Friday, June 27, 2008

The Lexolution Chicken Coop



The LPO's have been busy outsourcing our jobs this summer. For those of us left remaining in this disintegrating job market, the lexolution temp agency ("Lex-Pollution") has taken advantage of this desperate situation by kicking their chicken coop torture chamber at 16 East 40th Street into high gear. Can anyone smell the scent of roasted temp chicken? Yum! Yum!

"People are being churned through this temp job left and right. I just arrived here yesterday and we already lost half a dozen people. They require us to work a minimum of 10 hours a day, including mandatory Saturdays. They walk up and down the aisles like Russian commandants and observe your every move. Papers are forbidden to touch your work space. I was in the bathroom and was accosted by a project manager. She claimed that "someone" had noticed that I was taking too long of a bathroom break! Debbie Sharpe {recruiter} will snap at you, if you in anyway indicate how stifling it is in here."

148 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Scott Krowshitz and Dickhead Osman!

Anonymous said...

Lexolution seems to have gone downhill fast!

Anonymous said...

I am working a job temping for Ropes in Boston. Thought my science undergrad degree would lead to a lucrative career in Patent law. Wow was I wrong! Everyone wants a phd with the jd and it better be from like MIT or Cal Tech. Now I'm in the windowless basement of International Place clicking away all day. The lights are so dim when I leave my squinty eyes take 20 min to adjust to sun. It's moldy, no talking allowed, 10 hr days, madatory weekends, and the 300lb paralegal who supervises us just paces back and forth with a rolled up paper hoping we get out of line so she can smack us and give us the boot.

Anonymous said...

here we go again...wahhhh, there is no work because of the LPO's... i have work but I hate it...what a bunch of instigators. why in the world would you accept an assignment from
Lex-pollution if you know what it will entail. can you say hypocrite. if you are going to report on this project, please be honest. NO MORE DRAMA.ahhhhhhh

if you hate certain agencies so much - don't accept their assignments, guesss what? if they can't fill it, the law firm will stop using them...hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Lex never went uphill, it's always been a sweatshop operator.

Make your money and get out!

Anonymous said...

this site is over!

Anonymous said...

anita likes chicken

Anonymous said...

Hi Roach Boy! Glad to see that you are still with us and your pathetic obsession with temps and Anita.

Did Anita replace you with a temp? The Internet is for people to discuss topics that they have in common. Isn't there a board for the losers that work at temp agencies? Maybe you can start one, then type A-N-I-T-A all day like Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

You are such a pathetic, miserable loser. Don't you love how everyone is starting to ignore you now?

Remember, all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

See ya!

Anonymous said...

Leave Roach Boy alone. We are NOT ignoring him. I for one am eager to hear all there is to hear about Anita. Personally, I like Anita.

Anonymous said...

all work and no play make jack a dull roach boy

Anonymous said...

All whining and no play makes TTT's blog a dull blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Scott Krowshitz!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Krowitz, how much $$ is he clearing every week in the "Chicken Coop" enough for a year of college/law school?

Anonymous said...

Krowshitz, rot in hell! We see through your chummy b.s.!

Anonymous said...

Wait...where can I find anitas article?

Anonymous said...

US owes the world over $12 trillion in debt. Keep clicking boys and girls -- maybe in 20 years you can pay off your debt.

selling my jd said...

is lexolution any worse than anywhere else ???

a no talking rule will not last long... people talk... nature of human beings...

essential that one be allowed to listen to internet radio on this gigs...

going against the documents straight up can lead to naps at the computer...

Anonymous said...

you can find anita's article by googling electronic erectile dysfunction (EDD)

Anonymous said...

Writing articles about EDD is pretty pointless. It's like writing an article about how to screw in a lightbulb.

Anonymous said...

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS:

It is with sadest regrets that I must inform all you people who are so dedicated to Tom's fine site that today, June 27, 2008 ANITA CONSTANTINE has passed away. Apparently, she was having lunch with Big Laurie and she choked to death. No one was able to save her. Ironically, she choked while eating a chicken sandwich. Big Lauire finished her sandwich in her honor.

This is perhaps the saddest day in known temp history. I ask that people stop making anita comments, at least for the next 24 hours. Thank you all and God bless.

Anonymous said...

Lex-a-loser is the worst! They lie to your face then throw you in with most insane temps in horrible conditions. It's similar to a social experiment gone awry. As one of the lex-a-loser lifers once said in her whiny high pitched voice, "Scott will never do anything, he will let everyone fight it out. He doesn't care."

