CONTACT: resipsapoker at hotmail dot communism is a failed system

online casinos accepting US players

Friday, April 25, 2008

Change? Good

Please to be going to congratulate F-Train and CK on their impending adventures, which include leaving the practice of law and spending the summer in Las Vegas. F-Train today had a nice backgrounder on how those plans have come about.

I love this paragraph:
After two and a half years of corporate lawyering I had again reached the point where I just didn't care. It was a combination of factors. Most of all I think I'm just really not terribly interested in what I do. That's a problem in a world where people expect to be able to reach you at all hours of the day and where you can't go home until the task is done. It creates a resentment that builds to a point where eventually you're going through the motions for the sake of cashing a paycheck every fifteen days. That's no way to live, even if it *is* a comfortable life. Which brings us to today.
If I'd been the one writing it, it would have looked like this:
After twotwelve and a half years of corporate lawyering I had again reached the point where I just didn't care. It was a combination of factors. Most of all I think I'm just really not terribly interested in what I do. That's a problem in a world where people expect to be able to reach you at all hours of the day and where you can't go home until the task is done. It creates a resentment that builds to a point where eventually you're going through the motions for the sake of cashingpraying that enough clients pay their bills so you might get a paycheck every fifteen daysonce in a while. That's no way to live, even if it *is* sometimes a comfortable life. Which brings us to today. At least it's Friday and I have the weekend to look forward to.
Not all that different, really, except I'm not going anywhere.

Good luck!

3 comments:

F-Train said...

Thanks! I'd be lying if I said I didn't have the "what the fuck did I just do" moment Friday night after I left work, but onwards and upwards...

BWoP said...

Thanks for the well wishes.

Come visit us in Vegas!

It will be the former lawyer outpost . . .

Shrike said...

I thank myself daily that I've never been seduced by corporate law.

Instead, I get to plumb the depths of human behaviour in the sphere of criminal law every day.

Oh, wait . . .