Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Employee

A CPA firm needed a new clerical employee to do some bookkeeping work for some of their clients. An extensive effort was made to find a good person for the job. Out of many applicants, the choices were finally narrowed down to 3 women who all appeared to be technically competent for the position. It was decided to have them all come back for a final interview and ask them all the same question, and make the final decision based upon their answer to that question. The question was this; What would you do, if after starting to work here, you discovered that we made an error on your first paycheck and overpaid you $300. 1st Applicant: "I'd cash it and spend it. After all this is a CPA firm and you ought to be able to do your own payroll accurately." Interviewer: We appreciate your frankness. And you are right, we should not make that kind of mistake. 2nd Applicant: "I am sure I woud notice it. But I would probably keep the money and not say anything about it and see If you caught the error later. I would put the extra money in my savings account and If you asked for the money back, then I would be happy to give it back to you. Interviewer: Well that is an honest answer and we appreciate it very much. 3rd Applicant: I am sure that I would notice the mistake right away and bring the check back to you immediately. After all, integrity is the cornerstone of this profession. Interviewer: Thank you very much for that answer. Interviewer: To all applicants: We thank you for your applications and answers to our final question. You all seem well qualified for the position and we will let you know as soon as possible as to our decision. The hiring commmittee for the firm met to discuss the applicants, their applications and their answers to the final question. Based upon the information contained herein, which applicant do you think was selected? . . . . . . . . . . Answer: The most attractive one! . . . . No animals were harmed in the creation of this blog entry No offense is intended to any female readers of this blog. Please know that this joke was modified from it's original version in order to reduce the offense that might be taken by female readers. Comments will be accepted from people that think they might know how the original joke was worded. Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone with SprintSpeed


  1. cpa3485/Jim:

    I would have given you half of it . . .

    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

  2. Bobskoot,
    Much appreciate your gesture.

  3. That's fitting in today's economy. You have to get the most for your money. I don't see anything wrong with getting both office decor and an employee for the same money spent. Where's the joke? :)

  4. Dear CPA3485 (Jim):
    The original joke was worded in such a way that the punchline stated the job went to the one with the biggest hooters, if I am not mistaken. Only an accountant would try to clean that one up and apologize to his female readers. They will still be aggravated.

    Speaking on behalf of your female readers, I am shocked. Yet representing your male readers as well, who am I to challenge sound business and economic principles?

    I look forward to a better world, where women will not ignore me because I am fat and annoying, and do not drive a fancy car nor manifest any kind of a promising future. I want to be accepted for who I am.

    What's new with the scooter club? How are you feeling these days?

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

  5. IronDad,
    I couldn't agree more.
    Scenery is a good thing.
    Thanks for stopping by,

  6. Jack,
    You got it, and I figured that if anyone would get it, you would.
    Sorry that you are shocked on behalf of women readers. We here at Premeditated Scootin' try to be as politically correct as possible in all our endeavors.
    Since you asked, the local scooter club will be participating in a homecoming parade at the school where I teach later this month. And have another ride scheduled as well. I missed the August ride, but will be there for the upcoming ones.
    And I am feeling better and am back to commuting on the scooter for 2 weeks now. There is still a little concern about a hip x-ray, but doctors I think are largely just trying to cover their asses so to speak. It's feeling much better.
    Thanks for your concerns and indignations