To all the poor fools crowded into the slovenly chicken coop, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

It's like being on an unwatchable episode of "Survivor" with no benefits, prizes or winners. Only losers.

Anonymous said...

10:53,

Regarding:
"Isn't there a board for the losers that work at temp agencies? Maybe you can start one, then type A-N-I-T-A all day like Jack Nicholson in The Shining."

I thought this was the site for losers who work at temp agencies to whine on.

Anonymous said...

I'm really sad to hear about Anita's passing. I would have liked to meet her.

Anonymous said...

No, 3:39 this is the board for temp attorneys, not retards like you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Mr. "TTT's blog is dull." If it's so dull, why are you always coming back?

Anonymous said...

shit is anita really dead?

Anonymous said...

Lex-a-loser temps are unable to write in because they are prohibited from using the internet in the lex-a-loser sweatshop.

It's probably someone like Dickhead Osman who is sitting behind the frosty tinted windows of his cushy lex-a-loser office trolling this site and doing god knows what else on the internet. Meanwhile, Debbie Sharpe is on the phone acting nasty and doing everything she can to squeeze every once of blood out of the sorry saps that are stuck on the lex-a-loser plantation.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am sorry to report, she has passed. Constantine is looking into donating a xx-large coffin for the family. She grew up on a poor farm in Kentucky. We will all miss ANITA. May the Lard be with her. Amen

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the Shinning.

Why did Jack Nicholson write ANITA over and over again?

Does he know anita?

Anonymous said...

"Anita hater" joking about someone dying isn't funny. You really need to see a psychiatrist.

Anonymous said...

I am a psychiatrist

Anonymous said...

You know what is really pathological, treating people like dirt. So go to hell you asshole! There you can be as nice to anita as you want

Anonymous said...

yes, it's clear that one of these sleazy temp recruiters/law school deans is actively trying to disrupt this board.

What are they so afraid of? A lot, I would guess.

Anonymous said...

If anyone cares, the Newark Project is quietly coming to an end on Monday.

Anonymous said...

is anita supervising that one?

Anonymous said...

Retrain! Reeducate! For what? Our politicians and the news media are bombarding us with propaganda that we need to retrain and reeducate--but for what? When an expensive professional degree that takes 7 years of college education to acquire no longer has economic value, just what exactly is our society and our nation's economy coming to.

So why is it that so many people want to become lawyers in the first place? What other field could they enter that has a good job market? It's the same reason that so many people head to college in the first place. That reason is simply--the job market and the nation's economy (for anyone who isn't wealthy or who is already set in their upper middle class career) is just awful. People can't find worthwhile jobs with high school degrees since we sent blue collar work to China and Mexico and since we allowed mass immigration to depress wages for those jobs, so then people go to college. But now the college-education-requiring jobs have been outsourced to India and now everyone and their brother and his friend are going to college, resulting in an oversupply of college graduates. So now everyone wants to spend more time and money getting advanced degrees and professional degrees and now we have an oversupply. We even have a large oversupply of patent lawyers--people with undergrad science degrees and very often advanced science degrees plus law.

Welcome to the new American third world economy and job market.

Anonymous said...

"You know what is really pathological, treating people like dirt. So go to hell you asshole! There you can be as nice to anita as you want"

and your constant attacks on people on this is not "treating people like dirt" funny how you only see the glass half empty. Apparently you can only dish it out..can we please talk about the real issues like what can we do about all of the outsourcing. why aren't the politicians addressing this issue...Hilary wsa making it part of her campaign but I have not heard anything from obama.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, 90% of attorneys are NOT successful, but rather third rate rent-a-schlubs.

Time to get out-move on-retrain. It's unconscionable for the law schools to keep taking in young people knowing there are no jobs. They're worse that Apex Tech or DeVry.

The areas of growth, e.g. e-discovery are being outsourced, so Americans are no longer getting the good entry level, middle class jobs. Every LPO job in India, that is creating the India middle class, is taking a good middle class job away from an American.

We're not going to have a country left at this rate.

Anonymous said...

Tom, I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog. Unfortunately, my boss doesn't feel the same way. He is a greedy fucker and is annoyed that his firm's horrible employment practices are being exposed for all the world to see. He's hired an expensive
"IT expert" who is doing everything in his power to google bomb your site off the search engine. So far, it hasn't really worked. Looks like the IT expert is taking him for a ride!

ouvrierscdapparel said...

