Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween



Or, for those in the Sullivan & Cromwell basement, just another Saturday in the office.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mom!

Anonymous said...

Meaty!!

Anonymous said...

Freak show! Big Mama, Valvina, can't get more frightening than that. One lady wore her pajamas to work. Psyche ward!

Nando said...

If you wanted to feature something truly frightening, you should have just put up a chart on lawyer job prospects.

The reality is that law school is a terrible gamble for most. If you are not (a) seriously connected, (b) going on a full-tuition scholarship, or (c) attending a truly elite law school, then you are basically counting on setting the academic world on fire.

Otherwise, your job prospects are very dim. Just look at the University of Colorado admitting that only 35% of its recent graduating class were employed at graduation. And how many of these people were employed as waiters, barristas, bartenders, middle school teachers, insurance salesmen, etc.?

http://thirdtierreality.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Nice picture. I have worked with many people who look like that!! Especially recruiters....

Anonymous said...

180 G in debt to work with a bunch of ghetto freaks in an unventilated basement. I should have dropped out of high school and worked at Burger King.

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Anonymous said...

Jeezus Christ, did you have to put that picture up?

What's the F stand for? Fat F*ck?

The scariest thing to dress up right now for most coders is as themselves, unemployed til the end of time. Now that's scary.

BTW, there was a correction to the whole Colorado story. It was REVERSED. 35% were UNemployed. At least that was the school's follow-up clarification.

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Anonymous said...

Here is a blog post about Colorado's correction:

http://abovethelaw.com/2009/10/colorado_law_employment_correc.php

Dental Plan guy, beat ya by a minute!

Anonymous said...

Colorado lies, Brooklyn lies, they all lie. What a bunch of hucksters.

Temporarily Yours said...

Yikes...this looks like one current co-worker. Most are trolls and goblins who need no costume. Worst is comic-reading "SuperGeek" Hyper Asian nerd who is doing 5 times the docs as anyone else, cutting the project from four weeks to two weeks in the hopes he will get perm. And then he partners up with smirky fat black middle-aged chick whose voice drones on soporifically relating stories of cat - and both laugh at everyone normal. Jeezus fucking christ - I don't need Halloween to see FREAKS - I work with them!!

Evil Dave said...

More reasons that outsourcing is stupid and doomed,

Maoist Rebels Widen Deadly Reach Across India
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By JIM YARDLEY
Published: October 31, 2009
BARSUR, India — At the edge of the Indravati River, hundreds of miles from the nearest international border, India effectively ends. Indian paramilitary officers point machine guns across the water. The dense jungles and mountains on the other side belong to Maoist rebels dedicated to overthrowing the government.

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An Indian officer guarded a post in Barsur, in Chattisgarh State, where Maoists dominate thousands of square miles of territory.
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A woman stepped over a downed tree in a village in Maharashtra State. Maoist rebels have sabotaged roads in their campaign to topple the government.
“That is their liberated zone,” said P. Bhojak, one of the officers stationed at the river’s edge in this town in the eastern state of Chattisgarh.

Or one piece of it. India’s Maoist rebels are now present in 20 states and have evolved into a potent and lethal insurgency. In the last four years, the Maoists have killed more than 900 Indian security officers, a figure almost as high as the more than 1,100 members of the coalition forces killed in Afghanistan during the same period.

If the Maoists were once dismissed as a ragtag band of outdated ideologues, Indian leaders are now preparing to deploy nearly 70,000 paramilitary officers for a prolonged counterinsurgency campaign to hunt down the guerrillas in some of the country’s most rugged, isolated terrain.

For India, the widening Maoist insurgency is a moment of reckoning for the country’s democracy and has ignited a sharp debate about where it has failed. In the past, India has tamed some secessionist movements by coaxing rebel groups into the country’s big-tent political process. The Maoists, however, do not want to secede or be absorbed. Their goal is to topple the system.

Once considered Robin Hood figures, the Maoists claim to represent the dispossessed of Indian society, particularly the indigenous tribal groups, who suffer some of the country’s highest rates of poverty, illiteracy and infant mortality. Many intellectuals and even some politicians once sympathized with their cause, but the growing Maoist violence has forced a wrenching reconsideration of whether they can still be tolerated.

