The Story of a Man with no E-Mail….

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An unemployed man is desperate to support his family of a wife and three kids. He applies for a janitor’s job at a large firm and easily passes an aptitude test. The human resources manager tells him, “You will be hired at minimum wage of $5.35 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address so that we can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-mail you all the forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your first day.”
Taken back, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a computer nor an e-mail address.
To this the manager replies, “You must understand that to a company like ours that means that you virtually do not exist.  Without an e-mail address you can hardly expect to be employed by a high-tech firm Good day.”
Fresh tomatoes in crates
Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having $10 in his wallet, he walks past a farmers’ market and sees a stand selling 25 lb. crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it to a busy corner and displays the tomatoes. In less than 2 hours he sells all the tomatoes and makes 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 and arrives home that night with several bags of groceries for his family.
During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the next day. By the end of the week he is getting up early every day and working into the night. He multiplies his profits quickly.
Early in the second week he acquires a cart to transport several boxes of tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells the cart to buy a broken-down pickup truck.
At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons have left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his wife is buying the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night courses at the community college so she can keep books for him.
trucks
By the end of the second year he has a dozen very nice used trucks and employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all selling tomatoes. He continues to work hard.
Time passes and at the end of the fifth year he owns a fleet of nice trucks and a warehouse that his wife supervises, plus two tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato company’s payroll has put hundreds of homeless and jobless people to work. His daughter reports that the business grossed over one million dollars.
life insurance
Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final documents electronically.
When the man replies that he doesn’t have time to mess with a computer and has no e-mail address, the insurance man is stunned, “What, you don’t have e-mail? No computer? No Internet? Just think where you would be today if you’d had all of that five years ago!”
“Ha!” snorts the man. “If I’d had e-mail five years ago I would be sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.35 an hour.”
Which brings us to the moral of the story: Since you got this story by e-mail, you’re probably closer to being a janitor than a millionaire.
laughing kittie
Sadly, I received it also!
DCG

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bydesign001
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Right you are.

cs
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cs

well, it’s called discrimination. and discipline–of which I am sadly in need of.

josephbc69
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It seems to me, cs, that you are disciplined –even perhaps too much so– if you are able to comment thusly about yourself. I’m sure you have enough of both for the present. After all, you are here, and we readers-followers can be pretty honest about all matters, perhaps a sign of strengths in reserve?

cs
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cs

Well, that’s sweet, Joseph… Let’s just say there’s room for improvement!

Dave
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Dave

LOL.

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marblenecltr
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Submit a document from the IRS, it knows you exist, and it better be believed.

marblenecltr
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Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
When will we become non-existent without a chip?

TPR
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TPR

That was cute. I was hoping it was a true story & the name of the tomato company would be at the end. Those were some gorgeous looking tomatoes! Looks like a new anti-discrimination law may be needed as “No Email Address” is not covered so far: “Anti-discrimination Laws: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, or ethnic origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against employees 40 years and older; and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination in employment on the… Read more »

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

Well,couldn’t “no email” be considered a disability? It was certainly considered that way for the Tomato guy. BUT-as many people with disabilities have to do,he worked around it to achieve success. I suppose it won’t be long before Liberals are forcing “No Computer”,and “No Email Address” to be considered legal Disabilities.

Joanie
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Joanie

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are!

Steven Broiles
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“The game is rigged, Folks. The game is rigged…. It’s called ‘The American Dream’ because you gotta be asleep to believe it!” —George Carlin. WE ARE RUN BY AN OLIGARCHY. Donald Trump WILL NOT change that. Perhaps he can persuade the Oligarchy not to kill the goose that laid the Golden Egg. If he rides the Revolution in Ideas that is coming, he has a shot at a successful Presidency, and we have a shot at a future. I will tell everyone something. Everyone says he hates stupid people. Regardless of what job I’ve ever had, no one likes to… Read more »

cs
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cs

of course it’s rigged! That’s the whole point. Just shake the dust off your sandals and move on and UP!

Vistabee
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Vistabee

Easier said than done…

CalGirl
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LOVED this! I’ve an old flip phone. People make fun of me. I carry it in my purse, which resides in a teacher “rolling cart” all week, …so, mostly, I don’t get calls b/c I can’t hear it. Every few days (or when it’s dead & I recharge it) I check messages. I bought cell phone 20 years ago b/c I THOUGHT it was for ME to use as a PHONE on the road IF I needed it. I didn’t think it was for the convenience of OTHERS…or for keeping in constant contact w/the internet/stupid games/telling the world what I… Read more »

Dude
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The writer O. Henry did this story,
A Church discovered that their Verger (caretaker) could not read, and so dismissed him as an embarrassment. Walking home jobless, he could not find a tobacco shop, and so decided to open one. Twenty years later, he owned a string of such shops.
A reporter doing an article on his success marveled ‘All that and you never learned to read? One wonders where you would be now if you had learned to read!’
The man’s reply? ‘Well that’s an easy one – I’d be the Verger at St Michael’s Church.’