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Anonymous said...

let's talk about anita article since that seem to the be the most pertainenet thing we could possibly discuss in this forum

Anonymous said...

well my favorite part of the anita article was when anita and her associate coauthor discussed how to sort good temps from bad temps. im a good temp, see, so my heart swelled with pride at the good work ive done. ive done priv review and have been invited back by firms so it was nice to hear anita giving me and people like me a shoutout.

you CAN make a good career out of this work. good work gets rewarded. ive seen it happen. don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Okay roach boy, regale now in your stories about band camp!

Remember all Anita and no play makes jack a very dull roach boy indeed.

Anonymous said...

5:32 - Tom has killer Google rankings, remember that blogger is owned by Google!

Anonymous said...

Fact: Tom the Tramp has been blacklisted by Update staffers, who learned his true identity. Therefore, he can no longer work on Update projects. And since Update STILL has the most projects (long term and short term), Tom the Tit can provide, at best, a highly flawed portrait of the NY market. Thus he'll make ludicrous pronouncements like, "Most of this work had already been outsourced" (uh, no it hasn't).

Anonymous said...

All whine and no play makes Tom a dull fuck.
All whine and no play makes Tom a dull fuck.
All whine and no play makes Tom a dull fuck.
All whine and no play makes Tom a dull fuck.
All whine and no play makes Tom a dull fuck.
All whine and no play makes Tom a dull fuck.
All whine and no play makes Tom a dull fuck.



How do ya like it?

Anonymous said...

Really, name some of the great projects that Update is currently staffing...

Anonymous said...

Ah, so now the truth comes out. This Anita hater character is actually from Update Legal.

Update Legal must be bitter that Anita decided to move a lot of her business in-house. The Constantine outfit actually provides pretty decent health benefits compared to what the agencies provide.

Anonymous said...

duh..hudson has all of the projects

Anonymous said...

"Therefore, he can no longer work on Update projects."

9/10ths of the New York bar can no longer work on Update projects. The Stepford Wives are vindictive little creatures that will blacklist you for the most petty of reasons. That is why Update staffs projects with some of the most unprofessional, immature suckups that you will find this side of the Hudson. Personally, I never call Update unless their is a depression going on and I am on the brink of starvation or losing my home. Thankfully, I haven't reached that point yet.

Anonymous said...

"Oh come on, guys. Update aint that bad. Yeah they have a blacklist, but you have to do more than something petty to get on it."

----Anita

Anonymous said...

The Update Legal blacklist is illegal.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so let's review.

Fact: Anita recently wrote an article about finding good doc reviewers. The article is geared toward biglaw attorneys. It is practically screaming to be blogged about.

Fact: TTT began his blog while he "suffered" on the so-called Anita project.

Fact: TTT has steadfastly avoided mentioning this extremely relevant, timely article. Instead, he plods on like a bratty child, doing a minimum of writing and posting on the same tired ideas: outsourcing, so-called toilet law schools, deflated rates. Yes, Tom, we get it. These are important issues, but you haven't said anything original about them in months. You continue to make overbroad, apocalyptic statements about the total destruction of the legal market, yet you offer no scientific studies, no cold hard data, only speculation and naive paranoia. Yes, of course there are too many lawyers, and law schools charge too much in tuition. You think this is a new phenomenon? It's been aggravated over the years, but there were too many lawyers and not enough jobs in, say, 1993. And 1988.

I guess what I'm trying to say is Anita is better than you.

Anonymous said...

"9/10ths of the New York bar can no longer work on Update projects."

Yeah, uh, you don't want to exaggerate or anything, do ya 9:43?

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!

Anonymous said...

10:32 is right. This blog has gotten very boring. Tom is obviously spending less and less time producing it, and as a result its quality has drastically declined. No wonder Tom has never mentioned the Anita article: doing so would mean doing some work. And Tom has developed an allergy lately to creative effort.

I guess what I'm trying to say is Tom the Temp is a tedious fuck.

Anonymous said...

I guess maybe Anita and her minions are working to deflate the income of Update and other agencies. What else could lead to this endless babbling about a useless article?

Anonymous said...

Wait! You think Anita might be babbling about her own article??

will work for food said...

Unlike many others, I cannot criticize Tom the Temp. He had the interest and balls to create a blog to support the temp attys. The purpose of this is to share information to avoid catastrophe. We are what the army considers bullet stoppers....or more plainly the factory workers of the legal industry (it is no longer a profession). I haven't enjoyed the privilege of working with Debbie Sharp. I have heard, however, she can be very "snippy" with temps. Knowing this ahead of the course of my temporary employment with the agency is valuable advice. I know now should she become arrogant with me, that it is not personal. She is just Debbie being Debbie. Since I suspect she is not going to attend an anger management course soon, this is sustainable information. That is why this blog exists. The intention is to forewarn, advise and realize expectations. It is a useful tool that should be utilized. If we can anonymously pool our resources against an industry that exploits us for massive profits because there are too many JD's on the street, we all gain. All of us benefit from inciteful comments here. Anyway, this project sounds like a freakin' nightmare. The staff atty running it is probably an ass regardless. Thank God I'm not stuck on it.

