Steve Jobs’s sharp and cheeky response when an engineer once asked why Apple paid so little

A funny story about Steve Jobs was tweeted out by Evan Doll, a cofounder of the news-reading app Flipboard, while he was working at Apple.

According to his LinkedIn page, Doll worked at Apple during the period 2003 to 2009. Apple and Google during this period were blamed for working together so as to not steal each other’s employees.

As a result of a lawsuit based on those charges, these two companies along with other tech firms, agreed to a $415 million settlement with employees.

When Doll received his check from that settlement, he tweeted that his check came out to approximately $1,000 a year for the time he worked at Apple. Jokingly, he said that it “seems fair.”

(Apparently, it was not fair, because if Apple and Google were endeavouring over his services, his earnings would have been much higher, mainly when Google had yet to go public and was offering profitable stock packages.)

Using the tweet as a chance, Doll decided to tell a story about an Apple employee questioning Jobs as to why engineers at Apple get poorly paid.

The reply was the kind of thing only Steve Jobs could say.