I need you to come into work this weekend

April 14th, 2019 at 7:38:31 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Armistice doesn't sound like a long term solution. One strength of a firm is the ability to have specialists in different areas confer so that together the collective is stronger and deeper than any individual part. If you are the odd man out, it will not be long before the group will realize they could work together to get a buddy to take your spot. Do you have a cadre of attorney allies in the office who can cover for you if you are ill or double booked?
April 14th, 2019 at 9:39:36 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: aceofspades
I believe I posted previously that the Owner, as part of his pitch to have me stay, assured me I would not have to work with either protege or co-counsel -


And you think that will last more than a few
weeks. After the owner is gone, which will
be sooner than later, you're screwed. I'm
just being realistic. You know I'm right.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 14th, 2019 at 9:43:40 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Evenbob
And you think that will last more than a few
weeks. After the owner is gone, which will
be sooner than later, you're screwed. I'm
just being realistic. You know I'm right.


The entire firm is screwed after the Owner is gone as protege is not succeeding him and the firm will dissolve
April 14th, 2019 at 9:53:43 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: aceofspades
The entire firm is screwed after the Owner is gone as protege is not succeeding him and the firm will dissolve


And the owner is in his 80's and his doctor
is ordering him to have a stress free weekend?
Do I need to elaborate here? GET OUT!
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 14th, 2019 at 10:00:47 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Evenbob
And the owner is in his 80's and his doctor
is ordering him to have a stress free weekend?
Do I need to elaborate here? GET OUT!


Yes - but, if the Owner agrees to my counteroffer - I will stay until I find a soft landing place
April 14th, 2019 at 1:28:24 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Doesn't giving you a raise take
money out of the partners pockets?
Why would they do that.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 14th, 2019 at 4:24:53 PM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Evenbob
Doesn't giving you a raise take
money out of the partners pockets?
Why would they do that.


The Owner OWNS the firm
There are no equity partners
April 15th, 2019 at 3:10:27 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: aceofspades
That's great story!

I always liked that joke
April 15th, 2019 at 3:28:39 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Pacomartin
I always liked that joke



What joke?
April 15th, 2019 at 6:11:36 AM permalink
aceofspades
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THE CONCLUSION



OK Just spoke with the Owner - he agreed I do not have to work with the protege or co-counsel, agreed to the 7% raise and agreed to let me work from home 1 day per week on a rotating schedule, depending on which days have no meetings and no court like, this week it is Wednesday - I am soooooooo relieved