Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fool Me Once

I received the following email from several ticked off people this week. If you have followed this blog for any particular length of time, you would know that a project offer from SkaTTTen is like receiving a vow of fidelity from Eliot Spitzer, or a promise from Barack Obama that taxes will not be increased on the middle class.

"Hello,

I wanted to update to let you know, with my deepest regrets and with Skadden’s deep regrets, that the project has now been postponed indefinitely. If anything changes, I will let you know as soon as possible. Clutch Group and Skadden both apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. I hope we have the opportunity to staff you on a project soon. Keep me updated as to your availability. Have a great weekend.

Elle

Recruiter
ClutchGroup
Smart solutions. No borders"

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

They moved the project to India!

Anonymous said...

Is this the project that was $43/hr, 12hrs a day, for days on end? To think that some people were tempted to leave their projects for this? Well, such is life. Temp town really sucks!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yikes !!

Anonymous said...

Anyone that left a project for this is a fool. You never quit a project unless you put in time at a new project and are confident that the new project will be ongoing. Morons that don't know how the game is played, and cowtow to the recruiters won't be putting food on the table, esp ITE.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Temping is a nasty world. The recruiters don't give a shit.
My friend was recruited a few weeks ago for a three-month project by a large firm. First they interviewed him, and the fat partner swore it was three-months, then for three weeks they held him up on background check - during which the start date was undecided and he could not even start a small project. He gave up several projects in between just because he felt he had committed to the company and recruiter and felt bad about ditching them after an expensive background check. But they had no qualsm getting rid of people only within two weeks!!! Basically he put in a alot of time and money in this project and they did not give a shit.

Anonymous said...

First mistake was believing fat snake partner. Second mistake was giving up other projects in the interim.

Sonia said...

My husband stood me up with that 35 year old, now Elle stood me up. I hope I can get some alimony, or I won't be able to eat.

Anonymous said...

Shame! Shame! Unbelievable how Clutch kept me on a short leach for a week to then send me a not-so-sorry email to say that the project was postponed. Elle...shame on you biatch!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! I knew with absolute certainty the minute I saw the initial email that this gig would NEVER happen! Clutch is utterly notorious for this shit. Back when Joselle was there they pulled this stuff all the time. Clutch has never actualy had a project get started, it is aparently of bunch of lonely broads that post fake jobs to punk people. Clutch is a complete joke of an agency- once a year they post a $43/hr Skadden gig and get everyone all excited and then cancel it at the last minute.

Recruiter said...

I shouldn't be telling you this, but Elle and I met up for happy hour after work yesterday. After she high fived me, we were rolling on the floor laughing over the fact that many of you losers actually believed that you were worth 43 bucks per hour.

PUNKED, BIATCHES!

Anonymous said...

I am Babu, a Document Review Attorney in Bangalore. Can I have your hand in marriage, sweet Ms. Recruiter? My parents have arranged for me to marry Miss Poona Bhatterjee of Chandigharh, but I secretly lust for your soft, creamy skin. Please, I am begging you, Miss Recruiter. Marry me and I will endow your family with our large statute of Vishnu.

Anonymous said...

Over the years, Access Group has established a history of industry innovations, such as offering the first private Bar Examination Loan to help cover the expenses of students studying for and taking the Bar Examination, creating the first over-the-phone application in student lending, and offering the first fully interactive graduate student loan application on the Web.

CORPORATE INFORMATION
Access Group operates out of Wilmington, Delaware. Christopher P. Chapman serves as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Richard A. Matasar, the dean and president of New York Law School, currently serves as the chair of the board of directors.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_Group"

Nando said...

What a great, secure, financially-rewarding, noble, honorable "profession" law is, huh?

Hmmm...for $ome rea$on, the law schools, ABA, and industry journals don't provide a full and accurate picture of the legal industry to prospective law students.

Sonia said...

One of my molars fell out last week. I had to use a pair of pliers and a meat cleaver to get the stubborn thing out.

Sonia said...

It was either paying for a trip to the dentist, or falling back on my payments to Matasar's loan company. With that balloon interest rate, I chose the former.

Hopefully, when Medicare kicks in in two years I will be eligible for dentures.

Anonymous said...

1:19 You are right. He thought if he took up other projects and left the one he was supposed to wait for he would burn his bridges with the agency and the firm. You are damned if you do and damed if you don't.

Anonymous said...

Sonia - why don't you try and lay a rich partner on your next gig. Ride him like a horse and he may not leave you. You should try and get in shape and get some plastic surgery beforehand.

Anonymous said...

By the way, whatever happned to Lifer - Sonia's olg age ramblings remind me of her - but Lifer was much cuter.

Anonymous said...

This Elle character sounds like a slippery weasel. I have met with her and she is fairly decent looking, though. Better than most of the fat NJ guido types. Still, what's the point of being OK-looking when your heart is black????

HEART OF DARKNESS

Anonymous said...

actually 15 attorneys started on thursday. they just didnt the huge group.

Anonymous said...

Agencies do this all the time. They have a certain limited number of spots available, but they book 5x as many people as backups. If everyone show, they dump the rest. God forbid if the job candidates does this, They will be blacklisted. Double standard.

Anonymous said...

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Sonia said...

Elle won't take my call. You know in 1969 I used to run around like the hot little thing. Mother Nature catches up with you.

Anonymous said...

I knew it was dej ja vu from the last time josselle pulled that bs w/ Skadden, wonder why she no longer works with crutch?, maybe her visa extension was denied? Really I shouldn't complain, was good money though, and met some good people,...I played along with Elle, I am on a project already, but ya never know in this business and just in case "yes we can" so I said i was available! Pay Me Biatch! ..............and whats up with no more car rides!! the fucken train Sucks!

