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16 September 2005 @ 11:33 am
Very UNHAPPY Friday  
So. I'm the person in the office, and probably in all three offices, that has the most seniority and experience. My boss loves my work (so he says) and is thrilled to have me as an employee. So why the hell can't I get another job within the Court of Appeals???

Last time a clerkship came available I didn't even get an interview. This time I got an interview, but have not heard anything except that "letters are going around," meaning the person chosen has been called and the rest of us unlucky sots are getting rejection letters.

Am so upset I could cry. My hubby is unemployed, waiting for results of the bar exam. My job with the Court ends in early January. None of the jobs available make even close to what I make, most of them making 20,000 or more LESS, and we're having trouble paying the bills on my current salary. I NEEDED this job. Jobs in the court rarely come available. Why the hell am I not succeeding????? *cries and pounds desk* This was NOT the kind of day I wanted to be having...
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Current Music: None
Megs: AE togetherthemegs on September 16th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight* I'm sorry. Maybe you can get a different sort of job while you're looking?
nosferatuvoicenosferatuvoice on September 16th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
*nuzzles and whimpers* I might have to. Who would've thought that getting a decent paying job as an attorney would be so hard? Even the law firm jobs for new/relatively new lawyers are offering "competitive" salaries of $20,000 less than what I make currently. I never realized the court of appeals paid so well! I thought I was taking only a modest salary, as lawyer salaries go, in order to work regular hours doing research instead of having to go to court all day. Who knew! Thanks for the sympathy, and congratulations on the new job. I hope it works out well for you!
Megsthemegs on September 16th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
I'll cross our fingers for both of us.