Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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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

Peelin’ Potatoes

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Total Black: $208.06
Total Red: $227,326.64

Today feel more Sisyphean than ever on the contract attorney job.  The task was simple enough: type information into an excel spreadsheet—document ID number, date, a brief description, and so on.  But we had nearly two-thousand documents to write up and only a few 0f us working on it.  Still, yesterday we were making steady progress.  But today, every time we re-ran the numbers to check on our progress, the number of remaining documents increased.  Someone was continually adding more documents.  This image popped into my head of soldiers being forced to peel potatoes as punishment for some infraction.  Today it felt as if we were stuck peeling those potatoes and every time we got nearer the end, someone came along and dumped more potatoes on our piles.  Keep reading . . .