Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blacklisted By Lexolution

Wear it as a badge of honor. The arrogance and greed of those shysters is so great that they think they are immune from 19th century fire and labor code regulations.

"I just walked off a LeClair Ryan document review gig. Although the fact that I was thankfully offered a better paying job at another firm and by another agency, the work conditions at LeClair were so ridiculous that I probably would have left anyway. Some of the random activities prohibited at this jokehouse: wearing earphones, making phone calls, text msging, doing anything with your phone, having a non document review related conversation with anyone near you, etc.

Despite promptly notifying my rep, I still was graced with a bitchy phone call about how unprofessional I am. Oh, I almost forgot, 15 dollars an hour. Parking not included.

I imagine I'm now blacklisted from Lexolution, but I'm so bitter I couldn't care less."

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Guido Rama said...

Please getting blacklisted by these people means you are doing something right. By the way have you seen the broads at Lexpollution. Some of them need to get their moustaches waxed. Talk about being "professional". And their hair could use deep conditioning. They had the gall to tell me I wasn't polished enough.

Anonymous said...

If you aren't getting blacklisted, you are doing something wrong. You are staying at job that is paying below market (15 bucks!) and not gaining substantive experience. By being loyal to them, you aren't looking out for your best interest in terms of money and experience. Get out and tell them to fuck off.

Larry the Loser said...
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Larry the Loser said...

This poor guy who wrote in got yelled at for not being "professional". Ha, ha, ha - exactly how professional are these recruiters when they make you wait three weeks for a project - cancel at the last minute - or tell you you are going for a long-term project and it turns out be one day. Let's not get into who is professional and who is not - biatches!!!

The Yuppie Attorney said...

!Never Ever Trust A Recruiter/ Headhunter!

*******

I would not worry about getting Blacklisted by one firm. TO keep prospective, their are a number of these firms. More and more firms are entering the market each day. Each body shop trying to get on the Vendor list of BIGLAW. Then BIGLAW chooses the lowest bidder. It's a game. I am surprised a few of you have not gotten together and stated your own firm. Entrance cost is cheap. You have knowledge of how DOc Review works. If you are sitting around what do you have to lose.

Anonymous said...

I have been unemployed for months and did not even think about applying for food stamps. I am desperate and starving now and will finally do it - has anyone done it and do you have to go to the office to fill in the forms and how long does it take for them to start giving you the money?

Anonymous said...

Yes, be proud that browbeating cretin didn't get the last laugh.

$15 per hour? There are literally retail jobs that pay more.

This type of low pay professional work is reminiscent of the now disbanded sharecropping system.

Krowitz and his ilk are modern day plantation owners, throwing down bare minimum wages for dead end jobs, meagre benegits, blighted working conditions and overbearing managers.

He is reaping the rewards of the corrupt law school system/ABA that produces a massive annual surfeit of lawyers each year.

Like a Dickensian overlord he scoops up the cheap labor, chew them up and spits them. He then stuffs the next group through the meat grinder.

Thanks ABA!

The Yuppie Attorney said...

My Esteemed Colleagues:

I motion that we change the name "Recruiters" back to its original, "Headhunters." Headhunters was what these people were called in the I.T. era of the 1980s and early 1990s.

They have not reformed nor changed their m.o. to induce a change of title. They search day in and day out to get warm bodies/ heads to fill their vendor request anyway they can.

I submit that what your friend asks who called, just say its a headhunter. They may look like friendly natives but we know the truth.

Motion submitted before the floor. How say you?

Anonymous said...

As long as you don't go psycho, don't worry about being blacklisted. Remember, all they are concerned about is finding as many bodies as possible with a license to work as cheaply as possible. If the economy ever turns around, it will be a different ball game. In fact, as competitive as things are right now, they are still hiring Nigerians with broekn English who can work for cheap because they don't have the ABA loans.

Anonymous said...

