The last couple of weeks have been rather intense at the office. I’ve been swamped with court appearances, depositions of people that suck and lots and lots of phone calls with people that just want to waste my time.
Until I start getting blamed for their mistakes.
But, as an associate...no, strike that...as an associate in a horrible job market, short of going postal, what can you do? It’s a question that I’ve been pondering a lot lately (especially when I’ve been having my morning whiskey) and I wish I could come up with the best way to address this issue.
I figure that I’ve got a couple of options how I can respond:
Upside: Retain your job.
Downside: Liver disease.
Upside: Maybe retain your job, clear your conscious of not standing being wrongly accused of a minor f*ck up and perhaps improve the day-to-day work product of your boss.
Downside: Maybe not retain your job, move to a higher priority on your partner’s shit list and liver disease.
Upside: You’d likely make Above the Law in an entertaining manner.
Downside: No more job. No more ability to fund your liver disease. No chance of working in a law firm as a lawyer ever again.
Fact of the matter is that I don’t have the tact or ability to politely point out a mistake so I am resigned to taking Option A.
I just wish I had the balls for Option C.