Reaching the end of a job interview, the
Human Resources Officer asks a young
engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, "And what starting
salary are you looking for?" The engineer
replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year,
depending on the benefits package." The
interviewer inquires, "Well, what would you
say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14
paid holidays, full medical and dental,
company matching retirement fund to 50%
of salary, and a company car leased every
two years, say, a red Corvette?" The
engineer sits up straight and says, "Wow!
Are you kidding?" The interviewer replies,
"Yeah, but you started it."