A story!

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  1. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

    Mar 6, 2009
    Cedar Park,TX

    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 aback, 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.

    D uring 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 over one 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.

  2. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
    After 20 years, I get a gold plated slop bucket.
  3. GM.Chief

    GM.Chief Well-Known

    Mar 16, 2009
  4. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

    May 12, 2009
    hahha nice!
  5. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    There is some truth in that!
    Good one, makes ya think.
  6. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    definately a good one

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