Monday, July 14, 2008

Sullivan & Cromwell - Just Like Working In A Sewer



"Tom,

Last weekend the bathrooms overflowed at Sullivan & Cromwell in the basement, level C1. Someone reported it but nobody paid attention. The smell was just like it is in an open sewer.

It will be nice to write a story about the horrors at that place, but most importantly to warn people of all the issues in there: basement offices without windows; a true monitoring system with the id card everywhere you move; moody and despotic case managers; very long hours and bait and switch games with the hours; lifers (people who have been at SC forever and resent newcomers); the cafeteria food; the beautiful plaza outside and the seaport....a mix bag of things."

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz this blog jumped the shark months ago zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

omg...are two? I hope they fire you and that you get blacklisted forever!!!!!!

hint: if you don't like the working conditions...leave.

Anonymous said...

nice way to avoid talking about ANITA.
we will not for ANITA

Friend said...

So do write a story. It sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

Is it worse than wachtell lipton?

Anonymous said...

I think that this last posting is a step in (or should I say back in) the right direction.

Focus should be on the atrocities of the temp atty work environment to call it to the attention of people who can make a difference.

No one wants to hear about the cost of law schools!

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Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:47

But I would add that we need to expose the anita's who get their kicks from running these horrible work environments.

Anonymous said...

Talk about bad work environments. A bunch of us are about to walk out of a Hudson fire trap. No AC in the middle of July, and everyone on top of each other.

Anonymous said...

no posts until Tom addresses the Anita article!

Anonymous said...

anita's article dicusses how important it is to have a good work space -

BUT, she never addresses how a "supervisor" should conduct herself towards the attorney, although we all know her stance is to be as big an asshole as possible to the attorneys because she thinks that's how one gets respect. unfortunately, too many never learn that people will do better work if their "superiors" are respective and nice

Anonymous said...

11:47 - Hi, Joan King!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I took that big shit in the bathroom.

I also pissed on the floor at St. John's law school, but I don't remember anyone complaining about that.

Piss and shit. Temp attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Anita cowrote the article with someone. Who was it?

Anonymous said...

Tom the Temp is a fraud.He is being paid not to talk about certain recruiters. If ANYBODY thinks that this stupid site is relevant to anything- you got another thing coming.

A message to Tom The Temp- I sat next to you at the Newark Project. I realized that you are probably one of the most unemployable human beings that I have EVER met. Good luck in life. Keep all the minions who follow this idiotic blog happy. Good luck you miserable loser!

11:43 PM

Tell us more....please.

Anonymous said...

tom is also being paid (or forced) to report on the industry vulgarities. he is now married to anita. so it was he who co-wrote the article

Anonymous said...

Update sucks.

Anonymous said...

I have worked with the so-called "Tom (not really named Tom)the Temp," and I have never seen a more distractable worker, not ever. He was really smart--don't get me wrong--a genius, very interesting. As far as "life" is concerned, he deserves so much more. As far as Tom's current employers--they deserve so much more. Tom the T was the least productive worker I have ever seen at anything. He would have been the first evicted from Trump's "The apprentice." Unanimous call--maybe they would have kept him around for "good tv," but he was an absolute disaster. Not a worker, maybe a boss, but couldn't we all.

Anonymous said...

Big cut in a project at Sidley three levels under the street in Rockefeller Center before the holiday. "Bendher" the clueless associate in charge kept a bunch of slackers while letting go the most diligent workers. The most egregious example was the retention of the bs artist from Brown who did nothing but kiss ass and mouth off about Obama all day. You are a fraud and Bendher may not know it, but you know what you are.

Anonymous said...

Funny that TTT is finally getting turned on. What TOOK you guys so long? He's a conspiracy theorist who writes these grand "let's start a revolution" stories, but who is too shy and scared to ever stand up for anything in person. Hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

TTT has done a lot of good with this blog. Heck, it got mentioned prominently in Barbara Ehrenreich's book. That's exposure. And a recruiter just mentioned to me the other day that he keeps an eye on it, not so much to do a better job as to make sure that his agency doesn't get lumped in with the E. P. Dine's and Hudson's of the world.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have a link to the Anita article? I've been unable to find it anywhere.

Anonymous said...

I knew a guy who worked with TTT on a project (the Anita project, actually). He said that a lot of what TTT wrote was either untrue or an exaggeration. Still, he could laugh at TTT's writing, some of which was funny.

Anonymous said...

I’m Anita Banana and I’m here to say
Bananas need to ripen in a special way
When they are flecked with brown and have a golden hue
Bananas taste the best and are the best for you.

That's it! Anita's is really Carmen Miranda

Anonymous said...

9:36, I can't speak of the specifics of course because I wasn't on that project (or at least I don't know which project it was). But can you really doubt that what he says is generally true? I'm working in a packed, sweltering room with no windows or air. One guy walked out yesterday, some are talking about doing it today, but I need the money, so I stay to repay school loans that have turned out to be worthless. Honestly, I'm thinking of defaulting. If homeowners can do it, why can't we!

Anonymous said...

"He said that a lot of what TTT wrote was either untrue or an exaggeration."

Um, I was on that project also, and a lot of what was written was dead on.

Anonymous said...

