The week before graduation, Anthony Fields was hired as a custodian at an engineering firm. He started the job the Monday after graduation. He was assigned the evening shift, working from 5:00 p.m. until the offices had been cleaned and made ready for the following workday. On his breaks, Anthony read in the many engineering books in the different offices.
One evening, an engineering team was working late to meet a timeline for a client. Anthony made it a point to hang around outside the conference room and listen to their conversation as much as possible. He was surprised that he understood some of the verbiage used among the team. Eventually one by one, the engineers began to go home, leaving Mr. Trahan alone to complete the project.
Soon Anthony heard Mr. Trahan using language, indicating frustration. Anthony took a deep breath and entered the conference room.