Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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Posts Tagged ‘Officemate

Just Call Me Jean

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Total Black: -$124.84
Total Red: $269,947.64

I noted in Pocket Full of Change that I was a bit short on cash this week due to ironing out the kinks in getting set up on a budget.  What I didn’t note there—or in similar posts—is that in the past I’ve sometimes had to subsist on borrowed bread during these times of lean.  But I’m no Jean Valjean, stealing a loaf of bread.  Or am I?  Keep reading . . .

What’s In a Name?

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Total Black: $3,497.43
Total Red: $270,410.31

A rose, by any other name, right?  That’s what Shakespeare claimed.  Not always if its your first name.  I walked into a very interesting conversation this afternoon between Officemate and Other Law Clerk.  Other Law Clerk was talking about the crazy names black mothers give to their children.  She’s taken this on as her cause, compiling a list.  She’s already at 700.  It’s the first time I’ve ever heard a black person expressing frustration with names like Ququisha or J’Wona.  I’ll have to let her know she’s not alone.  Chris, of Stuff Black People Hate, agrees.  One name she noted really floored me: Le-a.  I would not ever have guessed how that name is pronounced.  Keep reading . . .

Ain’t Missin’ You At All

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Total Black: $3,253.08
Total Red: $270,855.95

Yesterday Officemate asked whether I missed New York.  I laughed and paused for a moment to scan my feelings and consider the question.  The answer: not really.  Sorry New York, I ain’t missin’ you at all.  Keep reading . . .

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July 17, 2010 at 21:36

Getter Done

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Total Black: $32.21
Total Red: $270,855.95

Today at work Officemate and I got to talking about a number of different subjects.  When we hit upon one—a listserve for the law clerks—that I decided to act upon.  I’m not sure why, but my efforts were successful whereas when Officemate asked last year, that same request fell on deaf ears.  Officemate is black and from the Virgin Islands.  I’m white and not.  Does that matter?   Keep reading . . .

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July 14, 2010 at 23:18

Inhabitants

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Total Black: $3,301.65
Total Red: $243,714.55

I’m starting to feel more and more like an “inhabitant” of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  And with it come the accompanying pains.  Keep reading . . .

Time to Shine

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Total Black: $3,789.90
Total Red: $243,714.55

Not to toot my own horn too much.  But I’m thinking that there may very well be quite a few opportunities here to advance my career.
Keep reading . . .

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June 15, 2010 at 22:26

Job Hunting

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Total Black: $3,789.90
Total Red: $243,657.05

Well, I started pounding the electronic pavement today.  I noted back in By Night in a New Land that I would be considering this option.  With the possibility of a monthly car payment, it must become more than a possibility.  And, as mentioned back in Craigslist Addict, I tended to rely mostly on that website to find leads.  That site isn’t really used much down here, so I’m left to the old-fashioned methods.  Keep reading . . .

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June 14, 2010 at 22:48