Anonymous said...

A very good post indeed, 12:29.

Anonymous said...

12:29

Not a bad set of ideas, but I would experience for yourself. I have temped for Debbie Sharp, and you'd think it is just "clicking away" and that she has an anger problem, but it depends on your outlook. If you try to do a good job, it is not just "clicking." I've found Debbie to be a wonderful, supportive boss, not to mention very generous--I've made a killing this month.

Anonymous said...

who's debbie sharp?

Anonymous said...

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!

No one will read anita's article unless I post it here. Hey, I am a partner, you dont know the pressure I get to show my worth. True, I may just be a hiring partner but I need to do something!

Anonymous said...

Tom's identity was discovered on the constantine discover project. Everyone knew who he was then and Update and others have his name on the blacklist.

So much for freedom of speach. Is it me or does it seem like the closer you are to the law the less you really have to obey it?

Anonymous said...

Someone else's identity has also been exposed:

The person who keeps using the word "cockroach" is Big Laurie, Antia's assistance. Are they not keeping you busy enough, Laurie?

Anonymous said...

OOOOHHHHHH! RIGHT!

It all makes sense now. When Big Laurie and Tom where on the same job that Anita ran, Tom identified "Laurie" as the "mole." Now I see why see hates tom so much and tries to defend Anita. Those two nee help.

Anonymous said...

I'm a psychiatrist. Send them my way!

Anonymous said...

9:47 - Hi Deb Sharpe!

10:36 - No one will read "Anita's" article because it is boring and for a different audience (companies seeking to staff a doc review, that lack the expertise to do it themselves). No one cares about this article, except you.

Roach boy, please try and get outside today, we have good weather. Rememember, all work and no play....

Anonymous said...

it appears that one staffing agency, once they discovered his identity, has paid tom to bad mouth agencies like lexolution and hudson or else ....

Anonymous said...

Yes 11:05 and Update is run by Femmebots from Austin Powers.

Anonymous said...

oh you better fucking believe that tom is in somebody's pocket. the only thing thats debatable is whose. he may be taking payments from Constantine, Anita, Hudson, Tower Legal Staffing, Lexolution, Update Legal, Strategic, or some big law firm.

either way, ttt is a traitor.

Anonymous said...

If anyone was not reading this site back in the anita days let me provide one of the post about anita and big laurie "the mole"

Sunday, March 19, 2006
Goldilox And The Three Moles
I work in a highly paranoid work environment. Every move made by Anita is carefully dissected, analyzed, re-analyzed, and scrutinized by the temps to the 9th degree. The simple occurrence of Anita being out for the day can generate hours worth of wild speculation and rumor-mongering. {Tom the Temp understands this phenomena. When you mislead people with regards to project duration/conditions, etc., this is the kind of work environment that you generate.}

The most recent rumor to pop up amongst the temps is that the worksite is loaded with moles. {A mole is a temporary attorney who secretly agrees to collect intelligence on his/her fellow co-workers in exchange for a higher pay rate. People are currently speculating that the "mole bounty" has recently increased due to the fact that the agencies/firms are so desperate to catch Tom the Temp.}

Who do people suspect are the moles? Well, for starters, we have Goldilox and the Bungling Bear. The two of them sit together all day, and they hardly speak to anyone. They are constantly whispering to one another and have been known to spend long periods of time sealed within Anita's glass-encased cubicle. Recently, it is alleged, they brought in "Mother Jones," their co-hort, who sits on the other side of the room. "Mother Jones" is rumored to have a special pad where she writes down all the intelligence that she has gathered on her cigarette breaks.

That leaves three moles. Well, what about the fourth? Who could it be? Could it be you? Could it be me? Could it be Tom the Temp? The paranoia goes on.

Anonymous said...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Anita. 11:17 you are in TTT's pocket playing pocket pool.

Which person at Constantine put you out of work? Poor thing, you would never last a temp; we get laid off all of the time and have much thicker skins than whimps like you.

Anonymous said...

I think Tom has become a mole...for whom know ones...he might be playing agenicies against each other and temps against eachother. Tom has temped for so long that the poor thing has become crazy.

