I'm a firm believer that what people choose as their career speaks volumes about them. And when I meet someone for the first time, one of the things I like to chat about is how they got where they are in life. So, how'd you end up with your current day job? I've actually only worked for one single company all my life. My best friend in high school recommended me to his boss at a national department store. I got hired in an entry level position. The boss told my friend that she wanted to fire me because she thought I didn't have the balls to succeed. Thirteen years later, I'm her boss's boss.