meant the world. After a childhood that would bring a tear to your eye, she finally felt like she had a bit of stability in her life. But all that changed after she was brutally fired by her boss Alfred after doing a good deed for an unknown old man in need.

But not long after, Alfred would learn the true identity of the old man and this would change everything…

Getting fired

Jennifer felt like she had just thrown about her only chance at a future. She had hated working at the gas station but it least she had a job. And now she had thrown it all away because she wanted to be nice to an old man she had never even met before…

The old man returned

Nobody at the gas station expected that the old man would come back to pay for the gas Jennifer gifted him, they were all proven incorrectly. The man came back only an hour later with the money. But that was not all he brought with him…

Everything changed

Jennifer was just about to leave with her things when she saw the car pull into the gas station. And from that moment, her dire situation would change very quickly…

But why did Jennifer decide to help this unknown old man? Who was he and what did he bring with him that changed everything?

Hard from the beginning

Jennifer Miller's life has been incredibly hard and unpredictable since its beginning. After the girl's mother died of complications from pneumonia when Jennifer was only five years old she had to live with her alcoholic stepfather for about two years.

Worried about her

Unfortunately the man never really cared for the girl. It's hard to say how the girl's life would have turned out if it weren't for the neighbors who called the social services.Jennifer's neighbor was worried sick about her. Ze didn’t hesitate a moment and decided to call social services for help.

Not an enviorment for a child

They luckily took her call very seriously and it didn’t take long before they came to check out the situation for themselves. When they arrived, the social worker was shocked by the situation in which they found poor Jennifer. They knew that this girl had to get out of here immediately. This is not an environment a child should be growing up in at all.

Sad impression

Needless to say, the frightened little girl made a very sad impression on the social workers. She looked at them like a hunted animal who got caught in a trap. Meanwhile Jennifer's stepfather was so drunk that he couldn't even talk to the social workers. When they asked him to explain why the house was such a mess, instead the man just brushed them off as if they were some annoying flies and went into another room swaying from side to side.

A large friendly family

Thus the behavior of the irresponsible alcoholic sealed Jennifer's fate for years to come. Forcing her to live at an orphanage. It was very difficult for the girl to adapt to living in an unfamiliar world. At first but then thanks to the qualified help of the caretakers, little Jennifer felt like she was a part of a large and friendly family.

Starting her new life

Time flew by quickly at the orphanage and Jennifer didn't even realize when she'd become a young adult saying goodbye to her beloved caretakers. The young woman entered the adult world where she was now supposed to find her place.

A small house

First of all, Jennifer solved the housing issue by receiving a small house on the outskirts of the city from an orphan relief fund. Unfortunately, the neighborhood she ended up in could hardly be called safe but the young woman had nothing to choose. From thus she humbly accepted everything fate threw at her.

Rejected again

Now that Jennifer had her own home she could finally start looking for a job. Because of her difficult childhood, Jennifer had been unable to finish her education. But she was still very determined to find a job that she loved. Sadly, this was a lot more difficult than she had hoped. She made hundreds of calls hoping to find an employer that was willing to hire a young, enthusiastic, and hardworking lady. But she was always rejected for not meeting the criteria.

The advertisement

But one day, she saw an  for a job at the local gas station. It was not the dream position Jennifer had hoped for, but she had to start somewhere. And who knew how much she could grow there? She decided to go for it and called the owner. Maybe this was her only chance at getting a job and having some security for her future.

Call the gas station

She was very nervous when she made the call to the owner of the gas station. The phone was answered by a middle-aged man who introduced himself as Alfred Patterson. He sounded nice. Jennifer told him that she was calling because of the job ad she had seen in the paper.

Looking for help

Alfred sounded excited when he told her that they were always looking for help and especially from pretty young ladies like herself. They decided on meeting the next day for an interview so that Alfred could get to know Jennifer a bit better.

Optimistic

The next morning, Jennifer woke up very optimistic. She was looking forward to the meeting with Alfred and was confident that she could convince him to give her the job. She had prepared to the best of her abilities and as Alfred had mentioned, he was looking for pretty and enthusiastic young girls. She fit the bill perfectly! She drove to the gas station with a smile on her face. But in reality, she had no idea who the man she was going to meet actually was...

Perfect for the job

'Yes, I'm actually looking for help. And a young woman as pretty as you would be perfect for the job.' the owner of the gas station said with a greasy smile. 'Thank you sir I'd be very grateful for any job' Jennifer answered. The woman felt as if she was being looked over from head to toe.

Womanizer

Alfred Patterson was a middle-aged man who never missed an opportunity with a woman and was proud to have broken at least a couple of dozens of women's hearts. Therefore when the womanizer saw Jennifer at his office he already knew that the interview was simply a formality he was definitely hiring the beautiful woman.

