For about a week, unemployment was fun. Then I got bored enough to start working on things around the house, like painting the living room on week 2. By the start of week 3, I was reaching the stage of reorganizing my CD collection and pruning every blasted plant/tree/shrub/bush on my property.
Within the first week, I had several interviews with a number of firms. Most of them admired my depth and variety of experience, and were impressed by my professional knowledge and demeanor. Then the inevitable “can we contact your prior employers?” Which means The UnManager, who I found out through a sympathetic recruiter was soundly bashing me as the worst employee in history to anyone who will listen.
So now, it appears that after close to 2 decades in this field, my career options are pretty much zero. All because one person just can’t get over the fact that I proved her plum job was a result of being politically connected instead of competent.
It appears relocating might be my only option. Any suggestions as to what geographic areas are looking for experienced litigation paralegals? I’ll take anything but
. No offense, but visiting is enough. I just couldn’t stand to live there. New York City