So this is a funny story that my friend reminded me (honestly, I had almost completely forgotten about it)...
We were in college (business school) looking for our first real corporate jobs for the Summer.
With G-d's blessing, I ended up with 2 nice offers.
But my good friend didn't have a job.
So I offered one to him.
I was still a kid...what did I know!
I told one company that I accepted and the other company that I had a friend that was interested (of course, I would vouch for him).
So on day 1 of the Summer job, my friend shows up there in the World Trade Center on the 99th floor (yeah, this is before 9/11 took the whole place down).
The corporate folks talked about it for 5 minutes and said he could stay.
Voila now we both had summer jobs!
Honestly, I can't believe we ever had the chutzpah, but in those days people helped each other out more.
2 4 1 and 1 4 All.
And that's how we both got started in the NY business world. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)