“Running Short On Personality”

Free at last. Free at last. Thank God, Almighty. I’m free at last.  

It’s true. Today’s the day. I will never again have to deal with my “boss”. I haven’t felt this happy in a long while.

Plus, it was nice to leave with affirmation that I am doing the right thing by quitting. Right before I told the “boss” that I was going to leave for the day, he was telling his secretary that “everyone around him is running short on personality” because she wasn’t able to convince a clerk at a local court to fax over a court order. Apparently, her lack of personality was the reason she couldn’t convince the clerk to do what he wanted-just like my lack of personality was the reason I was unable to strong-arm the IRS phone operator yesterday.  Right……anyhow, who cares! I’m DONE!

I’m loving my “boss” free life right now-no matter how short on personality I might be.

Are you kidding me?

So my “boss” is ridiculous. He asked me to make a call and get some things taken care of with the IRS. I called and the woman refused to talk to me because I don’t have a power of attorney form filed for our client. I wasn’t able to get the information for him.  This apparently is “not helpful”. So “not helpful” that this sentiment has to be repeated 6 times. So I repeated that she couldn’t give me the information without a power of attorney. The whole concept is pretty clear if you ask me. And it pretty much has NOTHING to do with me. Besides the fact that I’m the poor sap that got stuck on hold for 45 minutes.

Anyhow, my boss ended the conversation by skulking away saying “I’m glad I left this office on a positive note.” Oh really? I don’t care how I leave this office. Because I am the 7th person to be in my position in a one year time span. I almost quadrupled everyone else’s timespan that they were able to put up with your freakin’ attitude. And yeah, you’re not a talented lawyer. You have no social skills. F you. I can’t wait to leave. Positive note or not.

PS. No one wants to hear your conversations with your wife on speaker phone. Nor any of your other calls. But especially those with your wife. It’s uncomfortable because it’s really clear that she can’t stand you either.

A Recession Depression

Well, I’ve done it. And by “it”, I mean the most idiotic, irresponsible and financially dangerous thing I’ve ever done. Last Wednesday, during the worst economic recession my generation has ever experienced I decided to put in my two weeks notice at my current temp assignment. The same “temp” assignment I’ve been working on for the last 5 months. The same assignment that has managed to put me into the pits of depression, pushed me into a financial crisis because of the low pay, and made me wake up every morning questioning my decision to be a lawyer. So, I guess you could say that though the decision to give my two weeks notice was indeed the most idiotic, irresponsible and financially dangerous thing I’ve ever done-it was also the one thing I could do to start reclaiming my life, reclaiming my happiness, and hopefully, eventually reclaiming a sense of financial security. We’ll see how it goes. I figure it could go one of two ways: either my decision to leave my current job brings me happiness, an improvement in every facet of my life, and maybe, just maybe,  a real job as an attorney, or in the alternative, I wind up living in a tent city, hanging out with hobos and eating a lot of gruel. Either way-I’m ready for the next chapter of my life. Bring it on.