cartercl wrote:Naked Dude wrote:TheFutureLawyer wrote:Anonymous User wrote:That's embarrassing, but I don't think it reflects that poorly on you, I wouldn't worry about it too much cause I've heard worse....
Supposedly, last year:
One of the interns at our office was helping out on this big felony case... 25-Life. Anyway, over the course of the summer the intern spent some time talking w/ the client, to the point that client trusted the intern. One day, the DA offers a deal, something stiff, but not life ending, maybe 8 years. The intern and the attorney met with the client, and after the explanation, the client turns the intern and ask "what do you think?"... before the attorney could say STFU, the intern responded by saying "follow your heart" or some such sentimental drivel... The client did follow his heart, through a trial, was found guilty, and is now gonna spend the rest of his life following his heart in prison.
'Course there was also an immediate screaming match between the attorney (who now had 1 extra trial to worry about) and the intern. The attorney reasonably firing the intern on the spot, and yelling at her for being retarded.
Now, that's something that will stop you from working in this town (or any town) ever again
Wow, that is some crazy shit. The title of the thread reminded me of a time I was doing an unpaid internship during undergrad and made some minor mistake and when it was pointed out to me I called myself retarded in front of like 3/4 people in the office. They were like upper 20s/30s, and they all just looked at me like I said the N word (just a very awkward silence). One of the guys told me later that I shouldn't say stuff like that (he was only 4/5 yrs older than me). I just apologized, saying I had a bad habit but wouldn't let it happen again. I learned to be way more PC after that incident.
Yeah my dad's business partners and people he deal with are extremely profane sometimes. It depends on the culture. Definitely not unheard of for them to drop n and s and what have you bombs and dirty jokes among themselves. I almost let slip the N-word once at work, I said shit and like this guy, (not at a law office) people within earshot looked at me as if I had just backhanded their grandmother. Another time I was irritated at some new hire I was supposed to show around, and they did something (I forget what, I think some movie cliche/shorthand for establishing someone to be a klutz), I think, we were late for a meeting because I was showing him something and he broke into a near-jog right around a corner and almost wiped out with another employee.
My reaction to this near miss was a barely suppressed exclamation of "WHAT ARE YOU BLIND." I was so focused on trying not to shout too loud that I did realize what I was saying that the near-victim of this ridiculous office sprint was vision-impaired. So I gave a crackling, suppressed shout that sounded like "WHAT ARE YOU BLI...-STUPID?" If looks could kill. Tightasses.
Then again, my internship the summer after my sophomore year of college, my boss showed up way late in DC (he takes the red line metro, this was 2009, the day they had the metro accident) and he unleashes a string of some of the most creative obscenities I've ever heard about mass transit. From that day forward I was never afraid of appearing uncouth in front of him, and regularly dropped s-bombs and the like with him.
Just gotta play it by ear.
Not that I condone it, but if you're even thinking about dropping the N-word at work, I hope you're at least black.
It's offensive even if you are black. There's a mistaken assumption that people cannot be racist/biased against their own race/ethnicity/social group.
Anyway, yes I thought about it, god forbid. It's not like I'm Phineas Gage, I have enough self-control to not say the things I think