A company 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 to come and take a look.
He was surprised, to say the least, to see a canine applicant.
However, the golden retriever looked determined so he led him into the office.
Inside, the golden retriever 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 golden retriever jumped down, went to the typewriter and proceeded to quickly type a perfect business letter. He took out the page with his mouth and 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 golden retriever jumped down again, went to the computer and proceeded to demonstrate his expertise with various programs. He produced a sample Excel spreadsheet, a sample Powerpoint presentation, retouched a picture with Photoshop, 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 golden retriever 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, “Meow.”
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