Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

Just Your Average Joe Blogging Away His Debt—In One Year or Less

Calgon Take Me Away

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Total Black: $1,248.85
Total Red: $227,263.80

I can’t recall the last time I was so tired.  I worked fourteen hours on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.  And on top of everything, over those past two days, the temporary attorney staffing agency moved my computer station twice.  The first time from the room I had been in since I started there to a nearby room.  And then next to a make-shift closet-like space.  I’m behind a divider-wall / cubicle wall, boxed in on three sides between the cubicle wall, a floor post, and a wall.  But I’m happy to have it because I would have been sent to their main office.  Not a good scenario with my work schedule, the hours I’ve been putting in, and the type of work we’re doing: trial is only four weeks away and now we’ve moved on to preparing the joint exhibit list.

Of course, today again I worked both jobs.  I’m happy for the hours, but this damn cold is still lingering, siphoning off my energy.  I could really use some Calgon right now to take me away from all this.  Sleep doesn’t cut it any longer.

Total red is back up because of those charges to the AmEx bill.  It’ll come back down over the next week—especially after this week’s check.  Total black is up only slightly because I was out last week and therefore lost pay.  Working for an hourly wage really sucks.  At least I made enough to close the gap between what I borrowed from my mother and the rent.  When I attempted to pay it, however, as explained in Coming Back Around—the landlord’s management agency refused to accept it because I only had 3/4 of the total amount due.  Today I have the remaining.  But that means taking time off work again tomorrow and getting a check from the bank and then walking this money over.

Written by Laid-off Lawyer

March 11, 2010 at 23:29

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