Fw: Janitor or Millionaire

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Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 5:19 PM
Subject: Fw: Janitor or Millionaire
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 $5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address
so that we can get you in the computer. Our system will automatically e-mail you
all the forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your first

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."

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. By the end of the second year he has a
dozen very nice used trucks and employ s 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 which 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 a million dollars.

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

"Ha!" snorts the man. "If I’d had e-mail five years ago I would be
sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.15 an hour".

Which brings us to the

Since you got this story by e-mail, you’re
probably closer to being a janitor than a millionaire.

Sadly, I received it also.

Teachers’ Strike Still Going

Well, the teachers in BC are still on strike, but they are voting on some recommendations soon. I sure hope the teachers would get back to work.  I miss my friends from school.  I just thought I’d let you know.  I let you know also when the strike has ended
Check back soon for updates
Today was youth group and I had a great time. We were supposed to play wallyball at the local gym, but it had been double book, so we had to go bowling instead.  We had just as much fun when we went bowling.  The week before that we had a food drive. That was a great time.  My friend Trevor goes to my school, but now I only see him on Fridays, and Sundays in church.  This is because of the stirke.  It’s been so long since the strike began.  I can hardly remember that atmosphere of my school, eh.  I miss school
Abother thing is that I;m in band and we have a concert on Nov. 24th, and because of the teachers strike, we haven’t had anything to play for the concert, so we may not have a winter concert this year, because of the teachers strike.  I sure hope this issue gets resolved. 
As you can see, I have changed my background to a more suitable one for this time of year.  We still haven’t seen any snow.  Last year it was here by Sept 10th.  Well, forcastors are saying no snow till November!  That would be nice.  I can’t wait for the snow to fall. 
Matt Schlosser

Teachers’ Strike

As of Oct. 7, 2005 teacher’s are going on strike in B.C. That’s approximately 40, 000 teachers..  That mean’s no instruction or supervision until the strike (this is for B.C. only).  The school’s will remain open, but you don’t have to attend.  Below is a web-site link for the update on the job-action concering the BCTF, and the BCPSEA. As you know, Oct. 10th is Thanksgiving, so there’s automatically no school on that day, the school’s are closed.  But we may or may not go ack to school on Tuesday. 
Heres the link that updates you on the job-action: http://www.prn.bc.ca/jobaction.html.  Click here for updates on the strike.  Tell me your comments on what you think.  I write you more later.