The child grows up
Enzo eventually agreed to give Hactl a try. Since joining, he’s been mainly responsible for clerical work; and the 8 years have meanwhile passed by quickly, and he’s recently been promoted to Assistant Supervisor. “I didn’t struggle with the decision to leave the sports sector; as I grew older, I realised I couldn’t stay in that circle forever. When I first joined Hactl, it was a whole new world for me. But, with my dad’s encouragement, I just rolled the dice and gave it a shot.” He has now left rope skipping behind, but often shares his experience with youngsters and gives them advice. “Really, I don't think I have ever given up rope skipping; I just do it a different way now.”
Although the Chans work in different teams, their work is closely related. And, since Enzo joined Hactl, he and his father now find they have more in common. Enzo has also become more mature in performing his duties, earning praise from many of his co-workers. It’s a relief to his Dad: “Sometimes I hear about the emergencies he has had to deal with. Because I’ve worked at the terminal for so long, I understand what it’s like, and I think he’s done a great job handling these situations. He is no longer the kid he once was!” To Chan, the best news was Enzo becoming a supervisor, loved by his team. “The most important thing is taking good care of colleagues, and developing a close rapport with each other,” Chan finishes.
Chan used to believe that — no matter how old Enzo was — he would always be a child in his head. But when he sees for himself how well Enzo gets along with the others, he is relieved: the child is finally a man!