Monday, August 18, 2008

Story Time: Unemployment Compensation

Once upon a time Sven and Olaf worked together in a Minnesota factory....and both were laid off. So...dey went to the Unemployment Office together.
Asked his occupation, Olaf said, 'Panty stitcher. I sew da elastic onto da ladies cotton panties.'
The clerk looked up panty stitcher. Finding it classified as unskilled labor, she gave Olaf $300 a week in unemployment compensation.
Sven, when asked his occupation replied, 'Diesel fitter.'
The clerk looked up diesel fitter...and it was classified as a skilled job. So, the clerk gave Sven $600 a week in unemployment compensation.
When Olaf found this out, he was furious! He stormed back into the office to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his benefits.
The clerk explained, 'Panty stitchers are unskilled labor and diesel fitters are skilled labor.'
'Vat skill?' yelled Olaf. 'I sew da elastic on da panties. Olaf puts dem over his head and says,
'Yah...... DIESEL FITTER.'

Thanks, (I think) to Lanny

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