Hein (fub) wrote,

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The unexpected life of colleagues

You (almost) always meet your colleagues in one specific setting: your work. But work is only part of life (at least, it is for me). So what do your colleagues do when they are not working? What are their hobbies? What is their passion?
Working in the IT industry, most people have similar hobbies[*]. Watching anime, playing RPGs, reading, programming, tinkering with hardware...

Once in a while, you talk to a colleague who leads some sort of 'double life'. During the day, they work their every day IT job, but they have a passion that is completely different.
Stefan Wimmer, one of the sysadmins at work, turned out to be a tango instructor. And not just some run-of-the-mill guy who tells you which steps to take when, no, he (and his wife Komala) get invited to instruct at tango schools all over the world! A few months back, he quit his job to devote all his time to the tango, which impressed me mightily.

What is the most unexpected hobby you ever discovered in a colleague?

[*]: Except the ones with small children (and I am at that age bracket where people have small children). Somehow, small children are a total time sink. ;)

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