For person wanting info on food stamps and other subsidies. If you go to NYS unemployment site, I believe they have a section on other benefits. I believe they give info or provide link. Never applied, but if they now have UE insurance on line, why wouldn't they have food stamps and other benefits. Hope you seeking out managers' specials on a weekly bases as to meat, and sticking only to fresh food, forgetting to purchase anything else. You can make it if you are smart in the food shopping arena. Hunt for managers' specials weekly at Key Food, and then go to Trader Joes for the rest. Cut out your Starbucks and all else....it is lean and mean for everyone. Hope you bunked up with a roommate, or maybe two.

Anonymous said...

It's the new normal. The work will never come back the way it was, esp since a major chunk of it was generated by the finance industry. Furthermore, despite the recession, the legal education bubble continues to inflate as more and more people enter into this field with more and more debt. Stop paying your student loans, buckle down and focusing on paying for the essentials like housing and food.

Anonymous said...

Lexolution is crap.

On my last doc review the firm went out of their way to say how much better Indian quality and work was.

I guess this was a veiled threat.

One little question:
Why did they demand being New York barred on the same job and firm that was outsourcing to India?

Anonymous said...

Feed the birdies. We're temps (lawyers) waiting for our daily feeding.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe there was a $15.00 gig out there.

Mr. Obaigbena said...

Lexpolution is a fugly wart on the ass of progress. Do not fret about being blacklisted - it is a badge of honor.

Tips on living cheap: make everything you can from scratch, including bread. Basic ingredients are still comparitively cheap and the results are much better than "store bought." Cut out the sweets and the snack foods - eat your veggies and fruit - don't forget to drink your milk and take your vitamins. Learn how to brew your own coffee - Starbucks is too expensive. PBR is supposed to be the best cheap beer available and liquor is cheaper than wine (unless you are drinking boons Farm or Mad Dog. If you can get out of NY and go where the rent is cheaper, do so asap.

Good luck. Next year's economy is going to be worse than this year's.

Anonymous said...

Anyone that says the work is work is better in India is retarded. I would never for one second believe that.

Of course it was a threat, by some lowlife scum trying squeeze more work out of you for their miserly wages.

Many of the corporate clients are greedy bastards who hate attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Obaigbena you give very good advice. But one snack/sweet food I cannot cut down on is my pint of Haagen Daz - without it I would have committed suicide a long tiem ago. I only buy it on sale though - I live near Target and often offer it for $2.50. My ass is getting huge but my heart feels warm and fluffy....yummmmy yum....

Larry the Loser said...

Some days when I see the fat ugly saddlebag queen staff attorneys I don't feel like eating at all. In fact I even throw up what have eaten the past day. Thanks to their hideousness I am starting to look better- and have lost weight.

Sonia said...

Matasar and Krowitz. Like oily used car salesmen. Growing up in Iowa fifty years ago, the town lawyers were professional and upstanding. What happened? Eeek........

Larry the Loser said...

I was born with a silver spoon
I think it was the full moon
Pop said I was a winner
Ma said with girls I would be a sinner
They sent me to the best schools
But I ended up working with fools
I became a loner and a boozer
And soon turned into Larry the Loser...

Anonymous said...

The legal profession is not as gentile as it used to be. These days lawyers are like cab drivers.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone had the swine flu?? I am unemployed and am not going to be able to afford to see a doctor -so I am taking precuations. My hands are raw from Purell. If you have had it - how did it feel and how did you get over it???

It's time to be your own M.D.

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure I had swine flu last month. Felt like the regular flu, with major diarrhea. I survived.

Temporarily Yours said...
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Anonymous said...

work is better with Indians? That sounds to me like a racist pre-text and discrimination on the basis on national basis. SUE THEM!!! Call the U.S. E.E.O.C. and file a complaint.

Mr. Obaigbena said...

12:15 - huh? Work is better with Nigerian scammers!!!

12:15: You have won the Nigerian lottery - to redeem your prize, simply send us your bank's routing number and your personal account number by return e-mail. Thank you and have a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

On my doc review there are NO nigerians and all of the attorneys have JD or at least an LLM and have passed the NY Bar.

Sorry, Babu. You can shine my shoes if you like.

