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Adnan: 30 Neighbors. 30 Days. Spotlighting diverse Pittsburghers in social media and here on PUM

February 9, Day 21:

 

“Say good morning. Be the first one to say good morning. Don’t wait for other people. I was employee of the year, I didn’t even speak English. I worked very hard. I know what I did. I didn’t ask for it. One gentleman didn’t talk to me for one year because he was there 15 years and didn’t get anything. I was there one year and I was employee of the year. Every day I told him: ‘good morning’ and ‘good afternoon.’ Nothing. He didn’t even speak with me. I never gave up. I still came to the kitchen and said: ‘good morning,’ ‘good afternoon,’ and ‘good evening’ -- all year. I shared [this] with my general manager.  He asked for his name. I said: ‘no, I don’t want to tell you because either he will give up or I will give up.’ A year later, I come to the kitchen one day and I hear: ‘Adnan, good morning.’ I said: ‘Yesss!’  He knows I’m not the enemy.” -- Adnan  #IamPGH

 

Welcoming Pittsburgh is launching 30 Neighbors. 30 Days., in collaboration with PittsburghUrbanMedia.com and other partners, to spotlight stories from diverse Pittsburghers, including those hailing from countries around the globe, transplants from other American cities, and Pittsburgh natives. 

  Follow the campaign:  www.PittsburghUubanMedia.com, WelcomingPGH on Facebook and Twitter, hashtag #IamPGH. 30 Neighbors. 30 Days. runs January 20 – February 18, 2016.

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