February 16, 2006

Nugget of wisdom for freshly minted lawyers

The asinine things you say can and will be used against you.

Then again, it makes typos on the resume seem like not such a big deal.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Prof. Breen at BU Law School is an ass.

it’s amazing to me how hard it seems to be for many people to grasp the concept of professional politeness.

"Had her email been apologetic and humble, and had it acknowledged the difficulty it would have caused for the employer she was leaving in the lurch and apologized for it, it would have been much better received." Ugh. Sounds like the woman was being yanked around with a salary reduction. Good for her for not taking the job, then refusing to be act powerless. She has $$$? She didn't need the job. Shame on whoever forwarded those messages -- what is his involvement?

2/23/2006 10:26 PM  
Blogger biwah said...

I agree somewhat - why should she be apologetic? And it seems like the meme was passed around to cast the partner in the best light, without mention of the post-hiring salary reduction.

Still, call it humility or dignity, she could have avoided sticking herelf out there with a little restraint.

As for Prof. Breen, does it surprise you that a professor would gleefully spread around word of a recent grad's professional faux pas?

Okay, not all profs would do this, but most are not pillars of sensitivity toward their subjects.

2/24/2006 11:18 AM  

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