The Job That Paid Nothing

Working my way through college years ago, I interviewed for a position with a bottled water company. Mr. “Bottled Water” himself looked at my resume and said, “I can’t think of one really good reason why I should hire you.” But then he offered me an opportunity to pitch my worth. “For example,” he said, “I have a chemist who is a perfectionist and makes my life miserable, but without him, my product would not be very good.” Then he added, “I will pay the right man what he is worth.” I told him I was also a perfectionist and thought I, too, could make his life miserable, but didn't think I would be able to live on what I was worth.