White Collar Reset: In the weeds, with any luck


For months now my job coach has been encouraging me to redirect my search from the sclerotic fields of publishing and media to a "growth" industry. I think I've finally found it.

Actually, it was my mother-in-law who came up with the idea. Last week she was talking to her daughter on the phone and, as she's wont to do, asked, "So, has your husband found a job yet?" When my wife emitted her usual "Noooo," her mother responded with uncharacteristic cheerfulness, "Then I've got the perfect job for him. And he can make $20 million a year."

"What is it, drug dealing?"

"Well, yeah."