Story - An office boy

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Story - An office boy

Postby ooptimizer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:13 pm

Hi, I received this interesting story and I would like to share with everyone:

"A jobless man applied for the position of 'office boy' at Microsoft. The
HR manager interviewed him, then gave him a test, which was to clean the
floor. After that the HR manager said "You are engaged, give me your
e-mail address, and I'll send you the application to fill, as well as when
you will start".

The man replied, " I don't have a computer, neither an email" "I'm sorry",
said the HR manager, "if you don't have an email, that means you do not
exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job".

The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only
$10 in his pocket. The man then decided to go to the supermarket and buy
a 10Kg tomato crate. He sold the tomatoes in a door-to-door round.

In less than two hours, He succeeded to double his capital. He repeated
the operation three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized
that he could survive this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and
return late. Thus, his money doubled and tripled day by day.

Shortly later, he bought a car, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of
delivery vehicles. 5 years later, the man became one of the biggest food
retailers in the U. S. He started to plan his family's future, and decided
to get life insurance. He called an insurance broker, and choose a
protection plan.

When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him for his email.
The man replied: "I don't have an email". The broker replied curiously,
"You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Do
you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?"!!

The man thought for a while, and replied: "an office boy at Microsoft!"

"The moral of this story:
1- Internet is not the solution to your life
2- if you don't have Internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.
(That may be true in certain ways)
3- if you received this message by email, you are closer to be an office
boy, rather than a millionaire. (No offence to anybody)"

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Postby Blobbi » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:58 am

Yalah, but I need the internet to be kaypoh mah. :evil:

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Postby LKVM » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:18 am

Yeah lah and also to rant so much in our dear forum KSP

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Postby mummy of 2 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:32 am

Read this before. Still find it inspiring. Sometimes one door is closed but another is open - it depends on whether you can see that door and are willing to take a different route.

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Postby BlurBee » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:35 am

:thankyou: ooptimizer for this wonderful story.

mummy of 2 wrote:Read this before. Still find it inspiring. Sometimes one door is closed but another is open - it depends on whether you can see that door and are willing to take a different route.

Totally agree with you, mummy of 2.

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Postby KSP » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:09 pm

So should we throw our iphone and blackberry away?

That means our kids are working towards "an office boy" at very young age bcos they all have email account. Most of them not only one but many like msn, facebooks etc.

Ask if you could disconnect them from internet? The ans I can think of is - if you (the parents) can do it then you come back and ask me (the child) again.

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Postby tutormum » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:04 pm

KSP wrote:So should we throw our iphone and blackberry away?

That means our kids are working towards "an office boy" at very young age bcos they all have email account. Most of them not only one but many like msn, facebooks etc.

Ask if you could disconnect them from internet? The ans I can think of is - if you (the parents) can do it then you come back and ask me (the child) again.

No need lah. I think most of us grow up without a phone in the house until much later. Technology has advanced so much that we are bombarded with so many gadgets that people like me don't even know how to use most of them. :lol:

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Postby KSP » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:50 pm

On the other hand, if we diconnect our email immediately we will lose our job. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Likewise if we send an email to someone and got bounce back ..... what would you think? Got retrenched !!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

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