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The irresistible offer

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:38 am
by Erik_Kowal
Fresh out of business school, the young man answered a want ad for an accountant.

Now he was being interviewed by a very nervous-looking fellow who ran a small business that he had started himself.

"I need someone with an accounting degree," said the business owner. "But mainly, I'm looking for someone to do my worrying for me."

"Excuse me?"

"I worry about a lot of things," said the owner. "But I don't want to have to worry about money. Your job will be to take all the money worries off my back."

"I see," mused the accountant. "And how much does the job pay?"

"I'll start you at eighty thousand."

"Eighty thousand dollars!" the accountant exclaimed. "How can such a small business afford a sum like that?"

"That," the owner said, "is your first worry."