Friday Comment Thread: 'Bad Jobs and Good Results'

Welcome to Understandably, a free daily email newsletter that explains the story behind 1 or 2 big things every day.

Special day today: As promised, we’re trying an open comment thread for subscribers.

Big themes this week on Understandably have been things like the dignity of work, and how not getting what you want can turn out to be the best thing.

So let’s use this first open thread to ask:

Have you ever had a bad-fitting job, or a crazy work experience, that ultimately led to something very positive? Tell us about it in the comment thread.

You should be able to log in automatically and comment by clicking the “Like & Comment” or “View Thread” buttons below.

(This is the first time we’re trying this feature. If you have tech issues, please let me know at