Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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

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Island Life

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Total Black: $2,893.81
Total Red: $241,487.55

Today started around 3am with a drive to the Philadelphia airport for a 7:30am flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Nearly eighteen hours later, I was in my new apartment on St. Croix.  What a day.  Keep reading . . .

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May 31, 2010 at 21:53

Leaving New York

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Total Black: $3,010.01
Total Red: $238,487.55

The day has arrived.  My last in New York.  And what a ride.  I arrived back at my mother’s house around 11pm. Keep reading . . .

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May 30, 2010 at 23:47

Last Night in New York

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Total Black: $3,287.11
Total Red: $241,487.55

What a night.  New York certainly made sure I paid my final dues before cutting out.  Keep reading . . .

Stressful But Smooth

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Total Black: $420.01
Total Red: $239,764.94

I had to get in to the contract attorney position for 8am tonight because they temporary attorney staffing agency is moving me to a new space.  Back in Calgon Take Me Away I noted how they had moved me twice within the same week.  Today’s move makes this move number six since I started in January.  Keep reading . . .

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May 27, 2010 at 23:58

Everything Converging

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Total Black: $3.53
Total Red: $237,154.80

Total black is back down in the bargain basement.  Sort of like my meal purchases over the past day or two.  And but for the kindness of strangers over the past few days, like Office Manager for example, I probably wouldn’t have eaten.  The bulk of my income has all been allocated toward costs associated with the relocation for the clerkship. Keep reading . . .

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May 25, 2010 at 23:21

By Night in a New Land

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Total Black: $682.66
Total Red: $237,096.81

Thinking about my new location I’ve been wondering what I should do there by night.  Keep reading . . .

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May 24, 2010 at 23:20

Scrabbling Along

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Total Black: $682.66
Total Red: $237,096.81

Today is the first Sunday since Easter, back on April 4th, when I did not work at the theatre job.  Reading over my post that day, Done Stepping Down, looks like I may have not worked that Sunday because Easter fell during my experiment with scaling my hours at the theatre back, expecting I’d work longer at the contract attorney position.  That didn’t work.  Or, it’s also possible that I just was given a day off.  I can’t recall now.  But that makes eight weekends straight when I worked at the theatre.  Two months without a weekend day where I did not work.  And today is only different because I gave away the shifts I had been assigned.  I had thought that maybe I’d use today to haul my belongings back to my mother’s house in Pennsylvania.  Keep reading . . .

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May 23, 2010 at 23:56

Saying Good-Byes

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Total Black: $683.31
Total Red: $236,874.29

So, it’s begun.  I’ve started the process of saying good-byes.  Keep reading . . .

Thirsty Thursdays

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Total Black: $937.75
Total Red: $236,690.39

I got in to the contract attorney position today for 8:30am and left to work a shift at the theatre that I picked up from another co-worker who needed coverage.  Both jobs today were pretty uneventful.  There’s no court on Fridays—and this week has been slow due to the illness of co-counsel, and at the partner level at that.  I’ve enjoyed the slowed pace.  Keep reading . . .

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May 20, 2010 at 23:55

Two Weeks Left

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Total Black: $961.36
Total Red: $235,291.98

It’s downhill from here.  Only two weeks remaining until I my time in New York is finished.  But you really couldn’t tell if you looked around.  Hardly anything packed.  I’m still working insane hours.  And neither looked poised to change any time soon.  Keep reading . . .

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May 16, 2010 at 23:41

On My Way

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Total Black: $981.28
Total Red: $235,259.75

Surprisingly, today was a relatively quiet day on the work-fronts.  Four hours at the contract attorney position in the afternoon, followed by two shifts at the theatre gig: ImaginOcean and Naked Boys Singing.  I hadn’t worked ImaginOcean since back in Overactive Imagination, over a month ago.  And, once again, quite surprisingly, it unexpectedly moved me. Keep reading . . .

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May 15, 2010 at 23:07

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

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Total Black: $1,055.46
Total Red: $
235,259.75

Today I signed the lease for the new apartment and sent in three cashier’s checks, each for nine hundred dollars.  My new apartment is adorable.  And comes with an amazing view.  This will be my back yard.  Keep reading . . .

First Impressions

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Total Black: $2,758.40
Total Red: $235,111.49

I’m back in New York after a short stint visiting the place I’ll soon call home.  And I think I’m going to love it there.  I’m moving to . . . drum roll please . . . Keep reading . . .

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May 12, 2010 at 20:22

Liming Around Town

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Total Black: $2,835.30
Total Red: $234,907.81

Long but interesting day.  Met with two realtors.  Both of whom took me to see very different apartments.  I viewed seven different spaces today and, by the end of the day, settled on the one I want.  Keep reading . . .

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May 11, 2010 at 20:07

Gettin’ That Move On

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Total Black: $2,221.50
Total Red: $235,531.41

After the long night referenced in Talk Back, I had taken a cab back home and used that opportunity to bring a few boxes back with me from the temporary attorney staffing space.  This afternoon I started packing.  And cleaning.  So far I only packed a few boxes of books.  And I only mopped the bathroom floor.  But it’s a start.  See, a prospective tenant stopped by to view the apartment this evening.  That sort of brought everything home: it’s time to get a move on. Keep reading . . .

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May 4, 2010 at 23:03

Finances, Finances

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Total Black: $1,097.64
Total Red: $235,215.12

Co-Clerk’s advice, mentioned yesterday in A Nice Gesture has been weighing on my mind.  I’ve got to a lot to finance in a very short period of time: pack and move my belongings to Pennsylvania, fly myself (and probably another person) to the new location with two cats in tow, put down first month’s rent, security deposition, and possibly last—and, given what Co-Clerk mentioned in A Nice Gesture, probably second month’s rent too.  Just to be safe.  And then there’s any other incidental expenses along the way, like buying a car.  I’m starting to get more than a bit worried about financing this move to get to the clerkship.  But first I need to deal with my apartment. Keep reading . . .

Working & Moving

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Total Black: $741.32
Total Red: $235,224.00

Since I started working at the theatre, and then even more so once my hours at the contract attorney position increased, I’ve not spent much time applying for, or even looking for, other gigs.  But last night while head ushering my usual Friday night shift—Naked Boys Singing—I overhead the stage manager mention that he needed people to help him move.  And that he’d pay.  So I offered to help.  Keep reading . . .

A Room With a View

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Total Black: $212.89
Total Red: $235,011.93

I’ve been reaching out to a few contacts over the past few days.  People from law school and the like, who work currently in the new location I’m headed to.  And I’ve been scanning Craigslist for apartments.  I had almost settled on one.  But then I started looking around a bit more and saw a few properties with much better amenities.  Got me thinking about finding a room with a view, so to speak.  A place worth spending a year in, rather than just grabbing the first place I spot—as I’ve always done. Keep reading . . .

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April 22, 2010 at 23:22

Get A Move On

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Total Black: $173.20
Total Red: $234,846.52

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