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Archive for April 16th, 2010

Get A Move On

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Total Black: $173.20
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My sister telephoned on Thursday evening just as I was leaving the building of the contract attorney job.  In most instances, I never answer my telephone.  Typically I’m working and therefore never take calls unless it’s urgent.  Frankly I find it unprofessional the way contract attorneys—or anyone for that matter—answers their cellphones in public, quite often wherever they themselves, and just start up a conversation.  Nearly always it’s not that important.  But in the Era of On-Demand, people expect to be able to access you always and instantly.  With my work schedule, however, and personal cell phone policy—that rarely happens—to the chagrin of my family and friends.  But tonight I answered because I was leaving work.  Keep reading . . .

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April 16, 2010 at 23:58