->'''Joel:''' We're going to have leadership the way my old man taught me! You - put a handkerchief on your head! You - swat at imaginary elves! You - rock on the porch all night!

''Hired!'' is a short InstructionalFilm produced by Creator/TheJamHandyOrganization for Chevrolet sales managers just before UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (it features 1941 model year cars). The basic plot concerns a sales manager named Mr. Warren, who despairs over the fact that his salesmen (particularly his newest, Jimmy) are lagging on their sales targets. After a somewhat strange talk with his father, Mr. Warren decides to work more closely with his salesmen, thus solving his problem.

This short is [[https://archive.org/details/Hired1940 viewable]] at the InternetArchive. For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episodes featuring this short film see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E23BrideOfTheMonster here]]'' (Part1) and ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E24ManosTheHandsOfFate here]]'' (Part 2).

!!!This short provides examples of:

* AnAesop: Obviously, the lessons Mr. Warren presents at the end.
* {{Determinator}}: Jimmy has a crisis of self-doubt at one point, but pulls himself up and decides to continue regardless of past failure.
* TravellingSalesmanMontage
* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: Mr. Warren rebuking one his salesmen on his technique - after he'd actually made the sale.
** It's proper to fine tune a salesman's technique - or anyone learning a new craft. Being successful when using wrong technique is not good reinforcement.