An unemployed man applies forthe position of a janitor atMicrosoft.
He is interviewed by the HR Chiefand subjected to a batteryof employment tests.
The HR Chief tells him:Congratulations, you got the job!Just give me your e-mail addressso that I can send you anemployment package and let youknow when to start work.
The man is distraught…He hasno choice but to tell the HRChief that he has no computerand therefore no e-mail.
The HR Chief tells him that, ifhe has no e-mail address, hevirtually does not exist andtherefore cannot hold a job.
The man leaves in adesperate mood.He is down to his last $10 withno job in sight. He sees asupermarket and decides to buya 10 lb box of strawberries.
He starts out making door to doorcalls , selling those strawberriesby the pound. Within 2 hours, hemanages to double his capital. Herepeats the deal 3 times more andgoes home with $60 in his pocket.
He comes to see that he cansurvive this way. He starts everyday earlier and goes home laterevery day, tripling or quadruplinghis money every day.
Before long, he buys a wheelbarrow so he can buy and sell morestrawberries. After a while, he isable to buy a truck and eventuallybecomes the owner of a fleet ofdelivery trucks with severalemployees working for him.
He adds other produce itemsto his deliveries.5 years go by…
The man is now the owner ofone of the largest food chainsin the United States.
He starts thinking about the futurefor him and his family and decides tobuy some life insurance. He calls anagent and selects a good policy.The agent asks him for hise-mail address to send him aconfirmation of the policy.
The man tells him that he doesn’thave an e-mail address! That isincredible, says the agent. Youhave no e-mail but you built thislarge empire! Can you imaginewhere you would be if you had ane-mail address?
The man briefly thinks and thenanswers:I WOULD BE A TOILETCLEANER AT MICROSOFT!
Moral 1 of the story:The internet does not solve allthe problems in our lives!
Moral 2 of the story:When you have no e-mailbut work hard, you canbecome a millionaire!
Moral 3 of the story:You received this story by e-mail.Therefore you are closer tocleaning toilets thanto being a millionaire!