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.
Employee: I won’t beat around the bush. Sir, I would like a raise. I
currently have four companies after me and so I decided to talk to you
Boss: A raise? 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.
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! Thank you, sir!
Boss: Before you go, just out of curiosity, what companies were after you?
Employee: Oh, the Electric Company, Gas Company, Water Company and the