My first job out of college was for Motion Industries. I was the receptionist, and the company I worked for had recently been acquired by MI. Redundednt people were being let go, everyone in the company was older than forty, and there wasn’t really anything much to do. I was bored and depressed and it was the kind of company that only had two holidays per year and accrued any vacation time for a full year before awarding it. I lasted eight months before fleeing. Best part? My boss Roberta Cronin. “You are terribly overqualified for this job, but it’s yours if you want it,” she told me about a week into my temp gig. We made it official and I learned–not for the last time–about the danger of settling for whatever job comes my way.