Mccandless And Westerberg Case Study

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McCandless and Westerberg 's relationship began when, as an act of kindness, Westerberg decided to employ the young man. This soon evolved to be something more than a employer-employee relationship. Initially, Westerberg wanted to help McCandless and "take the kid under his wing," as it is mentioned on page 14. As time passed by, McCandless proved to be a hard and ethical worker which made Westerberg respect and even admire him. Westerberg is a very observant man and he appreciated all the good qualities he was able to see in Alex. Westerberg had hired other hitchhikers but he said "they weren 't much good..." It was surprising for him to see someone so young yet with such drive and good morals. Westerberg is a compassionate man.
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