Monday, April 27, 2009
Au Revoir, Joan King
As a follow up to yesterday's posting, it looks like Joan King is about to retire and her last day at work will be on April 30th.
While Mrs. King is sipping cocktails in Palm Beach, her latest batch of lemmings can look forward to eeking out a living in Bloomberg hell:
"The Bloomberg gig is paying us $20 an hour to be a complete slave. Since the project doesn't make any sense, it's a 'race to the bottom' with the spiralling down salary. It's almost like a test as to how low can you go. But for law graduates they have big egos so some wear suits to the project and tell their friends and family they are 'attorneys'. Robert Half can play on this false ego trip of 'Juris Doctors' at law.
All reports are that business is completely dead in the Big Apple. The record number of New York bar passers last testing - over 90% - has flooded the already saturated market to over 100,000 lawyers. They are willing to do anything and to put up with any working conditions.
I applied to work at Target and Starbucks many times, but did not get hired. I figured that at least I would have a permanent job and some life and benefits. But neither I nor my friends ever got a job. Because the law school scam put us on the wrong track.
You can't talk people thinking of going to law school out of it. Even at $200k they still see it as a great path. But it's actually disqualifying them for a job at WALMART.
As for the agencies, EP Dine changed its name to 'The Dine Group', even though Dine cashed out and is sipping margaritas on some tropical island. One day in 2007 you walked in and they had a whole new management, with no explanation.
'Hudson' is appropriately named because it is like the sewer water in the Hudson River. They will tell you about how you are 'lucky to have any job' and tell you about appropriate attire and to re-do your resume.
As for the horrible recruiters they don't call as much these days since there is nothing to do and people cling on to the Bloomberg $20 an hour gig for dear life."