Oilfield Joke: Need to hire a Drilling Engineer......

Managing Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma OREC#86951

Oilfield Joke: Need to hire a Drilling Engineer......

A big oilfield company was needing to hire a Drilling Engineer but had a problem as they had way too many candidates for the one position that was available. 

After interviewing each of them on a broad array of topics they needed to narrow down the group. The human resource director, who has PHD in Philosophy, come up with a one question test. 

The prospective Drilling Engineers were all gathered into a meeting room. The HR Director picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: “Using everything you have learned, give me your best argument to prove that this chair does not exist.”

Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion.

Some applicants wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. 

However,one member of the class, a former roughneck, finished in less than a minute.

Weeks later when the position was filled by the former roughneck, the rest of the applicants wondered how he could have gotten the job when he had barely written anything at all.

His answer consisted of two words:

“What chair?”

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Licensed to SELL - Dedicated - Experienced - Honest - Than Maynard - Purcell, OK

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Than Maynard
REALTOR, CRB, Certified Short Sale agent, Certified Foreclosure Agent, Accredited REO Agent
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma Real Estate
1726 N Green Avenue, Purcell, OK 73080
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Comments (17)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Than- omg, I love this one!  Thank you fro bringing a smile to my face!

Aug 26, 2014 05:37 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Ha Ha.  Pretty good one.  Thanks for the laugh today.  I imagine that oil engineers have no problem getting jobs these days.

Aug 26, 2014 06:40 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Than, Classic!!!  Sadly that is how many agents work their business. What contract?

Aug 26, 2014 07:58 AM
Marla Yost
Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Marla Yost Team

Good laugh!

Aug 26, 2014 08:13 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Than, you know....sometimes we all tend to over think things, making them more complicated than they need to be....and miss the fact that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line!  Perfect!

Aug 26, 2014 09:51 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

LOL...many times the best answer is the simple one.   Oer explanation seems to be a bad habit nowdays.

Aug 26, 2014 01:56 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Yup!  That was a good one my friend.  Thanks for the chuckle this morning!        

Aug 26, 2014 09:56 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Perfect!  I'll be sharing this with my dad....he will love it too!  

Aug 27, 2014 08:32 AM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

That's very smart!  Thank you for making me smile.

Aug 27, 2014 04:31 PM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

LOL...that was a good one.  Smart to think out of the box

Aug 28, 2014 07:42 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Than, I like that one.  I know a few people that rely on this type of thinking.

Aug 28, 2014 08:58 PM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good afternoon Than ... the simple answer is always the best.  Thanks for the smile and enjoy this great week-end.

Aug 30, 2014 02:48 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Than .....sometimes we make it way too hard ....LOL

The VOLS will be out to see you in a few weeks ....tell the sooners to take it easy on us ...

Have a great Labor Day!

Aug 31, 2014 09:03 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Than, too cute, and a great way to start my day (and work week) with a chuckle! 

Sep 01, 2014 11:19 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello than ... thanks for the laugh and a wonderful joke!

Sep 02, 2014 12:29 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good evening Than. Smart Guy! I like this one! I'll have to use this at an office presentation.

Sep 03, 2014 10:30 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

This is very insightful!  I'm glad the right guy got the job.

Sep 22, 2014 12:35 PM