There's a partner in our office that noone can stand. Secretaries, Paralegals, Associates, even other Partners steer clear. He's not even a bad person, just a lousy attorney who is impossible to work for/with. He has every bad quality an attorney could possibly have. A walking encyclopedia of bad lawyer habits. Noone really even knows why he's a partner. It's certainly not based on abilities, people skills, bringing in business or because anyone like him. Hell, he even gets paid less than most of the senior associates do.
Guess who much of my work comes from? Yep. He just thinks I'm the Bees Knees. Lucky me. Whenever that name pops up in my e-mail inbox, I silently weep inside, knowing the rest of my week is ruined. Hell, it will take an hour and 5 e-mails just to figure out what he's asking me to do. I've met two-year-olds with better communication skills.