When I worked full time as a paramedic I was asked why I didn't become a nurse instead.  After all, they get paid better.  My answer...I like helping people. As a medic, I do it for an average of 30 minutes each patient, more for extenuating circumstances.  End of.  No muss, no fuss.  (well except for deconning my ambulance and myself on occasion).  As a nurse, I would have to deal with said patient for several hours, up to 8 or 12 depending on my shift.  Lots o'muss and fuss.  No thank you.  

As a paralegal, I get, "why don't you go back to school and become an attorney.  They make more money"....<sigh>    My answer...The pay is decent and my benefits are great. As a paralegal, I do it for 8 hours a day,  more for extenuating circumstances.  End of.  No muss, no fuss.  (well except for putting out last minute emergences the attorneys have created).  As an attorney, I would have to deal with lots of B.S. and games for many more than 8 hours a day.  Lots o'muss and fuss.  No thank you. 
When I worked full time as a paramedic I was asked why I didn't become a nurse instead.  After all, they get paid better.  My answer...I like helping people. As a medic, I do it for an average of 30 minutes each patient, more for extenuating circumstances.  End of.  No muss, no fuss.  (well except for deconning my ambulance and myself on occasion).  As a nurse, I would have to deal with said patient for several hours, up to 8 or 12 depending on my shift.  Lots o'muss and fuss.  No thank you.  

As a paralegal, I get, "why don't you go back to school and become an attorney.  They make more money"....<sigh>    My answer...The pay is decent and my benefits are great. As a paralegal, I do it for 8 hours a day,  more for extenuating circumstances.  End of.  No muss, no fuss.  (well except for putting out last minute emergences the attorneys have created).  As an attorney, I would have to deal with lots of B.S. and games for many more than 8 hours a day.  Lots o'muss and fuss.  No thank you. 
I am a paralegal.  You are an attorney.  We work together.  I can make your life easier, or harder.  You pick.  Please do not tell me how something is a "paralegal duty" when the task is truly as simple as subtracting the beginning of a bates range from the ending of a bates range to determine how many pages there are in the range...duh.  You did the majority of this simplistic and logical task then handed it off to me, and when I didn't complete your task you assigned at 1:44 p.m., within moments, you might want to consider I am redacting 26,000 pages of Excel spreadsheets for you.  I've been doing it, nearly 8 hours a day since Tuesday of last week.  For you. 

When you send me a condescending email regarding the above and eluding I do not complete my work and do not support you, do not be surprised when I come into  your office, shut the door, and tell you I have an issue with said email.  

To top it off, you come into my office and tell me how you will not be spoken to in such a "tone", and that you are considerate of my need to try to leave work on time to deal with issues regarding my son; and that you don't require me to work after hours or on weekends and I should be more respectful.

*blink, blink"

Newsflash...I don't have "issues" with my son.  I like to spend TIME with my son.  It's called being a parent. 

Further, YOU don't REQUIRE me to work after hours or weekends.  If I want to be nice, I'll offer to spend after hours or weekend hours helping you out.  I will be paid overtime for it.  But otherwise, I have another job on the weekends, and I have a life.  It goes back to "I am a paralegal.  You are an attorney.  We work together.  I can make your life easier, or harder.  You pick." 

Humpf...no wonder attorneys have the reputation they do, and ugh...who talked me into this job???
 
I am a paralegal.  You are an attorney.  We work together.  I can make your life easier, or harder.  You pick.  Please do not tell me how something is a "paralegal duty" when the task is truly as simple as subtracting the beginning of a bates range from the ending of a bates range to determine how many pages there are in the range...duh.  You did the majority of this simplistic and logical task then handed it off to me, and when I didn't complete your task you assigned at 1:44 p.m., within moments, you might want to consider I am redacting 26,000 pages of Excel spreadsheets for you.  I've been doing it, nearly 8 hours a day since Tuesday of last week.  For you. 

When you send me a condescending email regarding the above and eluding I do not complete my work and do not support you, do not be surprised when I come into  your office, shut the door, and tell you I have an issue with said email.  

To top it off, you come into my office and tell me how you will not be spoken to in such a "tone", and that you are considerate of my need to try to leave work on time to deal with issues regarding my son; and that you don't require me to work after hours or on weekends and I should be more respectful.

*blink, blink"

Newsflash...I don't have "issues" with my son.  I like to spend TIME with my son.  It's called being a parent. 

Further, YOU don't REQUIRE me to work after hours or weekends.  If I want to be nice, I'll offer to spend after hours or weekend hours helping you out.  I will be paid overtime for it.  But otherwise, I have another job on the weekends, and I have a life.  It goes back to "I am a paralegal.  You are an attorney.  We work together.  I can make your life easier, or harder.  You pick." 

Humpf...no wonder attorneys have the reputation they do, and ugh...who talked me into this job???
 
 I like this idea....

Please post a comment with an entirely fictional and made-up memory of you and I. It can be anything you want - good or bad - as long as it is fake. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised about what people don't actually remember about  you.

The last part is optional but it could be fun!!!

 
 I like this idea....

Please post a comment with an entirely fictional and made-up memory of you and I. It can be anything you want - good or bad - as long as it is fake. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised about what people don't actually remember about  you.

The last part is optional but it could be fun!!!

 
When I came home on Thursday I found a couple interesting items in my mail (which is delivered through a slot in my door). Because these items were not in an envelope, and obviously not delivered via the USPS,  I inquired of a couple of my neighbors if they had received the same. They had not.

