All posts by Bitter and Abused

  • Snowed Under

    A few weeks prior to Christmas, my girlfriend and I purchased airline tickets to travel across the country to be home for the holidays.  We...

  • My Bitter Christmas List

    ‘Twas thirteen days before Christmas, when all through the firm, Not an associate was stirring—because we got laid off. Less than two weeks before Christmas,...

  • Giving Thanks for Billing on Thanksgiving

    Not only is Thanksgiving shot, but so is close to every minute of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, including those traditionally spent sleeping.

  • My Biggest (Dis)Appointment

    This story is dedicated to all you associates who earn three times more than me and complain about your lives.  A little perspective is always...

  • Legal Cheerleader

    I’m a first year at a Big Firm, and I’m close to going nuts. I know I’m supposed to be thrilled to even have a...

  • Duty (Never) Calls

    My supervising partner comes into my office and says, “Might need you this weekend.  Be available.” I get it—it’s part of my job.  But this...

  • Stock Purchase (Dis)Agreement

    I stayed up all night revising this stupid Stock Purchase Agreement.  The Partner in charge, who’s a classic angry-nerd-law-dick, gave me lots of detailed comments...

  • Kicked in the Gut

    I feel like I’ve been kicked in the gut after two consecutive all-nighters working on a law firm financing deal.

  • Legal Mean Streets

    I had just lateraled over to a major firm in a new city.  One day I receive a call from a partner asking me to...

  • Mr. Procrastination

    I was asked by a significant partner with whom I actually enjoy working to help out on a multi-million dollar appeal.  Fabulous.  Actually supervising me...