Near the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Manager asks a young engineer fresh out of MIT, “And what starting salary are you looking for?”
The engineer replies, “In the region of $150,000 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.”