Look, I don't have space for an all-nighter. Not when I still have to manage today's email before it becomes yesterday's email (Take Back Your Life) and fight the system on finding a flight to Va that doesn't require a pre-dawn departure, a shuttle to Boston, a 3 hour layover in Newark, a connection through anything west of the Cumberland Gap, or $700. I am not getting to bed on time as it is.
The question is
If you could have worked for anyone in history, in your field, who would you choose and why?
Which is, what, exactly?
When I was In The Field, we called it The Field, and the world was divided into those IN and those OUT. Just today I was asked for advice by someone looking to get IN. I wrote "I've been out for quite a while, but you might try S***. She's still in the field."
When we were all unemployed (not this past time, the time before), we agreed to stop asking people "And what do you do?" because we realized what an awkward question that is. I tend to open these days with "Where do you live?" or "How do you know the bride?" I actually say "the bride" no matter the situation. It's not really that funny; it's all in the delivery.
When people ask me what I do, I answer depending on what they are looking for. If I think they are networking, I'll name the mill that gives me the paycheck. But it does mean defining my silly "field." I'm not even convinced it makes sense as a role, but it comes with certs, so yeh, I guess it's a field. I wouldn't even want to work for me in that field.
If I think they want a good story, I go with describing things for blind people. If I think they want to talk about themselves. I'll say I'm a homocide detective.
You'll notice I didn't answer the question. I never intended to.
I can't wait for Dec 1.