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November 03, 2005

Equal Opportunity

[Found at Cynical Cyn...]

Segale Travel Service, in Stockton, is currently looking for office help. They put a sign in the window saying:

HELP WANTED - Must be a good typist and have good computer skills. Successful applicant must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A short time later a lovely golden retriever dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went into Segale's office.

He looked at Kathy, the receptionist and wagged his tail, then walked over to the sign, looked at it, whined and pawed the air.

Kathy called her boss, Ernie Segale.

He was surprised to say the least to see a canine applicant.

However, the dog looked determined, so Ernie led him into his office.

Inside, the dog jumped up on a chair and stared at the Mr. Segale expectantly.

Ernie said, "I can't hire you. The sign says you must be able to type."

The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter and started to quickly type a perfect business letter. He took out the page with his mouth and trotted over to Ernie, gave it to him, then jumped back up on the chair wagging his tail.

Ernie Segale was stunned, but told the dog, "That was fantastic, but I'm sorry. The sign clearly says that whomever I hire must have good computer skills."

The dog jumped down again, went to the computer and proceeded to demonstrate his expertise with various programs, produced a sample Excel spreadsheet and Oracle database, retouched a picture with Photo shop, then presented them all to Ernie.

Ernie Segale was dumbfounded! He said to the dog, "Hey, I realize that you are a very intelligent applicant and have fantastic talent, but you're a dog -- no way could I hire you."

The dog jumped down and went to the sign in the window and pointed his paw at the words, "Equal Opportunity Employer."

The exasperated Ernie said, "Yes, I know what the damned sign says. But the sign also says you have to be bilingual."

The dog looked him straight in the eye and said, "Meow."

Posted by Peskie at November 3, 2005 12:00 PM