Tuesday, November 23, 2004

      ( 8:42 AM ) teahouse

The worst people in a law firm are the ones who just made partner. Let's call them Power Hungry Junior Partners.

I am working for a Power Hungry Junior Partner now. He used to be Crazy Workaholic Senior Associate (see entry of September 27) but he got the golden apple, and now he's aspiring one day to be Absent-Minded Partner (see entry of September 21). So he's a horrible cross between the two.

Here are some of the things that Power Hungry Junior Parter has said to me this week:

1. "No, I'm the Partner. I get to ask the questions. You're the Associate; you have to answer them. You don't get to ask them."

2. "I'm being mean to you for a reason. In this business, not everyone is always going to be as nice as I am, and you have to be prepared for when you get deposed."

3. "Can you summarize your research?" (2 minutes later, after I've summarized it) "You didn't answer my question. I'm not interested in listening to a summary of your research. Don't waste my time. Do we have a case for damages, yes or no?"

Then there are the hand gestures. When I'm sitting in his office talking, if he doesn't like what I'm saying, he rolls his eyes, and waves his hand as a way of telling me to get on with it. It's like he's hitting fast forward on the vcr.

And like an obedient monkey, I talk faster.

I wish I could get him on the dodge ball court. I'd pummel him to a bloody pulp.



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