So it's the Friday before a long weekend. Yet again, looks like I'll be here late filing something that could have been done days ago. At some point, am I allowed to be angry about this? I haven't left on-time for a long weekend since last year's July 4.
Mysteriously, it seems like I'm the only paralegal in our office who has to do this on a regular basis. Noone else can remember having to stay late before a long weekend so many times in a row. Everyone else manages to avoid it, but good ol' reliable Grumpy can't. The bad part is, it's not even the same lawyer. The bastards are ganging up on me!
When I went on my last vacation, I snuck out on the fire stairs a half-hour early to avoid the last-minute crap that always seems to pop up and ruin my plans. Turns out, someone did want me to do something. Because I was already gone, another paralegal had to stay 4 hours late. If I had stayed, that would have made me miss a flight and a whole day at my destination had I not left early. Not to mention pissing off my girlfriend. I do not feel bad about it either. (That paralegal never steps up to help anyone. Kharma's a bitch, baby.)
I realize that staying late is part of the job. Fine. But apply that equally and make others stay late once in a while. Why am I always the one who has to have a long weekend ruined by working until midnight on Friday?