Many laws have been put in place to stop workplace discrimination. Hiring (or not hiring) someone based on their age, race, religion, etc is illegal, and many workers expect this. If an employer is caught violating this process, they can get into some serious trouble. Lawsuits would be filed and they might even end up with hefty fines. One potential worker attempted to exploit this system…but nowhere in the law does it specify species!
A firm put a sign in the window saying “Help Wanted” …
You must be a good typist and have good computer skills. Successful applicant must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.”
A short time later a lovely golden retriever dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went inside. He looked at the receptionist and wagged his tail, then walked over to the sign, looked at it, whined and pawed the air.
The receptionist called the office manager. He was surprised, to say the least, to see a canine applicant. However, the dog looked determined so he led him into the office.
Inside, the dog jumped up on a chair and stared at the manager expectantly. The manager said, “I can’t hire you. The sign says you must be a able to type.”
The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter and proceeded to quickly type a perfect business letter. He took out the page with his mouth a nd trotted over to the manager, gave it to him, then jumped back up on the chair wagging his tail.
The manager was stunned, but told the dog, “That was fantastic, but I’m sorry. The sign clearly says that whomever I hire must have computer skills.” The dog jumped down again, went to the computer and proceeded to demonstrate his expertise with various programs. He produced a sample Excel spreadsheet, a sample Power Point presentation, retouched a picture with Photo Shop, and then printed all of them for the manager.
The manager was dumbfounded. He said to the dog, “Listen, I realize that you are a very intelligent applicant and have fantastic talent, but you’re a dog! There’s no way I can hire you!”
The dog jumped down and went to the sign in the window and pointed his paw at the words, “Equal Opportunity Employer.”
The exasperated manager said, “Yes, I know what the sign says. But the sign also says you have to be bilingual.”
The dog looked him straight in the eye and said…
Ha! It looks like they have a new employee!
This joke gets me every time…good thing dogs don’t apply for jobs!
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