Sunday, February 22, 2009

What can I say?

We've been blogging lately about all of our new pals in our new town, the wonderful people we've met, the Networking Olympics, and the like.

Now, a tribute to some wonderful friends from our Pre-Firm days. Unless you are living under a rock, you know what how tough the economy is out there. And believe it or not, it is really tough for lawyers. Several of our law school pals are struggling to find meaningful work.

They're open to pay cuts, volunteering in hopes of landing a paying gig, and applying to all kinds of lawyer positions they wouldn't have even considered a few months ago. Some of our friends who are employed with firms are beginning to loathe their lot in life, but are keeping a stiff upper lip because while it may not be pretty in the office, it is ugly in the hallway.

I, unfortunately don't have any great pearls of wisdom, except that I think of these friends often. I wish they could find a fantastic job that was 9am-5pm, on the 35th floor in a 700 square foot office, facing the ocean. Lunch would be catered every day. There would be a gym in the office. Fresh flowers on their desk.... They deserve it!

A salute to our friends, and a sincere hope that something good comes to each of us, sooner rather than later.

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

1 comment:

Bo Howell said...

Tell your friends to join the federal goverment, which appears to be the only employer hiring these days. They will probably have to relocate to Washington, DC or some other eastern city, but many federal agencies have great hours, decent pay, gyms, and sometimes you can even see the Potomac--joy...