Anonymous said...

It seems it's better NOT to work with the current unemployment system. I got my first 20 week extension in August and I worked in between. So I could not get the third extension which you had to claim by Dec 27, 2009. Had I NOT worked I would have been able to get the Third Extension PLUS the new just passed 13 and 7 weeks.

But now I will just get the brand new 13 and 7. What the hell??

Valvina Scissorhands said...

Listen fuckers - don't worry about the blacklist. You don't have to do ANYTHING wrong to get blacklisted. I have put many bitches on the blacklist simply because I DON'T like them - they are too pretty, too smart, too confident [for a ghetto chick like me].

My ghetto girlfriends at the agency agree with me - they operate the same way. You could do everything right bitches and STILL get blacklisted.

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Anonymous said...

No telephone? No texting? No talking? Arrogant, greedy shysters? I wouldve thought they were talking about S&C if not for the mention of parking.

Anonymous said...

Just being air, if $15 is too low for you, don't take it in the first place. No one coerced you into saying yes. Have some self-respect to begin with.

You put yourself in your own situation by joining the project to begin with. I don't feel sorry for you.

Anonymous said...

People take projects because they are desperate. Then a better one comes along and they jump. What's wrong with that. If a better temp comes along recruiters also leave you and jump to the better one.

Trust me I have stayed on low-paying projects just "to honor my committment" but in the end NO ONE GIVES A FUCK!! I have still gotten fucked - just recently I waited three weeks to start a project because it kept getting delayed and gave up other projects because I felt it was the right thing to do. The project ended in two days while I was promised two months - I got thrown off like dog shit - no one even THANKED me for staying loyal.

Temporarily Yours said...
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Anonymous said...

Krowitz is an asshole, plain and simple. His little minion recruiter girls accusing someone of being unprofessional for leaving a $15 an hour gig so that they can put food on the table ITE is laughable. Talk about hypocritical. I could go on for hours listing some of the unprofessional stunts that this clown outfit has pulled.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Scissorhands:

Everything you outline is what many of us already know. For example, I was told by one of your colleagues that I could merely walk into a room with other temps, and bc/ I am tall, slender, blonde, extremely smart, and highly credentialed - no matter how gracious and lovely I would be - the other temps would begin false rumors - merely bc/ of who I represent to them.....that is what I call lack of intelligence, stupidity, and a form discrimination that only your colleagues could scream about, but about which I would be fired or blacklisted merely for telling the truth and being who I am......tsk, tsk, you finally admit the truth. And people like me are to feel sympathy and remain open minded...not for chicks like you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Hot Blonde:

That is the truth. Although I am probably not as lovely as you - the combination of smarts, decent looks, refinement and niceness in one person brings out the worst in ghetto temps and supervisors. Nice well-bred people respond well. But the ghettos respond really nastily.

I was on an assignment and the supervisor was a ghetto chick. I did not even do anything and I knew she had it in for me from the very beginning. I was as fast with the dox and gracious as I could be - but I was one of the first to be let go. She kept the fat ugly biatch. If I had worked with more refined people they would have probably kept me. Tough that this was the only job I got in eight months - Only I know I am broke, starving and depressed - but people see me differently.

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Anonymous said...

Re: "Scissorhands" chain above...Not happy to see the last entry. The real point is that when it comes to merit and substance, the entire labor market no longer rewards the foregoing. What is rewarded is "sameness", "no standards", "not standing out on the bases of merit or skill", "mediocrity", P.C. for being P.C. for the label of it all e.g. agreement, not serious debate based on substantive logic and ideas; lack of creativity (unless it is P.C. and grunge.....heh, it frankly is boring, and the recruiters and other colleagues one encounters are tiring....dealing with pettiness in most people now working in the law in NYC, is frankly just tiring....no wonder the field of law is in the toilet, when the only people hiring and running the show are far below standards....and the law firms and politicians are complicit...not to mention the P.C. educators from grade school to college to professional schools. It is the demise of our culture, that is, to strive for mediocrity and sameness...