Tom was so mad at me about three years ago when we worked for Anita. Anita kept a well-stocked refrigerator, and I was eating burritos for about three hours straight (about six burritoes, while clicking). After drinking a few cups of coffee during a break, I went to the toilet and dropped one log for about five minutes, and it was the size of a 10 pound bass I have caught. There was no way it would flush, and Tom complained when the whole building smelled like my colon.

Tom, thanks for bringing this blog back to the potty. Spread the awareness.

Anonymous said...

12:04 sounds like Laurie. The obese woolie beast who was shafted by Anita.

Anonymous said...

Laurie, just remember: back-stabbing, ass-kissing temps never get ahead. They are used and eventually thrown under the bus along with everyone else. Just ask David King.

Anonymous said...

I can't do another doc review, or I will slowly be driven crazy like people here.

Anonymous said...

Laurie is a mamouth. She also thinks she is getting ahead because she still sucks anita's dick. She can't write for beans, though

Anonymous said...

Is Laurie "Roach Girl?"

I MISS ROACH GIRL

Anonymous said...

In-House Position
Major corporation seeks several contract attorneys for document review project expected to last through the Summer.
The rate is $40/hour. The hours should be regular business hours with few, if any, weekends, so you can enjoy your Summer weekends.

Interviews start tomorrow, so if you are interested, please email your resume to us ASAP.


Please email your resume as a Microsoft Word document to mmcfarlane@strategiclegal.com and refer in the "Subject" line to the "Rush Doc Rev Positions."

We do NOT submit your resume anywhere without first obtaining your explicit authorization.


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Anonymous said...

WOW! Ed Caughlin @ Strategic must be desperate if he posts here!

Anonymous said...

ROACH GIRL? OH, ROACH GIRL?

Where for art thou?

Anonymous said...

If any of you whiners REALLY want to be lawyers, why not take on THIS case???

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brx/lgl/755597136.html

Freelancing legal services is the way to go; cut out the law firm, post a CL ad advertising your license (and areas you know something about) & get responses. You don't have to mention experience levels--just work on getting responses. At least you'd be doing something w/your licenses & forming your own rep (perhaps get cred for taking on the impossible) instead of being known as "that pack of whiners".

Anonymous said...

Too many lawyers. Not enough jobs. NYC is more expensive than it has ever been. Rents are too high. Debt is too crippling.

What to do? What to do? Oh woe woe woe what to do?

Signed,

Anita

Anonymous said...

In blog suks more again, almost back on track but fukkd up again who are these idiots

Anonymous said...

These idiots are the Update Legal bitches. They are bitter that Anita cut them out.

Anonymous said...

I'd be careful of Strategic. They used to be OK, but after hiring Sean Treadwel, one of the worst, if not the worst, in the industry, it looks like they're going the way of the once decent Hudson.

Anonymous said...

This blog sucks! Is it even written by the same person anymore? ZZZZZ

Anonymous said...

This blog, this blog, this blog.
I read it every goddamned day.
I read it every goddamned night.
I read it with Coyote and Crow
On the red, barren plain.

Anonymous said...

Roach tool, if this blog is so bad, why do post 15 times per day?

Rooooooaccccch Boy! I have a can of RAID for you!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm obsessed by Temporary Attorney. I read it every day. It's webpage stares at me as I walk to the Berkeley library.

Anonymous said...

LOL 11:23,
Just wait until (if!) you graduate. A lot of us went to law schools of the level of Boalt and are in this mess of having the Anitas and Adams of the world treat us like shit. It's only going to get worse before the economy gets better.

Anonymous said...

knock knock . . .

Anonymous said...

whose there? . . .

Anonymous said...

anita . . .

Anonymous said...

anita, who? . . .

Anonymous said...

I needa get back on an anita job because I am feeling like being treated like shit

Anonymous said...

Knock knock.

Anonymous said...

Who's there?

Anonymous said...

Anita.

Anonymous said...

Anita who?

Anonymous said...

I need to take a shit, but don't tell Tom the Toilet because he'll blog about it.


Great Post, by the way: poo poo caca

Anonymous said...

now that is good onupsmanship

or should I say

onupsmanshit!

Anonymous said...

anybody had an update girl?

Anonymous said...

who' u do first?

Anonymous said...

shit

Anonymous said...

I screwed several update "ladies"

unfortunately for them I have a veneral disease

Anonymous said...

S&C sucks. I will never take a job there again. They lie. We were just let go of a supposed 2 month + project after a week and a half.

S&C = lying scumbags

Anonymous said...

Scott Bullock is tom the temp

Anonymous said...

Hang up the phone as soon as you hear Wachtel Lipton! Trust me.

Anonymous said...

Are the Update bitches still staffing Wachtel?

Anonymous said...

anyone gone dixie midnight runners

Anonymous said...

AleX G is a whore

Anonymous said...

Is Ed still at Strat? He is s hottie?

Anonymous said...

What ended up happening to Alex G? Still cheating on his wife with Tina? Someone else? When did that start? Did his wife find out yet? Divorced? Fired?

Anonymous said...

I think so

Anonymous said...

He's lookin' 4a new butta... review is ova

Anonymous said...

Fat headed loser is still there.

Anonymous said...

His 'ho Butta is back I hear...

Anonymous said...

She is back?? Good for him. Maybe he can reactivate his miserable life anew. Don't you folks have sympathy for such a deranged individual? Have a heart...