Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Interview

An accountant applies for the position of Chief Financial Officer. There are a number of candidates and he is called in for an interview. They ask him a number of questions and one of the panel suddenly says, ”What is nine multiplied by four?”

He thinks quickly and says, ”Thirty five.” When the interview is over he goes outside, takes out his calculator and finds the correct answer is not thirty five.

He thinks, ”Well, I blew that” and goes home very disappointed.

Next day he is rung up and told he has got the job.

”Wonderful,” he says, ”but what about nine multiplied by four? My answer wasn’t right.”

”We know, but of all the candidates you came the closest.”

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46 comments :

  1. Chief Financial Officer? Anyway I think it is okay for the company since he will be directing others to do the actual work. Lol!

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    1. Well, we can hope that turns out okay. :)

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  2. Well so long as he makes errors in favor of the company rather than clients they should do well with him

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    1. That's usually how they prefer things to go. :)

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  3. Closest... not a quality I want in my CFA. or CPA. Or me. hahaha!

    big hugs xoxo

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    1. Me either. I want stuff on to the penny. That's the way our finances are...on to the penny. :)

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  4. Too funny. Sounds like he will fit right in. Sandee, you and Zane have a wonderful day.

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    1. Well he was the most qualified. :)

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  5. Who needs math when we have calculators and software to do it for us, right?!

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    1. This is true. There are all sorts of aids for crunching numbers. :)

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  6. Wow, who would have guessed that one coming. LOL

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  7. Hahahahahahahhaaaaaa.... love that!
    Have a great Saturday!

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    1. I do silly here you know. :)

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  8. LOLOL oh well as long as he was the nearest haha!

    Have a mathstastic day Sandee :-f

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    1. That has to count for something right? :)

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  9. Close enough for gov't work.

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    1. And in many cases you don't have to be that close for government work. :)

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  10. CFO???? At least he passed the honesty test! Cheers!

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    1. The honesty test is indeed most important for folks that are crunching numbers. :)

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  11. I really like this accounting joke, Sandee. Accountant jokes are strange, the people too. Almost always weirder than Blonde jokes. I shared it on my Facebook page, thank you. I left these words:
    We have about seventeen trained accountants in our family.
    Several have been promoted into finance since their training.
    You'll like accounting jokes even better than blonde jokes.
    :-h

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    1. I know a lot of numbers folks. They are most smart. :)

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  12. Just a product of public education

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I tried to comment on your blog and couldn't. I don't know why. :)

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  13. Lol, he sure will be a great asset to the Company :)

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    1. We can hope. I'm not so sure though. :)

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    1. Yep, that covers it nicely. :)

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  15. LOL! Too funny! :D Have a great weekend, Sandee!

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    1. Thank you Lauren, you have a wonderful weekend too. :)

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  16. My accountant would know the real answer is 34 ;)

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    1. I'm not going to your accountant either. :)

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  17. Sounds like all of the applicants are products of Common Core.

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    1. Yikes, that explains so much. :)

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  18. Heeheehee! Good for him!

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    1. At least he got the job. :)

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  19. The correct answer would be "what do you want it to be? " lol! Now that's a CFO! Who says accountants aren't creative :))

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    1. They can do lots of magic with numbers. I've seen it done. :)

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  20. He works for Wall Street now, right?? *rolls eyes* ;P

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    1. Probably, that's how it usually works. :)

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  21. Now that is scary! Haha

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. Yes it is honey, yes it is. :)

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  22. And that is why I do my own tax

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  23. That company will not be going far.

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    1. No far or for very long either. :)

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