Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Working at Biglaw

And then there’s face time – an essential component of Biglaw. Just because there’s no work to do doesn’t mean you’re not required to be sitting at your desk, pretending to do it. You know the tricks – tell your secretary to open your office door when she gets in, and turn on your light, so it looks like you’re there. Set your email to send in the middle of the night, so the timestamp will say 2:37 a.m. Keep an empty Fedex box in your office, so you can stuff your overcoat into it – that way, when you sneak out at 7 p.m., it will look like you’re just popping out to mail something. And, of course, you’ll need two overcoats – one always carelessly tossed over the back of a chair in your office to imply you’re permanently “in residence.”

Read all of Will Meyerhofer's essay at The People's Therapist.

[HT: Althouse]

1 comment:

CincyCat said...

I was just lamenting the "feast or famine" nature of my job today. Today is definitely a "famine" day, and I hate being bored. Thankfully, I have the flexibility to work from home, and as a result, my kitchen is now sparkly clean.