Are you kidding? Вы шутите?

Are you kidding?

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT:

Interviewer: And what starting salary were you looking for?

Engineer: In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.

Interviewer: Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental insurance, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years – let’s say, a red Corvette?

The Engineer sat up straight and said, “Wow! Are you kidding?”
And the interviewer replied, “Yeah, but you started it first!”


reach the end – подходить к концу
job interview – собеседование при приёме на работу
fresh out of MIT – выпускник, только что закончивший Массачусетский технический институт (престижный вуз, Бостон, США)
starting salary – стартовая/начальная зарплата
in the neighborhood – (разг.) примерно, где-то, что-нибудь около, в районе
benefits package – льготы
paid holidays – оплачиваемые гос. праздники
insurance – страховка
retirement fund – пенсионный фонд
lease – давать напрокат (на длительный срок)
let’s say – скажем …
Corvette – Корвет (марка автомобиля)
sat up – выпрямился
Are you kidding? – Вы шутите?
replied – ответил