The Man in Demand

Employee: Excuse me sir, may I talk to you?

Boss: Sure, come on in. What can I do for you?

Employee: Well sir, as you know, I have been an employee of this prestigious firm for over ten years.

Boss: Yes. So?

Employee: I won't beat around the bush. Sir, I would like a raise. I currently have four companies who would like to have me, so I decided to talk to you first.

Boss: Hmmm... I would love to give you a raise, but this is just not the right time.

Employee: I understand your position, and I know that the current economic down turn has had a negative impact on sales, but you must also take into consideration my hard work, pro-activeness and loyalty to this company for over a decade. Besides, the other companies are pestering me.

Boss: Taking into account these factors, and considering I don't want to start a brain drain, I'm willing to offer you a ten percent raise and an extra five days of vacation  time. How does that sound?

Employee: Great! It's a deal Sir. Thank you !

Boss: Before you go, just out of curiosity, what are the companies that would like to have you?

Employee: Oh, the Power Company, Gas Company, Water Company and the Credit Card Company.

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