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March 8th, 2019 at 7:07:50 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Just got an email from the boss's protege, who is notorious for putting things off and then scrambling at the deadline, telling me he will need me to come in on Saturday and Sunday to assist him in drafting two briefs that, naturally, are due Monday -- and by "assist him" I mean I will be drafting the briefs and he will be on the phone schmoozing

What would you do? Comments? Stories of your own experiences with something like this?
March 8th, 2019 at 7:10:18 AM permalink
JimRockford
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Quote: aceofspades
Just got an email from the boss's protege, who is notorious for putting things off and then scrambling at the deadline, telling me he will need me to come in on Saturday and Sunday to assist him in drafting two briefs that, naturally, are due Monday -- and by "assist him" I mean I will be drafting the briefs and he will be on the phone schmoozing

What would you do? Comments? Stories of your own experiences with something like this?

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March 8th, 2019 at 7:22:02 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: JimRockford
Ever see the movie Office Space?



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March 8th, 2019 at 7:22:20 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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You need me to remind me that you are out of town this weekend?
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March 8th, 2019 at 7:30:51 AM permalink
terapined
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I would go to the boss and say this is BS
I would not put up with it
I would go to work for somebody else if the boss does not take action on this
I work hard and I work smart. I am the type of employee all employers want to keep
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March 8th, 2019 at 7:37:36 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: aceofspades
Just got an email from the boss's protege, who is notorious for putting things off and then scrambling at the deadline, telling me he will need me to come in on Saturday and Sunday to assist him in drafting two briefs that, naturally, are due Monday -- and by "assist him" I mean I will be drafting the briefs and he will be on the phone schmoozing

What would you do? Comments? Stories of your own experiences with something like this?


That stinks. Now you are going to have to cancel all of the dates you had scheduled this weekend.
March 8th, 2019 at 10:06:33 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: aceofspades


What would you do? Comments? Stories of your own experiences with something like this?


If you work there, and this is part
of your job, I don't understand the
question. Why wouldn't you do it.

If you're saying this isn't part of your
understanding of what your work
covers, I'd look for another job. On
TV lawyer shows you see this all
the time, working weekends. Is
that not part of being a lawyer in
a law firm?
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 8th, 2019 at 10:13:21 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Evenbob
If you work there, and this is part
of your job, I don't understand the
question. Why wouldn't you do it.

If you're saying this isn't part of your
understanding of what your work
covers, I'd look for another job. On
TV lawyer shows you see this all
the time, working weekends. Is
that not part of being a lawyer in
a law firm?


Well, considering I started outlining this brief in October and then this is the first the protege is telling me about it since then - I think it is bulls***
March 8th, 2019 at 11:41:55 AM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: aceofspades
Just got an email from the boss's protege, who is notorious for putting things off and then scrambling at the deadline, telling me he will need me to come in on Saturday and Sunday to assist him in drafting two briefs that, naturally, are due Monday -- and by "assist him" I mean I will be drafting the briefs and he will be on the phone schmoozing

What would you do? Comments? Stories of your own experiences with something like this?
We called this "management by crisis".


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March 8th, 2019 at 11:51:57 AM permalink
SOOPOO
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Quote: aceofspades
Just got an email from the boss's protege, who is notorious for putting things off and then scrambling at the deadline, telling me he will need me to come in on Saturday and Sunday to assist him in drafting two briefs that, naturally, are due Monday -- and by "assist him" I mean I will be drafting the briefs and he will be on the phone schmoozing

What would you do? Comments? Stories of your own experiences with something like this?



How are you compensated? By the case? Billable hours? Straight weekly salary?
How often do you work weekends? Never? Once a year? Often?
If you do work weekends do you rotate them with other colleagues?

Many questions to be answered before anyone can give you a thoughtful answer....
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