Skip to main content

View Diary: GUS: I'm So Tired Open Thread (95 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  All I do is (7+ / 0-)

    family work now as a guardian ad litem. Pray for my poor soul.  I now exist in the netherlands of the toxic soup of the human condition.

    Actually, it's wonderful work but, as I said before, harder and more challenging to collect on receivables. After deducting for overhead (on the road a lot) I probably make minimum wage.

    So I ask-why??

    •  I could never do (6+ / 0-)

      guardian ad litem work -- I'd be drunk at court.  One of the asshole attys I'm dealing with -- who immediately filed sanctions vs. me and my client when he hysterically cancelled a deposition -- wears a ring with a fornicating couple on his index finger!!!!  Ok, forget about the hostile environment that creates for any female who has to deal with that asshole -- he's also a guardian ad litem for a zillion kids.

      I'm waiting for the next court appearance to ask for a sidebar and then ask the judge if he thinks that ring is appropriate in court, with females, with kids.

      Bless you.  We need to support each other, not just with the smoking issues but the fact that our careers have become crap and most folks think all lawyers are rich, arrogant assholes.

      So happy you are part of our little group of eccentrics!

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 10:55:04 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I'd ask to talk in chambers (7+ / 0-)

        re the ring thing-very creepy and inappropriate.

        Very lucky, don't run into too many rich arrogant aholes anymore.  Some but not really too many.

        Plus now I get to work with the kids which is a real delight.

        So I found the right place for eccentrics?

        •  Actually, I am thinking (5+ / 0-)

          about a side-bar the next time I get court time -- so few motions are arguable.  I have an amazing stage whisper and look of horror.

          " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

          by gchaucer2 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 02:30:18 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Do it! (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            gchaucer2

            Can't have that kind of shit with guardians ad litem. Sorry you're having to deal with assholes. I'd hire a ruthless, shark-like paralegal who specializes in collections and cut them a percentage of whatever they collect.

            Donald Rumsfeld is a blood gargling psychopath.

            by Vacationland on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 01:00:30 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  I sort of inherited (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              Vacationland

              the paralegal.  She came to help the dying former administrative asst. 9 years ago.  She knew nothing about being a legal secretary.  She could run the court system now.

              She is so lovely.  Very religious but not annoyingly so.  I just have to watch my swearing -- and apologize when I do.  She's cleaning up my act.

              If I didn't have her today plus the last week I would have withdrawn all my appearances and taken a hike.

              She's too nice to do collections aggressively.

              I'm so happy to see you and sorry you had to do moving stuff -- I hate that now.  I'm no longer young and spry.

              " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

              by gchaucer2 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 03:22:46 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site