Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a
young engineer who was fresh out of MIT, "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 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 sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"
The interviewer replied, "Yeah, but you started it."