Sometimes it’s worth it to take a well-calculated risk.
On the day of the manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the governor of Massachusetts ordered a lockdown in the highest-risk towns and advised residents of other communities to stay home from work for the day. I had already driven to work before knowing the extent of the restrictions, having written an email suggesting that my colleagues listen to the news, use discretion and follow the governor’s instructions.
Part of my decision hinged on a meeting planned with a prospective client, who, I suspected, might decide to come into Boston that day anyway. I wrote him to say that I was available if he was in the cit y, but that if he wasn’t, we should reschedule at his convenience. He was already at work in his office a block away. While that was not the major reason, I believe that one factor in his choice to hire us is that we shared a similar view of the widespread lockdown, and this indicated something about my work ethic and that