Anonymous said...

Tom is to Anita as Nixon is to watergate...I love logic games

Anonymous said...

I have a very large penis.

Anonymous said...

so does anita

Anonymous said...

Golden Oldies:

A paranoid work environment is an environment which exhibits a pervasive pattern of distrust and suspiciousness. Namely, an inability to trust, distortion and fabrication, pathological mind-control, and instinctive aggressive counter-attack.

It's 2/2/06. All is quiet on the temp attorney floor. The quiet, humdrum of the constant clicking is the only noise which fills a lifeless room. Gasp! As quickly as lightning shoots across the summer sky, Anita emerges from her glass-encased cubicle. A sudden chill fills the air. Several temps caught off-guard by Anita's sudden emergence scatter to the wind. As we all have become acutely aware of Anita's tendency to feed upon her unsuspecting prey, we all brace.

Anita gazes around the room. Seemingly not in the mood to pick off another temp, Anita, in an apparent fit of boredom, heads off toward the Xerox machine. In stunned silence, we quietly watch as she photocopies and hangs up around the room over a half a dozen owl pictures. "Attention everyone," shouts Anita. "Don't read anything into this. The owls mean nothing. This is just to prevent you all from walking head-first into the glass-encased cubicles." As quickly as she emerged, Anita once again seals herself off within her glass cube.

The temps, meanwhile, stare at each other in stunned disbelief. What can this all mean? Of all things, why a picture of an owl? Why not a "beware of the glass" sign? Could it be that we are all reading too much into this -- maybe we should take Anita's word at face value? Who knows. For the rest of the day, everytime I look up, an owl stares down into my workspace. His eyes, piercing and always watching, brood over a hopeless temp attorney dumping ground.

Anonymous said...

Great, what is interesting about a 2 year old project? yaaaaaaaawwwwn. Is the Hudson Newark project offically done?

Anonymous said...

I like these old posts. They're from the good old days when this blog was very funny. Now, all Tom does is post the same dull shit all the time. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Anonymous said...

Yes, retard, but we can always find those posts if we want...no need to keep re-posting them like a cutting and pasting automaton. This post is about Lex-a-loser's Chicken Coop and other CURRENTLY ONGOING sweatshops.

Your dreary re-posts are from 2 years ago! That project is long over.

Roach boy, try to stay current with your posts.

Anonymous said...

Another Golden Oldie:

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Lockdown
Periodically, when you have 100 weary, strung-out temps forced to review documents for 11-12 hours per day and only 2-3 supervisors to oversee the whole dysfunctional operation, the project goes into something known as "lock-down" mode. In "lock-down" mode, woe to those who dare go to kitchen to grab a cup of coffee or even take an extended bathroom break. In "lock-down" mode all bets are off, it's every woman/man for him/herself.

It just happens that last Friday at 5p.m., the project unexpectedly shifted into "lock-down" mode. The perpetrator of this sudden shift was Anita, the project manager.

Anita, with her six foot male sidekick, begins to troll up and down the aisles. A thin, pale, middle aged man in the center of the room is clueless about what is about to hit him. Apparently, unaware of the sudden "lock-down," this eye-strained individual, exhausted from nine straight hours of document coding, thought he could get away with a surreptitious game of mine-sweeper. He is in for the public scolding of a lifetime.

Like a tiger on the hunt, Anita closes in and pounces on her helpless prey.

"How dare you!"

A hundred people gather around to watch the impending slaughter. As if she were scolding an out of line school child, she tersely admonishes:

"You can't play a game. How did you get that game?"

"Brian {the tech guy}, I thought I made it clear to you that you were supposed to take everything off the systems of 'those' people."

The man, red as a tomato, and understandly mortified beyond belief, remains shaken like a leaf. The next day the man's possessions were packed away and his seat sat empty.

Anonymous said...

Look Roach Boy,

Anita does not have a penis. It is just an extended clitoris.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Love these golden oldies. Keep 'em coming.

Fuck Lexolution! Who seriously gives a fuck? Except maybe assholes who sniff their mothers.

Anonymous said...

All day posting on Tom the Temp makes jack a very dull roach boy.

Anonymous said...

i am tired of this profession... and tell the bar committee to go to hell too..

Anonymous said...

It's about 20 minutes to 10 o'clock. I wonder what Anita is doing.

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Anonymous said...

Now it's 10:13. Ya think Anita is out?

Anonymous said...

The most beatiful sound in the world that I ever heard.
Anita.
Anita, Anita, Anita.
Anita, Anita,

Anita,
I just met the partner Anita.
She's lovely as can be,
Much lovelier than Tom the T.

