Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Picking a starting salary

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked the young MBA fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"

The candidate said, "In the neighborhood of $325,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."
The HR Person said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years - say, a red Corvette?"

The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow!!! Are you kidding?"

And the HR Person said, "Certainly, ...but you started it." Just for laughs! : )

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Taxi Driver in Heaven

A priest and a taxi driver both died and went to heaven. St. Peter was at the Pearly gates waiting for them.
'Come with me', said St. Peter to the taxi driver.

The taxi driver did as he was told and followed St. Peter to a mansion. It had anything you could imagine from a bowling alley to an olympic size pool.

'Wow, thank you', said the taxi driver.

Next, St. Peter led the priest to a rugged old shack with a bunk bed and a little old television set.

'Wait, I think you are a little mixed up', said the priest. 'Shouldn't I be the one who gets the mansion? After all I was a priest, went to church every day, and preached God's word.'

'Yes, that's true. But during your sermons people slept. When the taxi driver drove, everyone prayed.' 

Just sharing a laugh! :)

Source: weirfacts.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Interesting Facts about Dogs

    Mastiff Puppies
  1. A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2 in 1957.
  2. The Dalmatian dog is named for the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, where it is believed to have been originally bred.
  3. Boxers were named after their habit of playing. At the beginning of play with another dog, a Boxer will stand on his hind legs and 'box' at his opponent.
  4. The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget.
  5. The real name of Toto the dog in "The Wizard Of Oz" was Terry.
  6. Davy Crockett had a dog named Sport.
  7. The first guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired were trained in Germany to provide assistance for those blinded in the war. German Shepherds were used for their protective and strong sense of loyalty to their owner.
  8. In England, the most commonly used guide dog for the blind is the Yellow Labrador Retriever.
  9. Humans can detect sounds at 20,000 times per second, while dogs can sense frequencies of 30,000 times per second.
  10. Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Things to Say if You Get Caught Sleeping At Your Desk!

15. "They told me at the blood bank this might happen."

14. "This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in the last time management course you sent me to."

13. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the liquid paper"

12. "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!"

11. "This is one of the seven habits of highly effective people!"

10. "I was testing the keyboard for drool resistance"

9. "Actually I'm doing a "Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan" (SLEEP) I learned it at the last mandatory seminar you made me attend.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Facts about Solar Power

  1. Solar energy is a term used for describing a range of methods for obtaining energy from the sun. Many people immediately think about solar panels when hearing solar energy but wind, biomass and hydro power are all forms of solar energy. Wind develops through highs and lows in temperature. Wind drives waves. Rainfall, created by sun-warmed evaporated water feeds the rivers that are sources for hydro power.
  2. In the late 15th century Leonardo Da Vinci already conceived of an industrial use of solar power by employing concave mirrors to heat water.
  3. William Adams first discovered solar power cells in 1876.
  4. In the 1830's, the British astronomer John Herschel used a solar collector box to cook food during an expedition to Africa.
  5. As early as 1921, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for experiments with solar power and photovoltaics. It was awarded to Albert Einstein.
  6. In 1952, David Chaplin and other employees at Bell Labs discovered silicon made solar cells much more efficient.
  7. In the late 1950s, NASA started using solar cells as a power source in space.
  8. In 1983, 21 total megawatts of solar power producing cells were installed worldwide.
  9. By 2004, 927 megawatts of solar power producing cells were installed worldwide.
  10. In 35 states, you are allowed to run the power produced by your solar power system back into the utilities grid. Known as net metering, this allows you to sell your solar power to the utility, more or less eliminating your electrical bill and saving you thousands of dollars over the years.