Gaining Trust and Respect at Work by Following the Teachings of Dafa
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Gong in 1998. In daily life, I've tried to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which has earned me respect from my supervisors and co-workers.
Company director: “Practicing Falun Gong is good”
A few years ago, before I started to practice Falun Gong, my supervisor told me that I would be promoted if I was willing to work in the countryside for two years. I took the offer.
Two years later, I came back to the city, but my supervisor didn't keep his promise and I was never promoted. I believed that my hard work in the countryside should have been commended and that I was unfairly treated. So, I started to come to work 30 minutes late and left 30 minutes early. I often had fights with co-workers, and nobody dared to say anything to me.
After I became a Falun Gong practitioner, I learned that everything has a karmic relationship, and realized that my behavior at work was wrong. So, I started to treat everybody with kindness, and conduct myself following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I no longer fought for personal interest, either.
After a few months, I was promoted to an accountant position. I had the authorization to enter an item in an account if it was less than five million yuan (roughly 800-thousand U.S. dollars) without a supervisor's signature. This showed my supervisor's trust in me.
Once the local police department asked the managers at my workplace to make sure that I would not go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. One of the supervisors told the police, “Practicing Falun Gong is good. He was a troublemaker before, and nobody dared offend him. But now, he's a model worker.”
Office supervisor: “I trust you 100 percent”
Down the road, I was appointed to take charge of a complex accounting task, which involved dozens of bank branches and the central bank. I could now allocate a lot of money to the bank branches, and the amount increased from half a million to 17 million yuan (about 2.7 million U.S. dollars).
Many officials from the branches tried to bribe me, but I always turned them away.
However, since I always rejected bribes, my supervisors could not take bribes, either. Once, one of them tried to replace me with another guy. But he didn't take the offer, so I got to keep the position.
As a Falun Gong practitioner, I am fair when allocating money to bank branches, no matter whether the leader of the branches treats me well or not.
Over the last decade, no branch has criticized my work. Many people praised me, saying, “In today's society, when everybody pursues money, only you, a Falun Gong practitioner, conduct yourself according to your principles.”
Once a co-worker had questions about an account that I was in charge of. Another co-worker said to him, “If you don't trust him (me), then nobody in the world is trustworthy.”
Five teams of supervisors are all satisfied with me. When I ask them to sign paperwork, they don't even bother to check my numbers before signing.
Once I asked the supervisor if he planned to replace me with a young man. He said, “I trust you 100 percent. You wouldn't break the rules, even if I asked you to.”
Co-worker: “Falun Gong practitioners are healthy indeed”
Practicing Falun Gong gives me good health and makes me energetic.
In the Winter of 2000, everybody in my workplace had the flu but me. Many people called in sick, and some stayed in the hospital for a long time. I was the only person unaffected in my office, and I did others' jobs while they were out sick. One of them later said, “Falun Gong practitioners are healthy indeed. Everyone was sick, but him.”
Through sharing my experience, I want to tell people how Falun Gong uplifts one's mind and body. Falun Gong brings all kinds of benefits to society.