Reaching the end of his job interview, the personal recruiter asked the young engineer fresh out of college, "And, what starting salary were you looking for?"

The engineer said, "In the neighborhood of 5,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."

The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement funds to 50% of salary, a company leased Corvette every two years, and the salary you asked for?"

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

And the interviewer replied, "Yeah...but you started it!"