Reaching the end of a job interview, the human resources person asked
a young engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you
The engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending
on the benefits package."
The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a five-week
vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching
your retirement fund to 50% of your salary, and a company car leased
every two years, say, a red Corvette?"
The young engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"
The interviewer replied, "Yeah, but you started it."