Comment on What Do You Do For a Living? by FinanceSuperhero.
Ah, the dreaded small-talk-with-people-you-barely-know conversation. I used to despise being stuck in similar situations, but I am learning to like it more and more each year.
Your post got me thinking about how difficulty it can be to explain oneself when you are in a situation such as yours, or like me, in the midst of a significant career transition.
In the future, you could always respond that you are CEO/CFO/COO of FinancialSlacker. THAT might lead to some really incredulous looks and interesting conversation. 🙂
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