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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    > > > > > >An unemployed man is desperate to support his family of a wife
    and
    > > > > three
    > > > > > > >kids. He applies for a janitor's job at a large firm and easily
    > > > passes
    > > > > >an
    > > > > > > >aptitude test. The human resources manager tells him, "You will
    be
    > > > > >hired
    > > > > >at
    > > > > > > >minimum wage of $5.35 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address
    so
    > > > that
    > > > > >we
    > > > > > > >can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-mail
    you
    > > all
    > > > > >the
    > > > > > > >forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your
    > > first
    > > > > >day."
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >Taken back, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a
    > > > computer
    > > > > >nor
    > > > > > > >an e-mail address. To this the manager replies, "You must
    > > understand
    > > > > >that
    > > > > > > >to
    > > > > > > >a company like ours that means that you virtually do not exist.
    > > > Without
    > > > > >an
    > > > > > > >e-mail address you can hardly expect to be employed by a
    high-tech
    > > > > >firm.
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >Good day."
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having
    $10
    > > in
    > > > > >his
    > > > > > > >wallet, he walks past a farmers' market and sees a stand
    selling 25
    > > > lb.
    > > > > > > >crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it
    to a
    > > > busy
    > > > > > > >corner and displays the tomatoes. In less than 2 hours he
    sells
    > > all
    > > > > >the
    > > > > > > >tomatoes and makes 100% profit. Repeating the process several
    times
    > > > > >more
    > > > > > > >that day, he ends up with almost $100 and arrives home that
    night
    > > > with
    > > > > > > >several bags of groceries for his family.
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the
    next
    > > > day.
    > > > > >By
    > > > > > > >the end of the week he is getting up early every day and
    working
    > > into
    > > > > >the
    > > > > > > >night. He multiplies his profits quickly. Early in the second
    week
    > > he
    > > > > > > >acquires a cart to transport several boxes of tomatoes at a
    time,
    > > but
    > > > > > > >before
    > > > > > > >a month is up he sells the cart to buy a broken-down pickup
    truck.
    > > At
    > > > > >the
    > > > > > > >end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons have left
    > > their
    > > > > > > >neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his
    wife
    > > is
    > > > > >buying
    > > > > > > >the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night courses at the
    > > > community
    > > > > > > >college so she can keep books for him. By the end of the second
    > > year
    > > > he
    > > > > >has
    > > > > > > >a dozen very nice used trucks and employs fifteen previously
    > > > unemployed
    > > > > > > >people, all selling tomatoes. He continues to work hard. Time
    > > passes
    > > > > >and
    > > > > >at
    > > > > > > >the end of the fifth year he owns a fleet of nice trucks and a
    > > > > >warehouse
    > > > > > > >that his wife supervises, plus two tomato farms that the boys
    > > manage.
    > > > > >The
    > > > > > > >tomato company's payroll has put hundreds of homeless and
    jobless
    > > > > >people
    > > > > >to
    > > > > > > >work. His daughter reports that the business grossed a million
    > > > dollars.
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life insurance.
    > > > > >Consulting
    > > > > > > >with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit
    his
    > > new
    > > > > > > >circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his e-mail address
    in
    > > > > >order
    > > > > >to
    > > > > > > >send the final documents electronically. When the man replies
    that
    > > he
    > > > > > > >doesn't have time to mess with a computer and has no e-mail
    > > address,
    > > > > >the
    > > > > > > >insurance man is stunned, "What, you don't have e-mail? No
    > > computer?
    > > > No
    > > > > > > >Internet? Just think where you would be today if you'd had all
    of
    > > > that
    > > > > >five
    > > > > > > >years ago!"
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >"Ha!" snorts the man. "If I'd had e-mail five years ago I would
    be
    > > > > >sweeping
    > > > > > > >floors at Microsoft and making $5.35 an hour."
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >Which brings us to the moral of the story: Since you got this
    story
    > > > by
    > > > > > > >e-mail, you're probably closer to being a janitor than a
    > > millionaire.
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >Sadly, I received it also
    >
    >
    >
     
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