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It was a dark and stormy night, and Dan and Carol were on their way home from a party for Dan's work.
"Don't the wipers go up higher?" Carol asked, squinting as she leaned toward the windshield.
"Yeah, they go up a lot higher, but I'm keeping them low because I hate to see the road," Dan said.
"Oh, good," she said, "I wasn't sure but I just wanted to—" the car screeched, and then ground slowly to a stop. "Oh my god, are we out of gas?"
Dan put his head against the steering wheel. "Shit."
Carol shook her head and looked out the window. (Also, their phones were [...]
Working "in the field" or going on work trips makes up about 40 percent of the work I’ve done at my current job. The other 60 percent is generally spent sitting at a desk writing technical reports and emailing clients with occasional breaks when I read articles on websites and never comment on them. While I appreciate the variety of work, I prefer being in the field, especially a type of field work that involves monitoring the noise levels generated underwater during a particularly loud-ass construction method: pile driving.
I had no clue what this meant when I was starting out at our company. Turns out, building bridges can [...]