Top Secret Desk Jockey
February 24, 2012 8:05 AM Subscribe
What exactly does one do in a "desk job" for a covert organization?
posted by baronessa to Work & Money (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In spy movies and novels, you often here mention of a field agent either being promoted or demoted to a "desk job" (examples: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, Salt, even Hopscotch). But what does that really mean? Usually, the term "analyst" is thrown around, however that's still pretty vague. So...what are some actual "desk jobs" at these places?