View From Purcell, Oklahoma: Oilfield Joke: Need to hire a Drilling Engineer......

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

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?”

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

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Comment balloon 17 commentsThan Maynard • August 26 2014 12:32PM


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

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 6 years ago

Good laugh!

Posted by Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team (Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty) about 6 years ago

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!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) about 6 years ago

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!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 6 years ago

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

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 6 years ago