“The root of this is dispossession and deprivation,” said Ramachandra Guha, a prominent historian based in Bangalore. “The Maoists are an ugly manifestation of this. This is a serious problem that is not going to disappear.”

India’s rapid economic growth has made it an emerging global power but also deepened stark inequalities in society. Maoists accuse the government of trying to push tribal groups off their land to gain access to raw materials and have sabotaged roads, bridges and even an energy pipeline.

If the Maoists’ political goals seem unattainable, analysts warn they will not be easy to uproot, either.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/01/world/asia/01maoist.html?_r=1&hp

Anonymous said...

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asian coder said...

7:07
I also work hard, that's why I get places. You should code 5X more also, that's how you get places, you fucking sheep.

You assholes are the most worthless pieces of shit. You'd be complaining about the lawyers who came in and acted like hot shit when they ordered burger king value meals from you. IT'S NOT ABOUT THE JOB OR THE "MARKET." YOU WILL SUFFER AS LONG AS YOU DESIRE!

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Anonymous said...

Speaking of Sulliavan & Cromwell staff attys, how is Alex Gallard doing? Up to his usual tricks?

Recruiter said...

Anytime I receive a resume with Sullivan & Cromwell on it, it immediately goes in the trash. The place is GHETTO with a capital G.

Anonymous said...

8:46 AM
Another person who will ruin others to get ahead himself in the perma temp world.
Law school graduatess competitive self-defeating assholes like this. All that matters is they are better than the guy sitting next to them.

"I am a doctorate holder. A doctor of jurisprudence."

Anonymous said...

I was sitting next to a girl who was throwing a hissy fit over this blog. "We are lawyers, dammit! Why all the negativity!" She refused to accept the fact that for all intended purposes, she was essentially trash. A law license is nothing more than a driver's license nowadays.

Temporarily Yours said...

8:46 No one can accuse me of being a slouch. But doing 5x more dox than everyone else is abnormal and can only be done if you are a single lonely bird whose entire life energy goes into doc review. Most people have lives - people they love, people they come home to, hang out with, things to do, preoccupations and while they work hard, they work at a more human pace. Everyone in the group is working at the same pace - except this guy. I am all for hard work - but at some point in your life you realize you want things to be more balanced.

Anonymous said...

For the first time I agree with Recruiter Bitch -- S&C is PRIME GRADE A GHETTO [at the staff level].

Anonymous said...

Gee, 11:34, you're just figuring out that lawyers are assholes?

You are a little late to catch on, eh? I guess you don't have a JD either.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

"We are lawyers, dammit! "

This is the reason why the big scam can go on.
Big ego.
Work on a doc review you will see how proud people are to be doctorates of law. So smart are they.

Anonymous said...

7:15

Since when are Maoist Rebels a threat to outsourcing?

I say, just hire 'em!

They're no more or less violent than the Crips, Bloods, MS-13, and white supremacist gangs marauding our cities and towns.

Plus, doc review has grown old, tired, and stale. It could use a little Maoism to spruce things up!

Anonymous said...

"Work on a doc review you will see how proud people are to be doctorates of law. So smart are they."

First of all, people aren't "doctorates of law". They may HAVE doctorates of law, but a person cannot BE a doctorate.

Second, even if an American "J.D." degree is officially a doctorate, it doesn't measure up academically to other doctorates in that:

1) It is not preceded by a Master's Degree, as are most other doctorates;

2) It is not preceded by two years of clinical training, as is the M.D. degree;

3) There is no dissertation or even thesis requirement.

The "Juris Doctor" degree only really exists in the US and has been adopted begrudgingly in very, very few foreign jurisdictions. For instance, a few law schools in Australia grant the J.D. (not even the majority of law schools there).

From a global perspective, the J.D. is a crap, fraudulent, nearly useless degree unless conferred by a top American school. Most foreigners are not even familiar with it.

Anonymous said...

Ways to reform law school:

1) Make it 2 years. This will cut down on student debt.

2) Follow it up with a mandatory one-year paid clerkship or internship.

3) Eliminate the "forced curve".

4) All exams, except for legal writing, should be multiple choice.

5) Students should be allowed to dispute and contest their grades, as in any other program of higher education.

6) Decrease the number of law schools in this country by at least 1/3. Revoke accreditation of all law schools which are not part of a full service university or college.

7) Stop paying law professors so damn much for doing so damn little, and in many cases, for doing it so damn poorly.

