One day while walking down the street a highly
successful HumanResources Director was hit by a bus and he died.
His soul was met at the Pearly gates by St. Peter himself. "Welcome to
Heaven," said St. Peter.
Before you get settled in, it seems we have a
problem. You see, we've never had a Human Resources Director make it this far and we're not really sure what to do with you." "No problem,
just let me in," said the man.
"Well, I'd like to, but I have higher orders. What
we are going to do is let you have a day in Hell and a day in Heaven and
then you can choose whichever one you want to spend an eternity in."
"Actually, I think I've made up my mind, I prefer
to stay in Heaven,"
said the man. "Sorry,we have rules... " And with
that St. Peter put the executive in an elevator and it went down to
The doors opened and he found himself stepping out onto the putting
green of a beautiful golf course. In the distance was a country club and
standing in front of him were all his friends - fellow executives that
had worked with and they were all cheering for him.
They ran up and shook his hand and talked about
old times. They played an excellent round of golf and at night went to
the country club where he enjoyed an excellent steak and lobster dinner.
He met the Devil who was actually a really nice guy and he had a great
time telling jokes and drinking. Everybody shook his hand and waved
good-bye as he got in the elevator. The elevator opened at the Pearly
and he found St.Peter waiting for him. He spent the next 24 hours
lounging around on the clouds and playing the harp and singing.
He had a nice relaxing time and before he knew it his 24
hours were up and St.Peter came and got him. "So you have spent a day
in hell, and a day inHeaven. Now choose your eternity," he said. The
man replied: "Well I never thought I would say this, I mean, Heaven has
been really great and all, but I think I had a better time in Hell."
So St. Peter escorted him to the elevator and
again he went back toHell. When the doors opened he found himself
standing in a desolate wasteland covered in garbage and filth. He saw
friends were dressed in rags and were picking up the garbage and
putting it in sacks. The Devil came up to the man and put his arm around
him. "I don't understand," stammered the man, "yesterday I was
here and there was a golf course and a country club and we ate lobster
and we drank and had a great time. Now all there is are wastelands and
garbage and all my friends look miserable."
The Devil looked at man and smiled. "Yesterday we
were recruiting you.
Today, you're staff....."
Sep 2, '02
i enjoyed reading this, thanks. :chuckle
Sep 2, '02
I have to share this with you. I was a new RN grad. I had worked the previous year as a new LPN grad and had left my LPN job 4 mos previous.
I wanted to do pediatrics and so applied to a different hospital that had assured me they had an openings for new grads in thier pediatric unit.
I am waiting in the HR waiting room for my interview. The HR person comes out and hands me a copy of the story with wich you started this thread with, probably thinking it would ease my tension. She left then returned asking if I enjoyed it and assuring me that this story did not apply to them.
WRONG It was written about that hospital. I never saw so much bait and switch as I did at that place. I can't begin to describe in a short space what I went through in the short 4 weeks that I worked there.
I handed in my resignation effective immediately. I was back at my old job that week (did not miss one day of pay in the transition) Even though by now it was > 7 mos of leaving and I had to go through the whole new hire process again.
I can't look at this story without thinking about that place. They epitomized this story.
Sep 2, '02
I sure love that story. Reminds me of the recruiting practiced by the various military branches.
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