Changing careers late in life is no cakewalk. My dad had been working in a factory all his life, but eventually the factory was shut down. There was nothing for him to do but retrain. Things turned out great for dad in the end, and the same goes for Joe in this story!
Joe the gynecologist had started getting tired of his work and was getting sloppy. He was forced to quit a few months later, but he didn’t really mind.
He went to the unemployment office to see what work he could find. The clerk told him, “Unfortunately, we only have one open position right now – as a painter.”
Joe told him that he was willing to try anything, so the clerk set up an interview, after which Joe was offered the position.
A couple of weeks later, the painter who employed Joe called the unemployment office asking if there were any more people who would fit the role.
The clerk said, “You’re in luck! I’ve got two professional painters who are currently out of work.”
The employer replied, “Great! But do you happen to have any more gynecologists available?”
The clerk asked, “Why would you want that, when we have two professional painters you can take right now?”
He replied, “Well, two weeks ago when I hired Joe, we arrived at the apartment and it was locked with nobody home. But I’ll be damned if that gynecologist didn’t stick his hand through the mail slot and paint the whole apartment!”
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