Anonymous said...

4:27

If I was Anita, I'd be pissed that I was paying some jackoff to sit there and play minesweeper. Why not work? He obviously could stand to look at the computer. Thanks for the golden oldies--it's nice to compare the whining of yesteryear to the whining of today.

Anonymous said...

As insignificant as it is, this blog is the only hope we got. Let's face it, the shit schools are pumping out so many indebted graduates every year that we are nothing more than disposable pieces of temp trash. The scum agencies can do and squeeze as much profit out of us as they want because they have us by the balls simply because of our sheer numbers.

Anonymous said...

Agreed - it's vital to exchange current information and assist fellow temps in staying out of the bad ones.

Anonymous said...

It's a sad day when an anoymous blog is "all you got". This "all you got" has only seen plummeting temp hourly rates and has further reinforced that there is no action vis a vis sharing of information.

Case in point: Look how fast Lex staffed up this chicken coop project?

Anonymous said...

More horror stories abound, ruined lives and careers all due to the fateful career choice of lawyer. Far too many have made the vicious U-turn in life called going to law school.

http://www.jdunderground.com/thread.php?threadId=17130

Anonymous said...

"Agreed - it's vital to exchange current information and assist fellow temps in staying out of the bad ones."

12:04 PM

I agree too. but the problem is that this forum is not effective because some of the information posted is highly exaggerated and sometimes not true. In fact, the people posting about how much they hate certain agencies are the first to respond to their job posts.
In addition, the incessant name calling, rascist comments etc... really show contract attorneys in a poor manner. There is no balance in the posts.

I have never heard temps say anything good about a temp agency or a law firm. We know many of us have had some decent experiences. I have had many conversations with other temps that don' t don't understand what all of the complaining is about. post good experiences too -there are good firms and agencies. For those that have negative experiences post the truth about what you experience and refuse to work with those agencies again. When temps say NO, the agencies can't fill their projects with the best people. In the end, no firm wants to work with an agency that can't fill their jobs or when they do, they fill them with people that are not very good. Eventually, that firm will change its ways or go under.

Lets bring this blog to a place where people can share real grievances and issues. Lets all grow up and stop whining about "we got a mass email telling us the project was over...i am offended that
I didn't get a personal phone call..." seriously?

Let's stop being sympathetic to those that feel they have been blacklisted for "no reason" . When in fact, there was a reason like the pervert caught jerking off (literally!) on a project, or persons who show up drunk or high to work. how about those who have an excuse for being late everyday. I have seen the same people on different projects who must have 12 grandmothers that died in one year . Let's hold our fellow temps accountable, when necessary; lets hold the agencies accountable, when necessary; lets hold the firms accountable, when necessary; and let's stop being hypocrits by working with the agencies and firms we don't like. news flash - you can blacklist them by not working with them. I bet that would be more effective than posting about them.. besides posting is free publicity for them. all publicity is good.

Anonymous said...

Well, go ahead and start posting some good news. We'd be happy to read it.

But the negative news always gets more attention, just check out the evening news or a local newspaper.

Anonymous said...

2:32, I agree with you except for: "besides posting is free publicity for them. all publicity is good."

All publicity is not good. The WSJ's article on starting salaries for SHU and BLS grads was definitely not good for those schools. It made their administrators look like idiots. Ask John Kerry if he thought the Swift Boat Veterans commercials were good. Was the Jeremiah Wright controversy good for Obama's popularity?

Attacking an agency is fine with me if the attacks have a good faith basis.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for 2:32, who proves there are at least a few mature readers of this site.

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:58,
Is there anything we can do to improve our situation, or do you think the law is a dead end job for those of us who didn't set the world on fire in law school?

Anonymous said...

Well, sure, 5:25. Of course there is. You can't give up hope. You probably have a lot of years ahead of you. Change is possible, but it often takes a lot of concerted effort.

Anonymous said...

two questions:
1) what firm is this lexolution "chicken coop" project at?

2) I am fairly disconnected, but is "Anita" an alternate name? Please explain. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

It seems the chicken coop is @ lexolution's offsite location. Are you a recruiter trying to pull the bizness from lexaloser?

Anonymous said...

two questions:
1) what firm is this lexolution "chicken coop" project at?

2) I am fairly disconnected, but is "Anita" an alternate name? Please explain. Thank you.

6:24 PM

1.Don't know the firm maybe others can offer that up.

2. Yes, Anita is the alternate name for an attorney(now partner) at constantine cannon who supervised a big document review staffed by update legal several years.