So what were these items you ask? They are obviously xerox copies and are of an advertisement for a performance at what used to be known as Deemer Beach (it no longer exists). Oneof the papers show the front of the card and the other piece of paper has the back side of the card has two poems or lyrics to songs.  The lyrics are just below and the scans are at the bottom of this entry :


There is no indication or notation of who slipped them through my door. I have my own idea but of course no way to confirm or deny.

It's just very curious.   I would definitely like to know where this was found though.

When I came home on Thursday I found a couple interesting items in my mail (which is delivered through a slot in my door). Because these items were not in an envelope, and obviously not delivered via the USPS,  I inquired of a couple of my neighbors if they had received the same. They had not.

So what were these items you ask? They are obviously xerox copies and are of an advertisement for a performance at what used to be known as Deemer Beach (it no longer exists). Oneof the papers show the front of the card and the other piece of paper has the back side of the card has two poems or lyrics to songs.  The lyrics are just below and the scans are at the bottom of this entry :


There is no indication or notation of who slipped them through my door. I have my own idea but of course no way to confirm or deny.

It's just very curious.   I would definitely like to know where this was found though.

 I've come to realize that...

 I've come to realize that...

My son has been watching the movie "Kingdom of Heaven" and replaying the scene where Bailin of Ibelin makes all those around him a Knight before they head into battle.   That scene as well as the one when Bailin is created a Knight gives me "good" goosebumps, and reminds me that in relation to the same oath, I have a long way to go. 

Be without fear in the face of your enemies. 
Be brave and upright that God may love thee. 
Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. 
Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong.

My son has been watching the movie "Kingdom of Heaven" and replaying the scene where Bailin of Ibelin makes all those around him a Knight before they head into battle.   That scene as well as the one when Bailin is created a Knight gives me "good" goosebumps, and reminds me that in relation to the same oath, I have a long way to go. 

Be without fear in the face of your enemies. 
Be brave and upright that God may love thee. 
Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. 
Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong.

1.   The lady at the Credit Union always has a smile on her face and calls me "sweetie".   Yea, yea...she probably calls everyone "sweetie", but I like it, coming from her.

2.  I don't smoke, never have (ok, well maybe clove cigarettes in college but I DIDN'T INHALE!!!  Seriously, I didn't inhale, but I did lick my lips alot!)...so when a smoker is around me, and isn't even smoking...I can still smell them.  Yuck!

3.  In the lobby of the building where my Credit Union is located, Santa was handing out Candy Canes...a nice Holiday gesture. I like it!

4.  I have Wiiiiiiii!!!!!  One of the attorneys in my law firm had TWO of them...and opted to sell one for what she bought it for.  I mentioned we were looking for one for Eboy and she offered it to me!!  Yea!!!   Eboy THINKS he is getting one and IF he was, he knew it would be around the end of January.  THIS will be a surprise! I ordered an extra remote (from Gamestop) and a charger (from Amazon).

5.  I finally finished the UNABRIDGED audiobooks  "The Twentieth Wife" and "The Feast of Roses" by Indu Sundaresan.  (31 hours 57 minutes total, but I loved it!)

6.  I am enjoying reading the responses to the "meme" asking for my "LJ Friends" to tell them something about themselves.  

7.  Not so good:  

  

 

[profile] aliwodehalle left her pocketbook at my house on Sunday.  Good: we get to visit again tonight when she comes down to pick it up. 

8.  I brought in Rum Cake yesterday (nomnomnom) and Brandy, and Rum Balls today.  One of the attorneys pops into my office "do you cook anything without alcohol?"...LOL.  May I will make some Turkey Empanaditas one night this week and bring them in. 

<sigh> back to work...

1.   The lady at the Credit Union always has a smile on her face and calls me "sweetie".   Yea, yea...she probably calls everyone "sweetie", but I like it, coming from her.

2.  I don't smoke, never have (ok, well maybe clove cigarettes in college but I DIDN'T INHALE!!!  Seriously, I didn't inhale, but I did lick my lips alot!)...so when a smoker is around me, and isn't even smoking...I can still smell them.  Yuck!

3.  In the lobby of the building where my Credit Union is located, Santa was handing out Candy Canes...a nice Holiday gesture. I like it!

4.  I have Wiiiiiiii!!!!!  One of the attorneys in my law firm had TWO of them...and opted to sell one for what she bought it for.  I mentioned we were looking for one for Eboy and she offered it to me!!  Yea!!!   Eboy THINKS he is getting one and IF he was, he knew it would be around the end of January.  THIS will be a surprise! I ordered an extra remote (from Gamestop) and a charger (from Amazon).

5.  I finally finished the UNABRIDGED audiobooks  "The Twentieth Wife" and "The Feast of Roses" by Indu Sundaresan.  (31 hours 57 minutes total, but I loved it!)

6.  I am enjoying reading the responses to the "meme" asking for my "LJ Friends" to tell them something about themselves.  

7.  Not so good:  

  

 

[profile] aliwodehalle left her pocketbook at my house on Sunday.  Good: we get to visit again tonight when she comes down to pick it up. 

8.  I brought in Rum Cake yesterday (nomnomnom) and Brandy, and Rum Balls today.  One of the attorneys pops into my office "do you cook anything without alcohol?"...LOL.  May I will make some Turkey Empanaditas one night this week and bring them in. 

<sigh> back to work...
Now I love Nickelback's "I wanna be a Rockstar", but this parody is hilarious....

Now I love Nickelback's "I wanna be a Rockstar", but this parody is hilarious....

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