I am a boomer , Richard, worst generation ever — talk about sellouts. But when I got into the fulltime job market in the late 70s and early 80s, it was pretty brutal. Recession, fuel crisis, Japan kicking our asses. And new college grads were a dime a dozen. When you finally got a job, you got promised the world and treated like crap and strung along. At least that’s how it was for me. I started playing offense because it was the best defense.