As seen on SEO Theory:

Jeremy Zawodny was working hard one day when Jerry Yang called him. "Jeremy, I have a mission for you," Jerry said.
Jeremy was ready to go. "Anything, Jerry! Just name it!"
"I want you to hire Matt Cutts away from Google," Jerry said. "Offer him 3 months' vacation a year. Offer him double his current salary. Bring him to me, Jeremy. I know you can do that."
"Double his salary! 3 months’ vacation! Wow!" Jeremy said. "So if hire Matt Cutts, what will be in it for me?"
Jerry said quietly, "Well, there will be a job opening at Google..."

I admit it. That did make me laugh. :-)

As George Carlin once said, every good joke has at least on exaggeration--one thing that's waaaayy out of proportion with everything else. Can you spot it?

While you noddle on that, I'm heading up to the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco this morning.

Posted by jzawodn at September 07, 2007 06:46 AM

Reader Comments
# Thomas said:

That's a good one. I guess I really am a search geek. :)

on September 7, 2007 07:31 AM
# César said:

Mmm... the working *hard* part?

Sorry, I couldn't help it :-P

on September 7, 2007 07:31 AM
# James E. Robinson, III said:

"quietly" ???

on September 7, 2007 07:40 AM
# Jeremy said:

"Jeremy Zawodny was working hard one day"

Easy target.... :)

on September 7, 2007 07:41 AM
# wordjunky said:

hmmmm? 3 months vacation?
If he gets double salary he'll be chained to the desk earning it.

on September 7, 2007 08:52 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Boy, it didn't take you guys long to spot the exaggeration. :-)

on September 7, 2007 11:31 AM
# Matt Cutts said:

If you came to Google, we could be a dynamic blogging duo. Feel free to use me as a bargaining chip when salary negotiations come around. ;)

on September 7, 2007 12:30 PM
# AussieWebmaster said:

Only three months vacation.... now I know why I don't work at a search engine

on September 7, 2007 11:31 PM
# Stephen Pitts said:

Good joke, but what would you do with 3 months off a year?

My other question is where is the leak? I am sure that IF (big if) Yahoo were to hire Matt away from Google, it would probably be better served to keep him on the sidelines rather than bring him into a daily role, wouldn't it?

on September 8, 2007 07:38 PM
# Frantisek Malina said:

My turn:
Two SEOs were walking along negotiating a case. “Look,” said one, “let’s be honest with each other.” “Okay, you first,” replied the other. End of discussion.
(ba da ding!)

How many SEOs does it take to shingle a roof?
About 3 1/2, but you need to slice them pretty thin.
(ba da ding!)

Whats the difference between a "SEO Consultant" and a used car salesman?
Answer: The used car salesman knows when he's lying.
(ba da ding! ba da ding!)

Actually the best SEO jokes I use to read are sales proposals. The point is that SEOs will only see proposal after the client signed the deal ;)

on September 12, 2007 01:07 PM
# free sign-up bonus said:

I am a newbie in the field of seo and and now i am very much inspired and have a clear vision for my future in this arena known as SEO. I think the most important thing to make it big here is "patience", if you have that you are a winner here.

on February 12, 2009 02:19 AM
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