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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Stuff Portrait Friday - something that represents my past


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As per Kristine's instructions from Random and Odd, our SPF is something representing our present, past and future.

As you will notice, this is a shelf in my book case. This giant red volume is a Black's Law Dictionary. As most of you know, I was a paralegal for an insurance defense firm. There was a million things I loved about that job, but there were a million and one things that I was not loving. I hated the stress. I hated the billable hours. (Whoever the fuck invented that small piece of hell should be strung up by his billable fucking hours and shot.) I hated dealing with attorneys that were very hot and cold in their demeanors. I hated not being home. I hated that my weekends were not spent enjoying time with friends and family, but were instead a maniacal race to finish all the things I needed to do in my "off" time in order to get back to work on Monday. It was insane and I truly hated it. I do not miss it a bit. Not one tiny iota. I hope that I never have to go back.

Elizabeth at 10:56 PM

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at 11:08 PM Blogger Kelly said...

You are damn straight about the person who invented billable hours! UGH! I too am a litigation paralegal, but I am fortunate to work possibly the only decent attorney in the world, who is very understanding of my family issues. I almost posted my legal books too! LOL

 
at 7:35 AM Blogger Danielle said...

one word, headache. lol i had to use them for a referece once, gurl it gave me a migraine lol

 
at 10:17 AM Blogger hemlock said...

I'm learning more and more how important family is. Having moved away from friends and family a year ago, I miss them so much and can't wait to be within a 3 hour drive of them someday soon.

I played as well.

 
at 12:58 PM Blogger Tammy said...

Great. You just summed up my entire existance.

(Going to find gun, now)

Just kidding.

 
at 8:45 PM Blogger Mama Duck said...

Alright, I'll admit that I liked working with attorneys just because they make such good comedic fodder, however...billable hours were the bane of my existence and fuck the person who decided bonuses should be based on said hours.

 

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