My friend, Arvind’s latest Facebook status reads: “Arvind wants to have a six figure salary, an apartment in Manhattan, a Porsche and unlimited chocolates and icecreams…all this without having to get up at 6am!!!”
Reminds me of an old anecdote. (It is possible that Arvi took inspiration from this one.)
It’s placement season at one of America’s most prestigious business schools. An MBA student, having cleared a few rounds for a job at a big company, is talking to one of the HR folks at this company. As the interview gravitates towards the salary negotiation part, the interviewer asks, “So what is your expectation in terms of salary?”
The MBA student says, “Well, I was thinking of a $120,000 starting salary, with a $30,000 sign-on bonus.”
The interviewer asks, “Oh, that shouldn’t be a problem. We were prepared to offer you $150,000 as your base salary, a $30K bonus, company-paid accommodation in Manhattan, and a brand new red Corvette.”
The flabbergasted student can only say, “What! Are you kidding me?”
The interviewer shoots back, “Well, yes. But you started it!”
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