It would be easiest to embrace the anonymity of a job that incentivizes it, but that’s not what William Cromartie chooses to do.
He chooses to brave the wilderness, to literally step out of the box and into people’s lives. It’s a position of vulnerability that is rewarded with meaning for him and the people he meets every day.
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The Atlantic: “William Cromartie is a BART station agent who finds meaning through the simple act of saying hello. Every day, William greets 4,000 Oakland commuters—fist-bumping, shaking hands, and hugging people from all walks of life. The UC Berkeley graduate and former entrepreneur thinks it’s the best job in the world.”