Today in Labor History: July 9
Fourteen volunteer firefighters and one Forest Service employee die fighting the Rattlesnake wildfire in California’s Mendocino National Forest. The blaze was set by an arsonist – 1953
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Labor Humor: The Interview
Reaching the end of a job interview, the company’s human resources director asked a young engineer fresh out of college what kind of a salary he was looking for.
“In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”
“Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks’ vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50 percent of salary, and a company car leased every two years . . . say, a red Corvette?”
“Wow! Are you kidding?”
“Yeah, but you started it.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!