> > An unemployed man is desperate to support his family
> of a wife and three
> > kids. He applies for a janitor's job at a large
> firm and easily passes an
> > aptitude test.
> >The human resources manager tells him, 'You will
> be hired at minimum wage of
> > $5.35 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address so that
> we can get you in the
> > loop. Our system will automatically e-mail you all the
> forms and advise you
> > when to start and where to report on your first
> Take n aback, the man protests that he is poor and has
> neither a computer
> > nor an e-mail address.
> > To this the manager replies, 'You must understand
> that to a company like
> > ours that means that you virtually do not exist.
> Without an e-mail address
> > can hardly expect to be employed by a high-tech firm.
> Good day.'
> >Stunned, the man leaves Not knowing where to turn and
> having $10 in his
> > wallet, he walks past a farmers' market and sees a
> stand selling 25 lb.
> crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it to
> a busy corner and
> > displays the tomatoes. In less than 2 hours he sells
> all the tomatoes and
> > 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more
> that day, he ends up
> > with almost $100 and arrives home that night with
> several bags of groceries
> for his family.
> >During the night he decides to repeat the tomato
> business the next day. By
> > the end of the week he is getting up early every day
> and working into the
> > night. He multiplies his profits quickly.
> >Early in the second week he acquires a cart to
> transport several boxes of
> > tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells
> the cart to buy a
> > broken-down pick up truck.
> >At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two
> sons have left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his wife is buying the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night courses
> at the community college so she can keep books for him.
> > By the end of the second year he has a dozen very
> nice used trucks and
> > employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all
> selling tomatoes. He continues to work hard.
> >Time passes and at the end of the fifth year he owns
> a fleet of nice trucks
> > and a warehouse that his wife supervises, plus two
> tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato company's payroll has put
> hundreds of homeless and jobless people to work. His daughter reports that the
> business grossed over one million dollars.
> >Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life
> >Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an
> insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his
> e-mailaddress in order to send the final documents electronically.
>When the man replies that he doesn't have time to
> mess with a computer and has no e-mail address, the insurance man is
> stunned,'What, you don't have e-mail? No computer? No Internet? Just think where you would be today if you'd had all of that five years ago!'
> > 'Ha!' snorts the man. 'If I'd had e-mail five years ago I would be sweeping
> > floors at Microsoft and making $5.35 an hour.'
> > Which brings us to the moral of the story:
> > Since you received this via computer, you're probably closer to being a
> > janitor than a millionaire.
> >Sadly, I received it also.
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