She certainly would not have been promoted if it were known that she was pregnant. I’m pissed.
There’s one prick every lawyer tries to avoid, and I know of very few firms (and very few groups within large firms) that don’t have at least one partner who is a total egotistical dick—an “ED.” EDs are impossible with associates. Any given ED knows exactly how he’s perceived, and all the partners and associates [...]
Greetings from the future. After being laid off last year 13 days before Christmas, I couldn’t help but resent the managing partner at my law firm who, in an effort to protect his personal bottom line, blindsided me with a pink slip in the late afternoon of Friday, December 12, 2008. So last year, I [...]
[Ed. Note: The following is written by the same “38-year-old partner at a prestigious firm” who wrote “Partner to Associates: Stop Being ‘Entitled, Whiny Pussies,’” which we posted last Wednesday. It is a response to “Associate to Partners: Shut Up About Us Being ‘Entitled’” by frequent Bitter Lawyer contributor BL1Y and posted last Friday.] You [...]
[Ed. Note: This piece by a “38-year-old partner at a prestigious firm” resulted in a four-part impromptu Partner v. Associate debate with frequent Bitter Lawyer commenter BL1Y, who is a recently laid-off BigLaw associate. The four parts can be read in this order: 1. “Partner to Associates: Stop Being ‘Entitled, Whiny Pussies’” 2. “Associate to [...]