Anonymous said...

7:25 - well said. We're firmly in the toilet as a profession.

It's been watered down for the sake of vague liberal tenets like "fairness" and "equality".

No one is born with the right to be a lawyer, teacher or racecar driver. Yet each successive generation is born with a more enhanced set of entitlements than the last.

Liberal dogma clogs our schools from Pre-school through grad school.

Republicans like Sarah Palin arew disemboweled by the press while Obama dances through to seat of power unvetted.

A society on the wane for sure. Don't expect much in the way of job growth during comrade Obama's term in office.

Get used to living a smaller life, squeezed in with the rest of humanity.

It all starts with health carew - massive waits for service, crippling taxes and overworked and underpaid Doctors.

Welcome to the Brave New World, it's arrived.

Temporarily Yours said...
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Temporarily Yours said...

I agree with 7:25. It is now all about being agreeable and PC - at least on low-level jobs [temp] where they just want you to be a silent donkey. In higher level jobs debate is encouraged and actually a must.

I was on a project with an Asian Nerd, who made a big deal about being some kind of Speedy Tech Genius and every two minutes came up with technical details on how to go faster. When I applied those techniques they actually were slower and more confusing than the original method. But because he created such a drama with his techniques, calling and e-mailing all supervisors all the time to annouce his creations, he created a buzz - and the supervisors who were not actually doing the work were very impressed and one fat partner came by to congratulate him.

When I discovered that his techniques were slower and confusing over the long-run, I spoke up. [I was nice about it and only spoke to him -- maybe one or two people overheard -I did not annouce it to everyone even the supervisors]. But Asian Nerd took such offense to my opinion and and made it sound like I was being disagreeable [if that was the case I would have announced it to everyone]. After that I kept my mouth shut - and let him and others fuck around and waste time. I was only trying to help everyone go faster - but it wasn't taken in that spirit. After that I stuck to my original technique and let them do what they wanted.

That is the hallmark of low-level jobs where "getting along" and being "nice" takes precedence over anything. I also want to get along and be nice but I also want to be able to work intelligently. Now you even have to treat idiots like they were some kind of geniuses.

Anonymous said...

In response to 2:48PM.....notice that voices such as several of the last 3-4 on this e-mail chain generally are in the minority. This is because the P.C. culture has morphed into some fascist like approach to discourse. Sorry state if you have an intelligent voice other than the masses want to hear and appear to adhere to, for fear their colleagues might criticize them for thinking on their own or run the risk of being called a "traitor" to the "P.C. cause".... I am sure there are plenty, plenty of voices such as ours, it is merely that we fear being ourselves bc/ our livelihoods are now in the hands of idiots, mediocrity, and those who adhere to the cattle like call to be "P.C.".....maybe one day it will swing back, once the cattle learn that following is not the answer, in fact, leading is.

Larry the Loser said...
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Larry the Loser said...

If you want to survive in the temp world, you will have to do what I do -- keep your mouth shut and your head down. You will earn a few bucks - but will become quite incapable of doing anything else - as pretty much everything for a normal life requires verve and balls. I left my personality and intelligence in Big Mamma's ass a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Or under Valvina's Size 20 boot.
Or under Jenny's Fat Buns
Or under Figaro's huge dong.
Or under Update's slippery weasels.

Anonymous said...

Temping is no different from the DMV, the welfare office - or numerous govt. offices where fat saddlebag queens or greasy illiterate fools reign supreme.

Let's face it. For most of us, temping is a short-term solution - in the long-run it will kill you.

The only people who can do it long-term is people who have seen no better, want no better, can get no better.

Anonymous said...

