(Minghui.org) I am the manager of a restaurant chain's purchasing department. My job is to make purchases for more than ten restaurants. It's a highly coveted job in China, because of its potential for making money under the table. As a practitioner, I follow Falun Dafa's principles to do my job in the most honest way.
The owner of my company told me, “You are the one I trust the most to do this job!” My coworkers agree.
When I interviewed for this job in 2010, I told the company owner that I'm a Falun Dafa practitioner and I told him of my experience of being persecuted. I had been tortured badly, but refused to give out any information about my fellow practitioners, and refused to be transformed. I also told him the story of Falun Dafa, and the importance of quitting the Communist organizations. He listened carefully and asked me many questions. We talked for two hours. I honestly did not care if he hired me or not. I was happy to be able to talk to him about Falun Dafa.
He phoned me a couple of days later and said that I was hired.
I follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance at work. I always try to be honest, tolerant, upright, responsible and willing to work harder than others. This is natural for a cultivator. The probation period is usually three months, but I was formally hired after one month. As the restaurant chain grew, the company needed a purchasing manager. The company owner told me, “You don't have to work as a restaurant manager anymore. I want you to manage the purchases for us. You are the one I trust the most for this job!”
The position of purchasing manager is a very lucrative job for an ordinary person. In our city, purchasing managers for big restaurants can easily make 300,000 to 500,000 yuan on the side each year. I purchase all the meat, vegetables, spices, and other supplies, and I fill out the price forms. It would be very easy for me to charge more for each item and then pocket the extra money. The sellers ask me the total I want them to put on the receipt, and it doesn't have to match the actual payment. This is how businesses are run in China now.
I always follow the principle of truthfulness, and tell them to write the exact amount. The receipts I give to our accountant exactly match how much I have paid. I always return the gift cards the businesses sent to me on holidays, and tell them that I don't need any “kick back,” as I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.
Some business owners invite me to dinner parties, but I decline them all. Sometimes, sellers miscalculate and under-charge me. I make up the payment the next time. When some sellers have said, “It's rare to find a person as honest as you,” I told them, “Falun Dafa is moral and upright. That's the reason why Jiang Zemin, the former Communist Party leader persecutes Falun Dafa. Evil is afraid of the righteous.” Some of the sellers said, “If government officials were as honest as you are, there would be hope for China!”
All the people in my city's grocery market who have done business with me know I'm a Falun Dafa practitioner. I have talked to them about the persecution and given them truth-clarification flyers. Sometimes I do the standing exercises on the river bank next to the market or send forth righteous thoughts in my car. When the security guards ask, “What qigong exercise are you doing?” I tell them Falun Dafa. They nod their heads and don't bother me.
I have been doing the exercises on the river bank for almost two years. One time, a 610 Office employee came to talk to me, and invited me to make purchases from his relative's store. I visited the store and made some purchases. I compared the quality and prices without bias.
The restaurant managers and chefs are very picky about the quality and the prices of their supplies. They are almost hostile to whoever does the purchasing. The former purchasing manager wept because of their harsh criticism. They are polite to me though, and have never criticized me. They know I'm a Falun Dafa practitioner. My conversations with them are open and honest. Because I have nothing to hide, I can talk with great confidence.
A policeman who was in charge of carrying out the persecution policy once asked me, “You aren't working as the restaurant manager any more. So what are you doing now?” When I told him I was a purchasing manager, he said it was a great job. I said, “Do you know why my boss put me in this important position?” He shook my hands with both hands, and said, “I know. I know.”
I have four siblings who practice Falun Dafa. We have a harmonious family life. We've never had any disputes over family affairs. When my mother passed away, my oldest brother volunteered to pay most of the funeral expenses. I paid a small amount. We didn't let our other brothers pay anything since they are farmers. No one in my family is divorced. My nephews all graduated from colleges and graduate schools. My daughter did better than expected on her national exam and entered one of the best colleges. She successfully passed the bar after graduation and became a lawyer in a big city.
I believe a person who is upright, tolerant, compassionate, hard-working, and resists temptations will naturally be blessed. If a person doesn't have any principles of self-cultivation, it will be harder to restrain himself.
A few years ago I worked in a coastal city, while my wife lived in another city. I walked past prostitutes on the streets many times. One time, a woman shamelessly grabbed my clothes and wouldn't let go. I turned around and put one hand vertically in front of my chest to clear away the interference. She was scared, and left immediately with her head lowered. As my thoughts became purer, I no longer encountered this situation.
I filed a lawsuit in May 2015 against Jiang Zemin for his persecution of Falun Dafa. I received a receipt of my indictment from the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Supreme Court later that day. One day in September, nine policemen arrested me and took me to a police station. I sat down with my legs crossed, sent forth righteous thoughts to clear away the evil interference and did the exercises. I was released that day.
My experiences show that Falun Dafa cultivators have been very blessed. Dafa brings great benefits to our society, our workplaces and our families.