My twelve-year-old son had a class field trip to a place called Biz Town. At Biz Town, the kids are given grown-up jobs. They spend seven hours that day working their grown-up jobs. My boy's job was as CFO (chief financial officer) of Delta Airlines. I don't know how the boy got selected for that one, but he was the man.
He had one of the largest offices in the place, and a steady stream of "employees" consulting him about budgeting and payment issues. The boy was kept busy the entire day. While he enjoyed one of the highest salaries, he was not thrilled with the small amount of free time he had. "Everyone else got to check things out, while I had to sit behind the desk and deal with piles of papers!"
"So, how did you do?" I asked.
"We didn't go bankrupt," he said.
"That's good," I said.
"But we only ended up with $200 for operating costs for the next day."
Hmmm. Well, at least it's nice to know that Delta Airlines has lived to fly another day.
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