Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked
the young Engineer fresh out of Stanford, "And what starting salary
were you looking for?"
The Engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $100,000 a year, depending
on the benefits package."
The HR Person said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks
vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental,
company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car
leased every 2 years - say, a red Corvette?"
The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow!!! Are you kidding?"
And the HR Person said, "Certainly, ...but you started it."