The best place on earth

Alfred had his own reasoning behind such a decision and it was born in his petty and immoral soul. But the unsuspecting Jennifer was very glad to get the job at the gas station which seemed like the best place on earth to her. Two other young women and a cashier worked at the gas station together with Jennifer. The 2 other girls had a strange manner of going about things…

Her collegues

Her collegues Sally and Rose had been friends since high school, that's why they kept to themselves and were in no hurry to accept Jennifer into their circle. On top of that, the always cheerful girlfriends were running some kind of a scam with the gas, which is why they always had extra money in their pockets. One day Sally even plucked up the courage and offered Jennifer to join in on their scam but the orphan woman rejected the offer.

More money

'Well that's too bad. After all, the customers wouldn't even notice that and you'd get a couple of extra dollars. I'm sure you could use the money.' Sally said disappointed. Jennifer only smiled shyly in response and shrugged her shoulders. Even though Jennifer grew up with no parents, the thought of stealing and deceiving customers made her feel uncomfortable.

His sights on her

Also Jennifer was used to living modestly and was satisfied with the salary that she got at the gas station. Unfortunately, the young woman didn't know it yet but Alfred Patterson had set his sights on her for a long time. He was only waiting for an opportune moment to get what he wanted. To achieve his goal, the nasty gas station owner used every pretext to get close to Jennifer.

Touching her

Touching her hand, hugging her at the waist and even making dirty jokes. 'Mr Patterson, I'm sorry but your hints are making me uncomfortable' the young woman said after escaping from the groping hands of the impotent man yet again. 'You can try and avoid me as much as you want, but I'll still get what I want. You didn't think you'd got this job for nothing, did you?' Alfred answered and smoothed his hair.

They laughed

Sally and Rose laughed approvingly in response to the man's comment. The woman knew their boss's preference as well and never stood up to him getting treated this way. Jennifer could barely fight back the tears and it took her enormous effort to pull herself together. Barely keeping it together until the work day was over, the woman took off her hated overalls and hurried home.

A new friend

Walking past the trash cans on her way home Jennifer suddenly heard a strange squeak. The woman stopped and took a look around, then having identified the source of the sound. Jennifer lifted the empty cardboard box and saw a small kitten underneath. 'How did you get there, dear', the woman exclaimed. She took the kitten into her arms realizing that the kitten would simply die without shelter and food.

Thomas

Jennifer took him home after giving the tiny animal milk to drink, the woman decided to name him Thomas in honor of everyone's favorite cartoon character. Now when Jennifer returned home from work she was always greeted by a fluffball who loved his owner more than anything else in the world.

Embracing these moments

These moments made the woman's heart sing and even Alfred's incessant harassment no longer seemed so bad. Every time that Jennifer had a hard day at work, she was so happy that Thomas came to greet her when she got home.

Notice everything

This little animal seemed to really feel what she needed and she was overjoyed that this cat had come on her path. Thomas was able to solve all her problems it seemed.Whenever Alfred made another one of his attempts to get closer to her, Thomas the cat just seemed to notice it right away in Jennifer and would climb into her lap.

Her hapiness

He would not leave until he had Jennifer smiling from ear to ear. Thomas even knew when Sally and Rose had been talking behind Jennifer's back. It was so difficult at work, but Jennifer managed to through it out, because she just felt like everything was about to change.

She was right

And she would turn out to be very right… Everything was about to drastically change. It all started when things were getting worse and worse for the gas station. Because this motivated Alfred to make a big decision that would change everything…

Angry boss

The fact was that the gas station profits were declining in recent months, which made Alfred Patterson very angry. 'If it continues this way I'll probably end up having to sell the gas station. So maybe you should start looking for new job while there's still time', the owner said referring mainly to his two favorite employees Sally and Rose.

Shocked

The 2 girls were shocked by what Alfred had told them. They would never earn this much money again with the gas station. But while her 2 colleagues were very much starting to panic about this, Jennifer actually seemed to find some peace in this. She had heard some information that was not meant for her ears and it could not have made her happier.

A honest employee

Jennifer accidentally overheard that the potential buyer of the gas station was a serious man, who made his fortune in gold mines of Alaska. By and large the woman didn't really care who'd be the new boss since she was a good and honest employee.

Worried Collegues

Such people can adapt to any boss and new conditions easier than others. But Sally and Rose were very worried since they realized that they might have to give up their illegal income from their unaccounted sales of gas. This thought terrified them. But what Jennifer did not know was that there was an old Chevrolet on the way which was going to set off a chain reaction of events…

A cheap old Chevrolet

Once at the height of the working day a cheap old Chevrolet drove into the gas station. The car was so old and looked so bad, that it obviously belonged in a landfill. A frail old man was sitting behind the wheel of this relic of the past. He was wearing shabby clothes and a battered baseball cap, yet another beggar. 

Could you help me?

'Now he's going to fill up a couple of liters just to be able to get home and that's it', Sally said sarcastically. But as it turned out a little later, the old man had no money even for a couple liters of gas. 'Miss, could you help me out please? The fact is, I forgot my wallet at home and I don't have enough gas to go back to get it', the old man asked embarrassedly fiddling with this cap in his hands.

