When you’re the expert in your field, you can choose to be picky about what jobs you accept. That’s what happened in the case of u/themcp’s friend: she was not just a leading system admin in her field, she was the leading name in her field. “She built the largest private Internet network that existed at the time,” the OP writes, adding that it’s still in use today.
This system admin was hired at a prestigious tech firm in her role as “the expert on the subject at the time.” Good for this woman for knowing her worth! If you’re really the leader in your field, you deserve to be treated as such.
Scroll down to check out this story. The OP also popped up to answer a few comments—including those asking why his friend didn’t reach out to her job after her messy first day. Maybe it’s for the best, though. If you’re spotting red flags on your very first day at the job, like an utterly inattentive boss, maybe making a swift exit is your best bet.
Next up, these people shared the ways you’ll know if you’re talking to someone wealthy, like one person who said, “[They] asked about who her shoe cobbler was.”