Several months ago, I read the story of Ken Grenda, a 79-year-old Australian bus operator. After 66 years in the business, he sold his business for a sizable amount of money and after that, he shared some of the profits to his employees.
How cool is that?
It was not revealed how much he sold it for but he reportedly shared about Aus$15 million (roughly US$15.9 million) of the profits to his employees.
Isn’t it nice? It was said that the old man had always been thankful to the hard work and loyalty of his employees in their family-run company. About 1,800 workers benefited from the sale and all of them were very surprised when their bank account balances were jacked up. Most of the workers reportedly received about $8,500 but others got as much as $100,000, depending on their stay in the company.
Grenda had always been known to be kind and generous to his employees but this just tops all his good deeds.
I believe that Grenda had been blessed much because with the little that was entrusted to him, he was a good steward, sharing whatever he had. And even when he was entrusted with much, he has proven that his values did not change.