From April 2008 through April 2009, Glynnis MacNicol (pictured) was a co-editor for this very site. She moved on from FishbowlNY to help launch Mediaite and then, starting in the fall of 2010 through 2012, was a media editor at Business Insider.
But it’s what followed that is the focus of MacNicol’s article in Elle. Burned out in 2012, she took a break from the career ladder and by doing so, threw the Manhattan cognoscenti for a loop:
[At] a cocktail party, book release or business dinner, I would tell people who inquired (and they always did. I live in New York City, where what you do comes after your name but before your real estate vitae) that I did nothing. Then I would step back and, with a sort of perverse satisfaction, watch them squirm. It turns out folks don’t really know what to do with people who are so nakedly unambitious. It was a little bit like I was inviting them to my funeral. For a long while, this little party trick was my favorite part about going out.