Airport worker returns lost money
Many people who find $ 500 lying on the floor might be tempted to keep it in their pockets. But an Ethiopian airport worker decided to “do the right thing” instead.
A young woman named Selome Getachew who works for the Ethiopian Revenues and Custom Authority Bole Airport Branch honestly retuned $ 500 that a passenger lost on the floor of the stand where she was declaring passengers’ currency.
Eskinder Merhatsidak, public relation officer at the Revenues Authority told Addis Journal that Selome who has worked for the Authority for the past eight months was alone when she found the money on the floor in one of her night assignments. Instead of pocketing the cash, Selome brought it straight to her immediate boss and the airport bank, where officers counted it and determined its authenticity. Days later, the Airlines received an e-mail letter from a woman passenger in Ghana who reported about the missed money. The passenger was notified that her money was found and was returned to her afterwards. The passenger was very grateful and wrote a thank you letter to the Airlines and Selome saying, “Ethiopians are honest people.” Pleased with the worker, the Ethiopian Airlines wrote a letter of gratitude to Selome, saying she was a source of pride to the Airlines and the country and awarded her with free round tickets to travel to any parts of the country with any person she wishes too.
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