Rejected from Microsoft to create an empire

A jobless man applied for the job of a caretaker at Microsoft.

The manager of the branch called the man for a test and asked him to clean the floors, which the man did.

“Fine, we will hire you at minimum wage” the manager informed the applicant. “Give me your e-mail address, and I will send you the employment form to complete”.

The man hesitantly replied, “I don’t have a computer or an email”

The manager laughed ironically and said, “If you don’t have an email, that means you do not exist, and we cannot hire persons who do not exist”.

Being rejected, the man left very disappointed. He didn’t know what to do because he only had $10. Once that is spent, he won’t have any money to buy any food.

While sitting on a bench worrying about his future, the man thought of an idea and headed straight to the supermarket.

He bought a crate of tomatoes with his $10 and then he went from door to door and sold the tomatoes in less than two hours, doubling his money.

He repeated the process several times and returned home at night with $50.

While he was getting ready to sleep he realized that he could make his living this way, and decided to do the same process starting earlier every day and finishing late.

Several months later when he increased his money he managed to buy a cart and then a truck.

In a very short time later, he had his own fleet of delivery vehicle and hired more than hundred unemployed people all selling different kinds of food.

Two years later, the man became one of the biggest food retailers. Planning his family’s future he decided to have a life insurance and called an insurance broker to chose an insurance plan.

At the end of the conversation, the broker asked him for his email address in order to send him the final documents.

The man replied: “I don’t have an email”

The broker was astonished. “You don’t have an email, and yet you have succeeded to build an empire?”

“Imagine where you would have been if you had an email from the beginning?”

The man thought for a while and replied,

“I would have been a simple low paid caretaker in Microsoft”


One thought on “Rejected from Microsoft to create an empire

  1. Lovely story! When we are rejected it is because the universe is speaking to us, letting us know that something much better is waiting for us.

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