Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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I Need a New Gig

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Total Black: $1,247.29
Total Red: $230,131.21

The temporary contract attorney position is nearing its end.  There’s a chance it could be extended.  A slimmer chance that I’d be one of those selected to stay on.  The Recession Art Sale has already ended.  So, it’s time for a new gig.  But what? Keep reading . . .

Darker the Collar, Lighter the Stress

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Total Black: $93.50
Total Red: $228,370.88

One significant difference that I’ve noticed between white-collar and blue-collar work: stress-inducing versus stress-reducing.  White-collar work seems fraught with veritable landmines of stress.  That many white-collar workers must insure themselves against malpractice speaks to the quantity of stress some professions produce.  Many doctors, quite literally, hold their patient’s life in their hands.  For lawyers that can be true as well, and if not in a criminal defense case then at least the client’s livelihood or financial life.  And where corporations go, lawyers, accountants, and business executives hold the company’s life in their hands.  Arthur Anderson and Enron no longer exist.  Same for Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers Keep reading . . .