What is the appropriate response for a female professional when a male business associate calls her “dear”? It hardly fazes me, but sometimes I really want to
adjuster: So you're trying to be a lawyer?
PerStirpes: I am a lawyer.
adjuster: You are so young!
PS: Old enough to be a lawyer!
debt diaries april 2011
#1 9806.80 #2 44,165.34 #3 139,016.75 Follow me on my countdown to zero!!! Disclosure: this adventure may take 2 decades.
I want to walk around my office with a roll of Certs. If someone asked me for a mint, I’d hand it over… … then slap it out of their hands and say “Cert denied!!!”
some clients are full of it
I am currently sharing a conference room table with a 3rd year associate. He gets a lot of client interaction, which I'm jealous about, but after this phone call, it's probably for the best I don't deal with these people.
client: The attorney I spoke with promised me X, Y, and Z!
3YA: Let's get this all figured out. Who did you speak with?
client: I spoke with Mr. G.
3YA: Are you sure?
client: Of COURSE I'm sure!
3YA: Well, I'm afraid that's not possible.
client: What are you talking about! Why not?!
3YA: He passed away ten years ago.
client: ... Then I spoke with someone else.
white girl problems
Since I’ve started working, I feel as though I’ve taken the dog out of the fight, and the fight out of the dog. I mean, I no longer have that post-graduate-yet-still-unemployed angst I once felt. While I am still repulsed by the sorry excuses for a job the career office posts of Symplicity, their ineffectiveness no longer directly affects me. And while I still think all bad tippers...
still stumbling along
Whenever someone asks how my new job is going, I happily say, “It’s great!” but quickly follow up with, “I have no idea what I’m doing.” I do plaintiffs insurance work, if by “do”, you mean shuffling around a lot and carrying files from one office to another to assert my presence in the office [I hold documents, therefore I am]. So if you...