Giving Time to Save Life
A three-year-old son of a man living in Germany had leukemia. The man had to go to the hospital for his son’s treatment, but he could not quit his job because of the medical expenses.
For a while, taking his leave of absence, he went to the hospital. However, he used all his leave of absence, so he was worried that he might lose his job as he requested unpaid leave. Then his company officials and colleagues helped out. The employees voluntarily worked overtime on behalf of their colleague. More than 700 employees worked overtime for two weeks, making their work hour 3,264 hours and 30 minutes. Each person worked about five hours more to fill in for him with more than 400 working days. Thanks to that, the man could take care of his son for over a year in peace.