A Bukharian trades in his Wall Street job to make pickles
December 31, 2021
(JNS) - When the pandemic hit, Edward Ilyasov was in a bit of a pickle.
The 29-year-old resident of Queens, N.Y., had submitted his letter of resignation with plans to travel the world, starting with Israel. His last days at his well-paying job in finance were supposed to be during the latter part of March 2020, and he planned to paint a person a day as he gallivanted. Yet with restrictions on travel due to COVID-19, he realized that he'd have to scrap his artistic dream. His employer allowed him to return, and he began working remotely.
Despite the fact that he was succeeding in New York -...