Worked in software development in late 90's out of college, then decided to bounce. Peter Gibbons was a role model for me as a young 20-something. Beware though, there are Lumbergs everywhere you go.Did computer stuff in college, worked as a software engineer in a cubicle, then got picked up to be a pilot. Still have no idea where I want to live or what I want to do when I grow up
From the strategic level, your shipmate had a 'job, assuming he was paid.I'm not going to out him by name but one of my fellow flight crew members did actual porn in the 80's before getting a real job.