Sadly, I must back off from blogging due to ongoing real world problems. Plus, there's not much more I have to say right now beyond the usual I-hate-my-job and my boss is an annoying prick. The chief reason I slowed down this year was mostly that every day is the same pathetic slog, and I have nothing interesting to write about.
The site is staying up, and I will post occasionally if something worth writing about occurs. In case anyone wants to contact me for questions, advice, etc., I will keep my email, email@example.com, up and I do normally check it several times a week.
This isn't good bye, not by any stretch. I've put 3 years into this, and recently broke 100,000 pageviews. This blog gave me an outlet that helped during some really bad times in my life, and I've made some good online friends in the process.
Keep an eye on my Twitter feed @grumpyhumbug, I'll put alerts of any new posts there. Or just do it old school and check here occasionally. See you later!
This is a humorous and sarcastic blog written by a paralegal in a mid-sized law firm in a mid-tier market. The goal is to share some of the pitfalls and foibles encountered in my own day-to-day experiences. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments. Complaints, not so much :)
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I did promise to write more often, but life seems to keep getting in the way. My current job is running me ragged with ever-longer days, and my personal life has managed to disintegrate into utter chaos. Topping it off, I've been fighting a low-level flu for the past couple of weeks (probably due to the prior 2 things I just mentioned), so it seems all I do is work and sleep. My back yard looks like a jungle scene from Apocalypse Now. Somehow, I'll get through this.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This evening, starting around 8:00 PM Eastern, I will be posting questions people ask me on Twitter and e-mail. I don't expect there will be much, but hey, I'm new to this. I'll update this post off and on through the evening as things come in, so check back if you want to, or just wait until morning and read the whole debacle in full. Hey, it's the internet. So here we go...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
So the tedium continues in HappyFunVille, a/k/a my current workplace. Two inescapable and intertwined conclusions have become quite clear. (1) I will never like working in this office, and (2) it is the most inefficiently run, badly organized law office on the face of the earth.
Friday, July 26, 2013
After enough time, and a drought of job openings that I am overly qualified for, I have reluctantly accepted the fact that my current job will be where I suffer for an undefined, unknown and interminable period of time. During which my life will suck as set forth below...
Friday, June 28, 2013
The new job is going OK, although there have been some potholes along the way. New firm, different practice, completely different work culture. It has been a struggle to handle the stress without resorting to my old method of stress relief (aka vodka). I'm glad to be working again, and not broke, but this isn't where I want to spend any significant amount of my career. The overtime is nice, since I'm actually getting paid for it here, but the sheer volume means I have no outside life 5 days a week. Everyone I know has had to adjust to the fact that they are only going to see me on a weekend, and don't even ask if I'm available on a weeknight. Don't get me wrong, I'm used to long hours, just not every day for 12-14 hours a day with no letup. I'm still looking for another job, even if it means leaving the legal field entirely and taking a pay cut. In the meantime, I'm banking the overtime pay and trying not to rock the boat.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
So things have been a little crazy since starting the new job. It's a satellite office of a medium-sized regional firm. Apparently, this firm has experienced major turnover in recent years, and most of the current staff is new, with varying levels of experience. Despite being the newest hire, I have significantly more experience in this practice area than my co-workers. As in most situations, there are pros and cons...