GIRL FRIDAY

"Well, I'm happy to see that your shorthand and typing skills are up to snuff, Miss Egan, now how are you on a computer," asked the interviewer!?! "Very good," Melanie replied, "I've had extensive training on all of the major business soft wear products and am familiar with all types of pc's!!!" Dee Waller drummed her fingers on her desk while studying Melanie Knox's file, set it down, and began slowly, "You realize that the position you are applying for is that of executive secretary for Stanton Ingalls, the chief operating officer of this firm?!?" Melanie nodded her head and replied, "Yes, I feel that I have all of the qualifications necessary to do a excellent job for Mr. Ingalls, I've been in the business for twelve years now, and feel I'm ready for the big time!!!" Leaning back in her chair with her fingers interlaced behind her head, Miss Waller continued carefully, "This is a delicate position, and one that requires the utmost in discretion, Mr. Ingalls will be entrusting you with many confidential details of the inner workings of our company!!!" I understand perfectly," Melanire replied, "my behavior at my previous employment has been above reproach, so I feel Mr. Ingalls can hire me with the utmost confidence!!!" "I'm sure of that," Dee went on, "but the job also requires, ah, how should I put it, a more hands on and personal relationship with Mr. Ingalls!!!"

"I-I'm not sure what you mean," Melanie stammered, a little confused at the direction the conversation had taken!!! "Now, Miss Egan, you're a bright young woman," Dee Waller replied smoothly, "just how much does a top flight executive secretary make these days!?!" "I don't know exactly," Melanie replied slowly, "I'd say between forty and sixty thousand per year, depending on length of service and all!!!" "I'd say you're about right," Dee replied quickly, "so haven't you wondered why this position carried a salary of over one hundred thousand dollars per year plus benefits, that's nearly double what the position normally pays!?!" "Well, I guess I haven't really given it much thought," Melanie replied slowly, "so I take it these "personal duties" are what makes the job worth so much!!!" "Now you're getting the picture," Dee Waller answered, "are you still interested, if not, you may get up and leave with no hard feelings what so ever from our side!?!" "No," she replied, "I'm still interested, but I would like to hear exactly what I'd be getting myself into!!!" A small smile spread over Dee Waller's face and opined, "That's a very sensible reaction, so here's the deal!!!"

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