Job Selection

A prestigious law firm interviewing prospective attorneys had narrowed the field down to Bob and Paul. Both had graduated at the top of their respective law school classes. Both were from good families. Both were equally handsome. Both were well-spoken. But the senior law partner only asked each man one question, “Why did you become a lawyer?” and then chose Bob. Later, Paul said to Bob, “I can’t understand why he didn’t want me. When he asked me why I became a lawyer, I told him that I had the greatest respect for the law, that I’d lay down my life for the Constitution and that all I wanted was to do the right thing for my clients. What did you say?” Bob replied, “I just told him, ‘I became a lawyer because of my hands.'” “Your hands?” asked Paul incredulously. “Yeah,” said Bob. “One day I looked at my hands and there wasn’t any money in either of them!”

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