sundance95 wrote:Lolwut? First, no one was called out by name. Second, the person was also praised in the email. Third, the point was to eliminate an error that, while harmless in that instance, could have led to malpractice in the future.
Lol. Do you actually believe anything you just wrote?
1. Ok, the person wasn't called out by name. Have you ever worked in an office before? I would put the over/under on number of minutes before 90% of the office knew who the employee was at roughly 12.
2. If you think that's a compliment, then come on over for dessert tonight. I'm serving dogshit with some sugar sprinkled on top. Should be delicious.
3. There's a pretty big leap from no fax to malpractice. And if there were malpractice, it should be Urquhart's. He should not have promised a fax without confirming that it would be sent. Alternatively, if he never received confirmation from the lawyer, he could have taken 20 seconds to fax it himself or found someone else. I recognize that this would be unheard of from a partner, but he's taking out his own mistake on an attorney (happens all the time, but let's call a spade a spade).
All that said, this is life as a biglaw associate. It's unprofessional and makes for a lousy workplace, but this is not an experience unique to Quinn. If you see this as a reason to move a firm like Quinn to the bottom of your list then a) you may want to seriously consider whether biglaw is right for you, and b) you did not do nearly enough research on your potential career choice. You should not have learned this through a random TLS message board.