Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Hudson Legal "Newark" Project : Signing Into The Penitentiary
"They have color-coded pens for sign in's that they randomly change every 2 hours to prevent time sheet fraud. What a lovely 'profession'! After 7 years of grueling higher education, get ready to be treated like a criminal.
Speaking of criminals, the first day at any doc review is very much like the opening scene of the Shawshank Redemption - the "prisoners" walk in in their suits and ties while the "lifers" heckle and cajole these "new fish" from their khaki sweatpants and Salvation Army golf shirts. "New fish, new fish, hey new fish, we got some fresh fish today." They all cry out like babies the first day on the gig. A doc review is a lot like a prison. The smallest things in life take on primeval importance- an extra cup of coffee, a slab of sticky bun, an extra 12 seconds in the restroom. Treat people like animals, and animals they become."