Dear Everyone,

Some of you have mistakenly implied that I am Nigerian. I am Indian. Babu is Indian name, not Nigerian. I know that I am very honoured to be compared to a Nigerian, and that saying this is a great compliment on my person. Nigerians are wonderful people, as all Americans know. Americans should try to work as hard as Nigerians and try to succeed like they succeed. Think of it, to come from an impoverished country here to USA and to make it here, to be financially successful and beat the odds no matter the racism or impediments against you, the fact that you were born in a foreign country, the fact that you have to compete with those who hold American degrees, and all this is very challenging. Americans are spoiled, you do not know what it is to be challenged. Indians are like Nigerians, we know what it takes to work hard and be persistent. Americans have grown fat and lazy, and now your country is failing. Good! Let America fail. Then you will all be our honourable slaves and will toil at document review sessions for $3.50 an hour. Only you will have to pay in rupees, or Chinese Yuan (renminbi), since China will rule the world and own America. The second rung will be we Indians and the Europeans, we will be a notch below the Chinese. We will run all the businesses and and we will give orders to you. Then, below us, will be the Nigerians and other Africans and Middle Easterners (except the You-Know-Who's!) They will be our bread-and-butter people, our day-to-day enforcers. Cross them and you will wake up looking upward from the bottom of a sewer in Lagos. And finally, you Americans will be on the very bottom rung. You will be our butt-boys.

I am Babu.

Dave C. said...

"Nigga, please!"

Anonymous said...

I hope you all fucking die.

Anonymous said...

I hope you all fucking die.

Anonymous said...

Babu, how Long is Your Dong??? That is the only thing American girls are interested in. Forget the color of your skin - what is the length of your member - and do you know any Kamasutra skills???

Anonymous said...

Oy sweet pea, my dong is long enough for extreme and infinite pleasure. American members have been shortened by tight pants and sitting on seats all day - but we run wild and free and get aired out. - Babu

Mr. Obaigbena said...

Dear David - I heard your wife threw you out of your house because of your wiley wonton ways. Boo Fucking Hoo!! Have you scored on this board (hey, that sorta rhymes, doesn't it?)? I heard that Oprah is going to quit her show - maybe the two of you could hook up now that she'll have more time on her hands. Just a thought...

Mr. Obaigbena said...

Babu, I've seen your dong and it ain't long.

Anonymous said...

Fuck this, fuck this, fuck this!!!

Wall Street screws us, the govt. has to raise more money - and now they are putting a 5% tax on PLASTIC SURGERY!!!

What the hell??? I have been unemployed for most of the year and saving my pennies to get rid of my old-age hideousness so that maybe I can get a job!!!

What hope is there for us oldies - I thought I would get the surgery and ride some partner like a horse...and maybe I would be saved!! But now I gotta pay more money -- kiss my saggy old ass Obama - you and your wife got all the "work" you needed and now the rest of us are supposed to STAY UGLY???????

David said...
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Anonymous said...

Oy Obaigbena you dirty filthy wild boar - since when you have seen my Ganga-Jamuna cleaned dong? I never stuck it up your asshole - you pig...just because you have been fucking wild monkeys does not mean I would too - if I didn't have class, I would stick my foot up your ass...

Anonymous said...

Admire Nigerians what a joke.
Look at their shit country.
Peole work wthh them know

Anonymous said...

Have you dealt with this cow, Deborah Sharp? Talk about a nasty, arrogant, unprofessional bitch! LexPollution is scum and their ghetto building is a firetrap.

Anonymous said...

http://us.asiancorrespondent.com/indian-century/woe-english-.htm

Looks like India is suffering from poor English skills and a shoddy educational system.

Sorry, Babu.

Mr. Obaigbena said...

Babu, I saw your dong in a 3rd rate porn classic - "Spring Break - Wild in the Street in India".

Mr. Obaigbena said...

David -- don't fret about your career - you have a massive following in Nigeria - the people there think your yellow jiggly paper-mache ass is hot. And why bother keeping your dong to yourself with so many willing babes out there who consider themselves Star Fuckers?

Anonymous said...

Oye Obaigbena - you see one dirty Indian on one third-rate movie and you think it is me. Oye vat you know asshole - I will come and fuck your mother and then you can ask her how long my dong.

Anonymous said...

11:51. Yeah she is a tough broad. You have be in a really good mood to see her - ....take some Prozac before you go ...'cause looks like she is looking for any reason not to like you...or hire you

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