Anita was Tom's claim to fame. He was staffed on the project and provided play by play posts on his blog. Tom made her to be the anti-christ. She recently co-authored an article "Adding Contract Lawyers to your EDD Pool" Everyone is pissed because Anita is all that Tom wrote about for months. The problem is that tom refuses to comment on the article.We are all wondering why he has become Uncle Tom instead of TTT.

Anonymous said...

I was just trying to see if it was at one of the regularly mentioned, seemingly notorious "sweatshops" or if it is another to add to the list.....It seems that all of the jobs I have been called for recently are for the same couple of firms that always have projects running.

Anonymous said...

and I have refused to work for lexolution for some time now, so clearly I was not called for this project.

Anonymous said...

good for you! if enough people do that, soon they will be out business.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the lex-a-loser project is Sherman. I could be wrong. In my experience, Sherman has been very hit or miss in terms of project quality. If it is in fact being staffed in the lex-a-loser chicken coop, it is definitely a project of poorer quality.

Anonymous said...

"It's a sad day when an anonymous blog is 'all you got'."

It is sad, but it's the only speck left to hang anything on. Valvoline Dean and Joan King took our money, the agencies took away our livable wage, the firms took away our time and outsourced our jobs to India. Worst of all, they all took away our dignity. At least, we still have the right to speak anonymously. Or, do we?

Anonymous said...

2:32 PM

An attorney was caught jerking at work! That rules. From my experience temping (extensively) for NY Constintine Cannon, Alysia Solow is a wonderful boss who could definately overlook that. In fact, I believe her policy on amenities includes:

"Bathrooms should be cleaned frequently and well-stocked with tittie magazines"

and

"There should be plenty of coffee and beverages available for reviewers."

The two go hand-in-hand (in hand!) because I need beverages when I lose my fluids, and it makes me sleepy afterwards, requiring a caffiene pick me up. One of the benefits of temping, is you can work, jerk, work a little more.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the project that an associate was able to relieve himself through the use of a subordinate hussy temp?

Unfortunately, temps don't have subordinates that they can utilize for this purpose, hence the jerking off.

Anonymous said...

Tom the Temp has always been a spook, spirit, and phantom, a veritable Kaiser Sose. Maybe he's that cat sitting two seats down from you doing priv review. Maybe he was that kid who jumped on stage at Woodstock in '69 when Canned Heat was on. Maybe he's not even real.

Anita, on the other hand, is real. And she's still there up at Constantine, with 1,268 guerillas ready, at a moment's notice, to take control. I mean, who else ordered the planes to sow the clouds this weekend, ruining all our plans?

Anonymous said...

10:27

I need clarification--when you say "relieve himself" do you refer to the swanky, Honky Tonk partner who had sex with the slutty temp, or are you referring to "...me play joke, me put pee pee in your coke (which came from the refrigerator of the thoughtful expert on temporary attorney services)."

Anonymous said...

Like circa 1880, she's the "slutty" temp and HE is THE MAN, right? Go F yourself and die, you woman hating Mother F*ucker!

Anonymous said...

Dave King really fired?
Anyone alive in NewarK?

Anonymous said...

12:35

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't "Mother F*ucker" a woman-hating utterance as well.

O.K. stupid!

Anonymous said...

Jager Bombs and Glittertitties! Live at the Patriot Saloon 110 Chambers at Church St. Ask for the lovely Leah!

Anonymous said...

Golden oldie:

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Anita and the Eunuch


Yesterday was another turbulent day at work. Anita informed us that we were not allowed to leave the floor, a.k.a. our crammed workspaces, without first signing out with her. This new rule will be strictly enforced (it applies even to those taking a two minute cigarette break) and anyone caught violating it will be fired on the spot. The Eunuch, meanwhile, stood nodding in agreement with the new resolution and kindly reminded us that we were still allowed to use the bathroom. He warned us, however, not to abuse the privilege and to spend as little time in there as possible.

Confusion ensued, however, when someone asked if this new rule applied to the use of the kitchen sink. Anita and the Eunuch appeared perplexed by the unexpected inquiry and told us that they would have to get back to us with the exact parameters of what constitutes a bathroom break.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the Eunich is the co-author of Anita's poetic piece on EDD?

Anonymous said...

Man, Constantine sounds like it was a shit place to work back in '06. Where did Anita acquire her idiotic managing style? I hope she's learned her lesson today.

Anonymous said...

yes it was shit, but I hear they're better now

Anonymous said...

people need to lay off tom the temp.....

Anonymous said...

