Joke: Man Gets a Huge Raise to Stay at His Job

An employee got a huge raise to stay at his job; seconds later his boss learned the truth and became angry.

Kenneth wanted a pay raise, so he made his way back to the office to talk to his boss. “Excuse me, boss, may I talk to you?”

Man holding suit jacket | Photo: Pexels

Man holding suit jacket | Photo: Pexels

“Sure, come on in. What can I do for you?” his boss replied.

“Well sir, as you know, I have been an employee of this prestigious company for over ten years.”

“Yes,” his boss said.

Kenneth responded, “Well I’ll get straight to the point. I would like a raise. I currently have four companies after me, but I wanted to talk to you first.”

“A raise? I would love to give you a raise, but this just isn't the right time” his boss replied.

Kenneth said, “I understand your position. I know the current economic downturn has had a negative impact on sales. But you also should take into consideration my hard work, pro-activeness and loyalty to this company for over a decade. I want to keep working here, but that needs to go both ways.”

His boss looked at him for half a minute, hoping that the employee would crack under pressure.

“So that’s where you stand, then? I can probably swing you a 3% raise, and that’s straining the budget as it is. Anything more is just not possible," his boss said.

“Respectfully, my salary here is undervalued. These four companies are clearly interested in getting a hold of me. I can’t go lower than 10%," Kenneth responded.

His boss replied, “Taking into account these factors and considering I don't want a brain drain, I'm willing to give you a ten percent raise and an extra five days of vacation. How does that sound?”

“Great! It's a deal! Thank you, sir” Kenneth replied.

His boss asked one further question. “Before you go, just out of curiosity, what companies were after you?”

Kenneth answered, “Oh, The Electric Company, Gas Company, The Cell Phone Company and the Mortgage Company!”

His boss got angry and yelled at him.

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Source: The Laugh Bible

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