8) Eliminate obsessions with class rankings.

9) Get rid of organizations with pompous, antiquated names like "Order of the Coif".

10) Stop teaching antiquated crap like 13th century English property law and other useless trivia.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter that I work for some fat schlub for less than minimum wage. I am gaining elite experience, and I am a Doctor of Law.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tom,

I've notice more and more grads from top law schools are doing doc review work. Is this a temporary blip or do you think is a permanent change? If it is permanent, what will happen to grads of lower tier schools when the top tier grads displace them from the doc review opportunities?

Anonymous said...

What temp agencies are you guys registered with? I need to register with a few different ones myself, I'm only with 2 right now and they aren't getting me anything.

How many should you register for and which ones are the best? Thanks everyone.

Anonymous said...

Most agencies will have you come in, but have absolutely no work. Just the way that it is.

The Yuppie Attorney said...

6:27 AM

I don't know about your school, but mine required a legal problem paper class. My paper was over 100 pages. That paper was a b*tch and took me a semester to write. It is true that I did not have to defend such as a dissertation. But, it was made clear the ABA reads a few of them and it was far from a easy pass.

Anonymous said...

A few answers to the above comments.

Yes American J.D.'sthink they're speeeeeeecial and have something more than an M.B.A.
"I have an edge. I am a doctorate of jurisprudence."

Your solutions for reforming law school are much too weak. It should be an undergraduate degree as in the U.K. and everywhere else on the planet.

People right now can avoid J.D. by doing what so many people around the world do, do a cheap UK LLM on-line. No need for campus bullshit.

Lastly for this person so proud of his stupid legal problem paper he just sounds like everything that is wrong with American lawyers. A dunce who wants to think he has some higher learning and some great Einstein like education. Law school is a JOKE.

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Anonymous said...

Three more desperate CLE email offers from the NYC Bar today.
Keep 'em coming FUCKERS.

Anonymous said...

The worst, worst thing about law school and becoming a lawyer is that after you waste all the time and money and have to pay fees, people tell you "You owe society. You have to pay back society for what you were given." Like that FUCKER CAL BAR HEAD Howard Miller says he will force attorneys to do more pro bono.

FanOfTrailerTom said...

Why are there no posts by Trailer Tom here? The rest of you are a bunch of jerkoffs. Trailer Tom, you're the one and only.

Anonymous said...

Whoever can answer this question accurately gets the big prize:

Why is law school the only program of higher education in America where it is considered impermissible and inappropriate to contest one's examination scores or final grades?

Whoever can answer this question with the most well thought-out response will prove that he/she REALLY understands the dynamic of not just law schools, but the American legal industry.

Trailer Tom said...

Thank ye, thank ye fan. I got an STD from my daughter Emily and my crotch has been itching like crazy so I have not been able to write. You are right - I am the one and only...the one and only sane person among all you uppity Yankees and colored people lovers. As I always say yawl should forget about law school and head on down south - here you will always find wine, women and song - and if you are too ugly to get a woman, hey just have a daughter and use her for all your needs - that's what we all do down here. Anyhoo, folks, gimme a holler if ya re-think your plans and want to visit - tally ho.

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Anonymous said...

"Why is law school the only program of higher education in America where it is considered impermissible and inappropriate to contest one's examination scores or final grades?"

Who the f cares?

The whole problem with being a lawyer in the U.S. is the scammy law schools and the grade-grubbing dweebs (known as "gunners" in 1L class) who go there.

"I wrote a legal problem paper. Wow it was so hard! Copying all those law book/journal articles and having to footnote and cite check. It's the same as writing a scientific dissertation in a new discovery such as Watson & Crick or Einstein."

"I told mum and dad. I am a DOCTORATE of jurisprudence. I am better than others. I am like a young Einstein."

Anonymous said...

More greedy and foolhardy idiots thinking doc review can be commoditized.

Its far too important a task to send off to to non-native speaking, unlicensed, non-JD holding, non-llm holding person.

Its reckless and foolish and will cost more in the end.

Don't believe the LPO huckster hype. There are thousands of out of work Licensed, native english speaking American lawyers that need this work.

Keep work at home.


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Anonymous said...

that looks just like that gonorrhea-ridden, clown-lipped, bleach blonde african american, illiterate skank tracy whordan

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