I was just a year out of college, and interviewing for a sales assistant position at PaineWebber. One of my prospective bosses offered me $24,000. I said I was looking for $27,000. He pulled out his calculator like a gun from a holster, furiously punched in $3,000 divided it by 52, and in a clipped tone said, "That's only $57 more a week, why do you care?" To which I responded, "Precisely".