View Full Version : S: work is annoying me
06-21-2004, 11:32 AM
work has been crazy since last thursday or so because we have a brief due today. i was working like mad wednesday, thursday, and friday. my boss worked saturday. yesterday, he and i worked all day....i put in about 10 hours (working until 3am), he was here all day and then worked from home at night (when i left he was still working). so suffice to say we were putting it out there and trying to get it done. my boss was happy with our progress and felt like we had a good work product.
this morning, i got into the office at around 10:30 after an appointment and called our co-counsel on the case, who's at another office (my boss told me to call him to see if he needed help finishing things up). he was all pissy with me and was like "frankly, i was surprised that more didn't get done this weekend, but i've got it under control now and am putting it to bed." i'm just thinking....you jackass. first of all, if you have problems with how much we got done this weekend, take it up with my boss, not me. secondly, we were the ones working our asses off this weekend, not you. if you're so damn smart, maybe you should have worked the ENTIRE weekend (which my boss did) and get it done the way you want it done :rolleyes:
i mean, i was personally pissed because i worked a lot more this weekend than i wanted to. but i was more insulted that he would trash what my boss had accomplished, because he really sacrificed his weekend to get it done. whatever...it's out of my hands now. he can make it as perfect as he wants.
06-21-2004, 12:28 PM
i work for a very big company. they have different campuses all around southern california. i work at the Anaheim campus, but I live in West LA. A ****ty commute, it is.
Anyways, I'm straight outta school, so as a Jr. engineer, they give me bitch work. If I'm lucky. For the last 3 months, I've been doing jack ****. Kinda like in Office Space, I come into work, stare at my desk all day, then go home.
Now, I really dont like to do nothing, i have to feel productive or else i'll go insane, and the fact that I'm practically BEGGING for work, but they're not giving me any, so as a "Screw This" statement, I begin looking for work outside this campus.
Lo and behold, the facility at Long Beach wants me to work for them right away. And it would cut my commute distance/time in half. Sweet deal right? Well, management didnt think so. They straight up said no, and then put me into a different sub-organization here in Anaheim. I'm straight up pissed!
So that was 3 weeks ago. I was promised that I would be given a solid task to do (testing some products, blah blah, etc.). Well, I just found out today, that my task is cancelled. so i'm still doing NOTHING!
I've been employed with this company for 7 MONTHS NOW, and I have NOTHING EXPERIENCE-WISE TO SHOW FOR IT!
You know how they say "If you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything at all?" Well, I'm done speaking.
:mad: :mad2: :mad3:
06-21-2004, 01:13 PM
man, that sucks DFU. it puts you in a tough position when you're "holding" a job but getting no work experience. it's even worse that you tried to get a job where you could do work and then got shot down.
the worst part is that after awhile, you just get used to it and don't want to work anymore. you lose all your drive and motivation.
good luck though. hopefully you can find something....
06-21-2004, 04:55 PM
Whitak, welcome to the wonderful world of the law. Other attorneys always think that they can accomplish what you just did in less time. Its partially true, if they already did something, they have their templates and experience. I had to do something from scratch because they lost the template which took me all day. My boss (at the time) told me taht he could have done it in 2 hours, now, but understood that came after 20 years experience and having done the same thing thousands of times.
Another problem is that they never know all of the compications that come up...such as a slightly different fact pattern or new interpretations of the law since they last did something.
I definitely feel your pain, but its good you have a paying position as a clerk. They can be hard to come by.
06-21-2004, 05:23 PM
the funny thing is that my boss has been a litigator for like 30 years, and is obviously extremely experienced with all that kind of stuff, whereas the guy who was bitching is not nearly so experienced.
i think the biggest problem is that you have two people with different opinions about how things should be done and what's important to cover and they're co-counsels and no one is clearly in charge. so one of them doesn't just say "we're doing it this way because i think this way is right."
but yeah, i'm so lucky to have this position -- i'm getting great experiences. most of my friends aren't getting handed a stack of discovery, transcripts, and briefs and told "write this section of our reply brief." but at about 11 pm last night when i was ready to go home and my boss calls me to say "well, just finish up these three issues before you go home", i'm like "man.....this is not worth it. y'all are not paying me enough to do this crap."
06-22-2004, 10:40 PM
you annoy me whitak :P
06-22-2004, 11:39 PM
the feeling is mutual, yoss :P
06-22-2004, 11:44 PM
good, bastiage...get on aim sometime.
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