Bill Gates hires a new chairman

Tue, 11/20/2007 - 00:00

from an email forwarded by Ed Tirona

Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new Chairman for Microsoft Europe.

Exactly 5,000 candidates assembled in a large room. One candidate is
MARIO DIMACULANGAN.

Bill Gates: Thank you for coming. Those who do not know JAVA may leave.

Two thousand people leave the room.

Mario says to himself, "I do not know JAVA but I have nothing to lose if I stay. I'll give it a try."

Bill Gates: Candidates who never had experience in managing more than 100 people may leave.

Two thousand people leave the room.

Mario says to himself, "I never managed anybody but myself, but I have nothing to lose if I stay. What can happen to me?"

So he stays.

Bill Gates: Candidates who do not have management diplomas may leave.

Five hundred people leave the room.

Mario says to himself, "I left high school at 15 but what have I got to lose?"

So he stays in the room.

Bill Gates: Candidates who do not speak Serbo -Croat may leave.

Four hundred ninety eight people leave the room.

Mario says to himself, "I do not speak one word of Serbo -Croat but what do I have to lose?"

So he stays and finds himself with one other candidate. Everyone else has gone.

Bill Gates joins them and says "Apparently you are the only two candidates who speak Serbo - Croat, so I'd now like to hear you have a conversation together in that language."

Calmly, Mario turns to the other candidate and says "Ano ba yan, dong?"

The other candidate answers "Ewan ko, pare."

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