Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Going Postal

Associates working at a lawfirm are like salmon swimming upstream. I keep telling myself, so long as I can hold out for another year, I'll be ok. I look around and see associates who have been asked to leave last year that are still here. Then I don't feel so bad. But when they go, I worry that they might come back postal.

What is it about boring jobs that make people go off the deep end? Maybe it's because you really feel no self-worth doing a meanial, boring job; but if you're let go while doing it, then you feel like you're really no good at anything and want to get revenge at those who judged your subpar performance?