QI’m a midlevel associate at a big firm, thankfully not on the East Coast. Despite the tendencies of others around me, I consider myself pretty egalitarian. I abhor elitism and am finding out quickly I’m not often in the same company of people. One thing I do is eat lunch with the secretaries at the [...]
For all my griping about my secretary Nancy’s gross incompetence, if there is one positive word I would use to describe her, it is old-school. For fans of Mad Men, she was my Joan Holloway. Well, an ugly, fat, mole-y version, but you get the idea. She knew how things worked. So when she was [...]
The associates they put in charge of temps usually aren’t that bright, but this guy is unbelievable. Of course, it’s kill or be killed. Temping is an every-man-for-himself proposition.
My secretary is a disaster. One of my supervising partners has an awesome secretary. She has an opening on her desk, and I’m thinking of trying to get her. Is it a bonus or a burden to share a secretary with my boss? Burden. Don’t do it. First off, the secretary will totally blow off [...]