No, they don't. We are all tom the temp. Let's get out in the open how these animals actually feel about us. I am tired of fake smiles.

selling my jd said...

ah.. the fake smile...

which one ??? the one so long ago from the law school professor...
or is it the one from the temp agency offering some free coffee on that initial interview ??

or the one from the secretary at the firm where the document review takes place..??? she is really thinking: Who are these animals ?? They went to law school ?

Or maybe the smile from the small time attorney offering you a job he knows he can't pay you for ???

so many fake smiles to choose from...

Anonymous said...

Or, the smile from Anita when she tells you that the job will go for several more weeks, but when she really knows that it will wrap up the following week.

Anonymous said...

anita was born the way she is. people of her ilth have always been like that and will never be able to be more polished or gentile

Anonymous said...

wow! are you saying what I think you are?

Anonymous said...

I think 12:47 meant 'lay off' as in stop busting on him; not 'lay off' as in fire.

Anonymous said...

Brent Borneman is a giant d-bag!!!

Anonymous said...

2:13

I don't think they can lay off Tom the T--he doesn't have a real job anyway.

Anonymous said...

Smokers took 2 minute cigarette breaks in 2006?

Anonymous said...

You're a douchbag!

Anonymous said...

"Douchbag"--another misogynist slur.

Anonymous said...

fuck you bitch ho!

Anonymous said...

How's the coop, fryin' up like an over roaster?

Anonymous said...

Do they have some some of that Purdue Chicken? I hear it's overcooked!

Anonymous said...

Golden Oldie:

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Sharpening the Axe
Today, Anita pulled half of the project into a meeting. Apparently, she informed the group that their portion of the project would be ending on Monday. She pleaded with the group not to worry, however, as the firm was planning on creating "special projects" to keep the group employed until the second phase of the project begins in early June.

As far as I am concerned, the following may be happening:

a) Anita could be telling the truth

b) Anita will fire the group at the end of the week. Firing the entire group without notice would lower morale for those remaining on the project. {Why work hard at a place that engages in mass-layoffs without notice? -- you could be next!} The "special projects" story could have been fabricated in order to make it seem like Anita was doing everything in her power to keep everyone around. It would ease tensions.

c) Anita is trying to keep everyone around until the second phase of the project begins. In order to keep people from jumping onto other projects, Anita is enticing people to stay on with phantom projects. By the time people realize that they are being jerked around (by only being allowed to bill 20 hours per week), it will be too late to find other work. At that point, people will decide just to suck it up and remain on for the second half of the project

Anonymous said...

Tom, new post please. This one has gotten old.

Anonymous said...

"This one has gotten old."

Hi, Scott Krowshitz!

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. The agencies dont read this site. Its too boring.

Anonymous said...

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,4011992.msg5131346.html#msg5131346

A broke and homeless STTT Johns Graduate.

Anonymous said...

Some grist for lex-a-loser's chicken coop mill:

"Bankrupt, unemployed, and homeless. That was the outcome for me after graduating from St. John’s. I graduated ranked in the middle of my class, just above the median. I passed the July bar exam and was subsequently admitted to the New York State bar. But for years I applied for work at every level - from custodian to store cashier to legal secretary to attorney - and found that my St. John’s degree made me as employable as an ex-felon. I was overqualified for most non-legal work, but considered under-qualified to be hired as an attorney. As a new graduate, I had neither the financial resources nor the expertise to establish my own practice; I could not afford the cost of blueback paper much less the cost of malpractice insurance. Unemployed for years and having incurred hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, I found myself basically bankrupt and homeless. Under these circumstances, the only unexplored avenue was applying for public assistance i.e. food stamps, “workfare” cash payments, housing vouchers, Medicaid. Before law school, I had a clerical job that was uninspiring but paid $60,000 in annual salary with excellent benefits. Obviously, I strongly recommend against going to St. John’s under any circumstance. For the overwhelming majority of students, St. John’s will take your money and throw you underneath the bus. To those who do not believe they can fall as far as I did, read on:"

Anonymous said...

I hear tom the Temp is taking it up the ass from half the staff attorneys in New York!

Anonymous said...

We are all taking it up the ass.

Anonymous said...

4:17

Why are you doing that. Are you into that? Seriously, who is forcing you to take it up the ass?

Anonymous said...

I've seen video of Tom taking it up the butt and believe me he likes it!

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Anonymous said...

Hi- I am new to the Temp scene. What's the going rate for temp attorneys? Does it vary by the firm where the project is or does it vary by the Temp Agency!! Any idea how much Lexolution pays...