Have a laugh

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

Two young engi­neers ap­plied for a sin­gle po­si­tion at a com­puter com­pany. They both had the same qual­i­fi­ca­tions. In or­der to de­ter­mine which in­di­vid­ual to hire, the ap­pli­cants were asked to take a test by the de­part­ment man­ager. Upon com­ple­tion of the test, both men had each missed only one of the ques­tions. The man­ager went to the first ap­pli­cant and said, '’’Thank you for your in­ter­est, but we’ve de­cided to give the job to the other ap­pli­cant.’’ ‘‘And why would you be do­ing that? We both got nine ques­tions cor­rect,’’ asked the re­jected ap­pli­cant. ‘‘We have based our de­ci­sion not on the cor­rect an­swers, but on the ques­tion you missed,’’ said the de­part­ment man­ager.

‘‘And just how would one in­cor­rect an­swer be bet­ter than the other?’’ the re­jected ap­pli­cant in­quired. ‘‘'Sim­ple,’’' said the de­part­ment man­ager, '’’Your fel­low ap­pli­cant put down on ques­tion #5, ‘I don't know.’ You put down, ‘Nei­ther do I’.’’

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