c3pO4 wrote:The Valkyrie wrote:I would have liked to have developed my own book while I was there. The situation was basically this: potential clients would call and ask for Former Boss because of her reputation. Former Boss was perpetually too busy to take on new clients, so our receptionist would try to sell them on me or another associate there, but the people never wanted us, they wanted her. If they were the kind of folks who would be ok with a less experienced associate, they usually balked at the mandatory retainer. While I was there I wanted to develop new practice areas (criminal) but I wasn't allowed to.
Yea dude I'm sure it wasn't your fault the world is just out to get you.
Lol Herman Cain, ok.
I got laid off. I did well at my job and I did what was asked of me. I don't think that's my fault. Were there things I could have done better? Sure, there always is. It's hard to develop a book of business when you're one year out of law school. I was never asked to do this, even though I did have a couple of my own clients that I got on my own. I certainly don't think the world is out to get me...that's an awful large leap you made from my post to that conclusion.