Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources
Person asked the young MBA fresh out of MIT, "And
what starting salary were you looking for?"
The candidate said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a
year, depending on the benefits package."
The HR Person said, "Well, what would you say to a
package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical
and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of
salary, and a company car leased every 2 years - say, a
The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow!!! Are you
And the HR Person said, "Certainly, ...but you started it."