You are a baggar

'We know you're kind, you old beggars you beg for food and change on the streets and then you come and beg for gas here. That's one easy way to live your life. Get out of here, before I call the police!, Rose answered rudely. 'Really? And why would you do that? I'm just asking for a loan. I need to get to the airport, can you understand that? My son's arriving today and I haven't seen him for many years'. 

Take my wedding ring

'Here I have a wedding ring, you can take it I don't need it anymore. I've been a widower for seven years.', the old man set with the sob and began to pull the ring off his finger. Seeing the situation Jennifer experienced a surge of sympathy for the old man who was willing to humiliate himself so much for a couple of liters of gas.

I'll help you

'Stop it sir, it's not worth it. I believe you and I'll fill you up, no ring needed', the woman said and began to unscrew the cap off the tank of the old man Chevrolet. Meanwhile, Sally and Rose shared a knowing look and rushed to the phone quickly to report this incident to Alfred Patterson.

Who do you think you are?

The impotent woman didn't even care about the fact that having filled up the man's tank Jennifer wrote down the entire amount to be taken out of her own paycheck. But as soon as the old man left, the gas station its owner rushed in and his face was distorted with anger. 'Who do you think you are Jennifer? You might have forgotten, but I'm still the owner of this gas station. I still make the decisions here and I don't like it when someone gives away gas for free', Alfred Patterson started yelling.

Made a note

'I understand sir, but I made a note for this amount to come out of my paycheck', Jennifer objected quietly. In response the owner of the gas station simply pointed the confused employee to the door telling her that she was fired.

Punished for her kindness

Jennifer wiped away a tear and went to gather her things. There was no way the unfortunate orphan could have predicted such a turn of events. What was Alfred being so difficult about? The man was even willing to give his wedding ring and that was worth much more than the bit of gas he had put in his tank.

The car showed up agian

Jennifer was still convinced she did the right thing. And now she was very upset and had been punished for her kindness. Can you imagine the surprise of the gas station employees when the same Chevrolet came back about an hour later? Sally and Rose could not believe what they were seeing. Did the man really come back to pay for the gas?

A young handsome man

Only now, there was a young man in a business suit and sunglasses driving it and the poor old man was sitting in the passenger seat. Jennifer was holding the few personal items she had at the station and was about to leave when the old man came hurrying towards her.

Here is the money

 'Hear miss, here's the money. My name is Henry Matthews, and that handsome man wearing glasses is my son George. Thank you very much for your help. If it weren't for you I would have been late to pick up my son. But thanks to you I got there in time. 

Give the money to her

He spent many years in Alaska and now he's decided to come back home.' the elderly man explained, holding out the money. 'Thank you very much, but if you don't mind give this money to the cashier, as I no longer work at this gas station I've just been fired.', Jennifer answered with an embarrassed smile. 

You're... What?!

'What do you mean fired? Who fired you? They had no right. I've already made the first payment of this gas station and according to the agreement after paying the entire amount I will become the rightful owner.', the old man's son asked in surprise after accidentally overhearing the entire conversation. At that moment, Jennifer had no idea what this visit was going to put in motion for her…

Is that you?

'Mr Matthews, is that you? How's that? I didn't even know that this man was your father.", Alfred Patterson tried to justify himself but George was angry and there was no stopping him. The businessman immediately called his manager and instructed him to make the final transfer. Thus paying the full amount for the gas station and becoming the rightful owner right on the spot.

The big announcement

Then George made an announcement that he was now the new owner of this gas station. Hearing his words Jennifer's face lit up with a sweet smile which made the orphan woman look even more beautiful. Alfred Patterson felt very uncomfortable and chose to leave. He understood perfectly well that from now on he was unwelcome at this gas station.

Differt idea's

When George fired Alfred, it would be the start of a lot of changes for the rest of the personnel. George actually started rewarding them for their good behavior and deeds. And besides that, he was keeping a close eye on who he thought was good for the company. He had his doubts about Sally and Rose, but he had very different Idea’s about Jennifer

Things change

A month flew by, left without their patron Sally and Rose quickly learned the new rules and dropped their scam having quickly figured out that their petty theft would no longer be tolerated. But Jennifer was the one most surprised by the changes implemented by the new owner. As he put her in charge of his entire chain of gas stations throughout the city. 

She still fills his Chevrolet

Moreover, George's father Henry Matthews often visits the woman and doesn't let anyone else fill his Chevrolet. The old man treats Jennifer like a daughter and deep down, dreams that she'd start dating his son George. The woman always blushes to the very roots of her hair and smiles tippedly in response to his suggestions. Which gives Mr Matthews a reason to believe that his dreams might well come true one day.

This story is a work of fiction created for entertainment. Characters and events are the products of the author’s imagination. The images shown are used for illustration only.