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Daily Joke: Security Guard Passes Unusual Test for a New Job

Ayesha Muhammad
Aug 29, 2021
08:20 P.M.
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A company was on the lookout for someone who could pack items. The sole requirement for the job was being able to count from 1 to 10 in order. So they put out a job advertisement, and the very next day, a couple of candidates showed up.


The first applicant was called in and asked to count to ten, and so he began counting. "10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1."

A company put out an unusual criteria for a job involving packing goods. | Photo: Shutterstock


Once he was done counting, the hiring manager looked at him and said, "Well, you counted backward. Can you also do it in the correct order?"

"I was at NASA and did the countdown this way. I'm afraid I don't want to change the order," replied the first applicant.

Unfortunately, he did not pass the test, and the second applicant was called in and asked to count to ten.

"1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 2," counted the applicant.

"That's totally messed up. What are you doing?" asked the hiring manager, utterly confused at his counting technique.


"I was at USPS for 22 years. Uneven numbers in one direction, even numbers in the opposite direction. I can't count correct anymore," responded the second applicant.

The sole requirement of the job was counting from 1 to 10. | Photo: Pexels


"I'm sorry, but you don't meet the job criteria," informed the hiring manager.

Drawing from the experience of interviewing the first two candidates, the hiring manager called in the third applicant and asked him what he'd done before.

"I used to work as a security guard in a grocery store," answered the third applicant.

"Okay then. You sure can count to ten?" asked the hiring manager.

The applicant nodded his head and started counting, "1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10."

"Finally! Someone got it right," exclaimed the manager. "But if we change our packaging, will you be able to count further?"


"Sure. Jack, Queen, King, Ace......" continued the third applicant.



In another joke, an organization put up an advertisement for a job vacancy on a signboard outside their office, which read:

Job Vacancy - Applicants must:

1. Be able to type at least 80 words per minute.

2. Must be good at computers.

3. Must be bilingual.

Several weeks passed and no applicant showed up. One day, a dog came into the office and met the manager, pointing to the job advertisement signboard. Baffled, the manager said:

"I like your interest but as much as I need someone to take this position, I’m afraid you’re just not qualified enough for the job. You need to be able to type at least eighty words per minute and I don’t see how that’s possible with your chubby paws."


One day, a dog showed up at the office and pointed to the job advertisement sign. | Photo: Pexels

Without saying a word, the dog jumped onto a stool near the typewriter and began typing more than a hundred words in one minute. The manager was taken aback to see the dog's exceptional performance.


"I’m sorry, I still can’t give you the job because you need to be good at computers," replied the manager.

Within a flash, the dog got hold of the keyboard, then hacked and shut down all the security cameras in the building.

The manager could not believe the dog's miraculous performance, and said, "I’m sorry, but the final requirement is that you have to be bilingual.”

Upon hearing this, the dog sat down, looked at him for at least a minute, and said with utmost confidence, "Meow!"

If you enjoyed reading these jokes, you might like this one about an American who moved to the UK and applied for a job. He was called for the interview and what followed after will have you rolling with laughter.

Sources: Reddit, Upjoke