How far would you go to get the job of your dreams? The majority of job seekers will quit trying to work for a company after they are turned down the first time. A small percentage may wait a couple of months before trying again. Very few attempt to go back week after week in order to try and persuade an owner to give them a shot at the job – ESPECIALLY if they weren’t even qualified! This man found himself faced with an interesting decision…and he took it so seriously that there was no way he could possibly fail!
A man who isn’t qualified keeps pestering this tailor about giving him a job selling suits. Finally, the owner tells him if he can sell this one green suit he will give him a job.
Another employee points out to owner that they have had that suit on the rack for four years, and that it is such an ugly, green suit that nobody would ever buy it.
The owner replies, “Yeah, I know. That’s my way of getting rid of that guy once and for all!”
Two hours later the new guy calls his boss for his next assignment.
The owner cannot believe it and heads down to the store to see how this fellow did it. Upon arrival he sees his new salesman bleeding, scratched, and his clothes torn in several places, but smiling.
“Congratulations, the job is yours! Nobody has come close to selling that old, ugly, green suit. But tell me, what in the world happened to you?”
“Well, replied the salesman, the guy that bought the suit loved it… said it fit him great. As far as my injuries go, he had this really sensitive seeing-eye dog…”
I’m not sure how “qualified” this man needed to be for the position, but you have to hand it to him…he made the sale! Without this blind customer, he never would have passed this owner’s test…and he definitely wouldn’t have gotten the job afterwards! But it does show that he is extremely passionate about the things he cares about, and maybe that’s all a good employee needs in the end. Either way, this owner is now stuck with a very, very, VERY pushy salesman!
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