Older dog learns a few new tricks
If I remember correctly, when I started surveying in 1988 one of the party chiefs I worked with had spent some time as a high school math teacher before changing careers. Kind of stood out because, out of the half a dozen crew chiefs, he was the one that didn't refer to me as the "college puke"
Dude kinda looks like Dale Watson
Joe Bell switched from being an MD to land surveyor in his mid 30s(?). I've always thought that is one heck of a big leap.
And Joe Bell was what every surveyor I know professed to want to be: an OB-GYN.