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Remembering Jose

Remembering Jose Hernandez

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When he applied for a job at Christos Union Depot some seventeen years ago, we weren’t sure what to make of him. He giggled a lot, often for no apparent reason, and it was difficult to have a proper conversation with him. But he had a disarming demeanor, so we gave him a try. In no time, it became clear that this was no ordinary worker. Not only was he strong as an ox, which meant that he could move banquet furniture with great ease, he was always early and never complained about the work. In fact, he thrived on it. He had an amazing sense for the flow of the work, and during the rush he would slide effortlessly from salads to the line to dish. He loved to work, enjoyed being helpful, and thoroughly relished the interaction with co-workers.

But what made Jose special was his great sense of humor. He knew how to tease co-workers, just enough to get a smile out of them without offending them. For a man of few words, he had a superb understanding of the people around him. There was always laughter when Jose was at work.

Jose, the compassionate, funny, hardworking man who brought joy to those around him, was tragically injured by a hit and run driver as he rode his bike home from work two nights ago. The reaction amongst our employees, present and past, has been overwhelming. The outpouring of concern and support speaks volumes about the love felt for him. We pray that he recovers from his grave injuries, and truly hope that the guilty person Is brought to justice.

A link is provided below to a Go Fund Me site set up by Jose’s friends at Brasa where he last worked.

 

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