Hopeless NYLS Grad said...

At this point, I would gladly trade in my NYLS degree and licenses to practice law for a full discharge of my massive student loan debt. They can even keep the portion I've already paid back during the time I've worked in doc review. We can forget this all happened and I can start over.

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me how all these "law schools" that aren't part of a university started?

I mean, we have New York Law School, Brooklyn Law School, etc. And in California there are like 100 law schools starting with bigger ones like Southwestern "University", in LA, Cal Western and Thomas Jefferson in SD, Golden Gate in SF, etc. that aren't really part of universities or colleges.

How did all these bogus, phony diploma mills start?

I guess at one time it was really lucrative for a bunch of egomaniacal attorneys with delusions of professorship and deanhood to get together, raise a little cash, buy a building, recruit a bunch of loser dorks and nebbishes from Scarsdale and Weekhauken and East Orange and Staten Island, who couldn't get into real, prestigious universities, purchase a bunch of wood pulp wholesale on the commodities exchanges, and start running the printing presses nonstop 24/7, cranking out law diplomas as if they were toilet paper.

And maybe they are toilet paper by now. By now, word has gotten 'round that the LargeLaw firms are keelhauling their pampered Ivy-League (T14), Semi-Ivy League (Tier One), and Pseudo-Ivy League (Tier Two) associates, sending them on extended "sabbaticals" to teach Andean villagers in Peru and Tibetan monks English and how to wipe their asses, at 1/8th their former salaries, so the value of all these people's law degrees has plummeted like a naked, greased Rush Limbaugh sliding down Mount Fuckwad.

With that deflation, whaddaya all think the value of degrees from places like NYLS and BLS now are? Prolly worth about as much as seat on the Bangladeshi Turd Exchange.

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The Yuppie Attorney said...

!Never ever trust a Recruiter! In I.T., I always had a employment K and a confirmed start date before I did anything.

Remember, this Recruiter job is viewed by them as just a stepping stone job. They want to move into the Vendor's Sales or HR Dept. This is the Recruiter's focus, not you! Recruiters can scr*w you over, then sleep well at night, at no cost to them.

The delicious Irony of this game is, that they will post for new job next week and you will send them your Resume after they scr*wed you over. Tell everyone you know Ms Recruiter X scr*wed you over. Ask for different Recruiter at her firm. Make her Job rough, then sleep well.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone please help me? I was unemployed for months and then one week in between I worked freelance for an attorney [who will issue me a 1099]. When I refile for unemployment after a break in the claim they ask me if I was self-employed?
Will I be denied benefits if I was self-employed?

Anonymous said...

10:53

I think the answer to your question is "yes", but you should check with your state employment agency, which would have the definitive answer. I don't think the answer to your question is a matter of the US Tax Code, I think it has more to do with the policies of the state unemployment agencies.

Anonymous said...

Am I correct in assuming that eligibility for unemployment has less to do with amount earned than how it is split over the quarters.

I earned more than $8910 in my high quarter but because half that amount [$4455] was not earned over the rest of the quarters I cannot get unemployment? I only made $2600over the rest of the quarters.

So essentially I would have been better off I had earned less in my high quarter. Let's say $5200 - that way the $2600 I did earn over the rest of the quarters would contitute half of high quarter and I could get benefits.

I am being penalized for earning more?? That does not make sense???

Stupid Sexy Flanders said...

10:53

Yes, you can not be on unemployment any longer. It's a rough situation you're in, but my understanding is that people who are self-employed (or were self-employed) cannot claim unemployment. In general, there are two reasons:

1. Your employer pays unemployment taxes. Since you are "self-employed" (even though you worked for someone), that someone didn't pay unemployment taxes.

2. The self-employed exclusion is designed so that people who owned their own businesses, like stores at the mall, couldn't hop onto unemployment when mall traffic fell or whatever. It's unfortunate you are treated as self-employed even though in reality, you really weren't.



1:58, yes, you are correct in theory. I don't know the exact numbers for your jurisdiction. But those sound about right. Generally, the idea behind that is so the ue agency isn't paying you out at such a high compensation rate as if you were a high earner the entire year. This is why most people say as a rule of thumb that you should have worked at least 6 consecutive months before filing for unemployment. It's rare for people who have worked 6 straight months to be paid less than half for one 3-month period when compared to the other three month period.

it would have been better for you personally to have only earned $5200 in the one quarter. this is because it would've been better for the state, b/c the state unemployment agency only has to compensate you at the lower rate matching the 5200 high quarter, not having to match the 8910 high quarter.

I can see how that is unfair though.

Anonymous said...

Stupid Sexy Flanders - thank you so much. I have been trying to get through to the Unemployment Office but cannot due to high call volume.

So thanks for the input. You are not Stupid and Very Sexy....

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Better Coder said...

Hey All,

Thought I'd check in and let you guys know how good it feels to be on a never-ending project and be making my new raise $$$$. I am frequenting all the hip clubs and fingering all the best twat - including more than two different associates at my existing firm.

Very Truly Yours,
Long Dong Coder

Anonymous said...

Shut Up Better Coder - you are a loser and you know it. Women may fall for David because at least he has a proper job and a personality to be out there in the real world -- but no real woman would fall for a dungeon boy.

Polyester Polly said...

Truth be told, oh Lawd Jesus, forgive me for what I am about to say, all us recruiters are dirty filthy wenches and pimps.

Frankly we don't give a shit about anyone -- as long as the client is happy. This is New Yawk City bitches -- people can be thrown away like yesterday's tampon!!!

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Anonymous said...

If your Unemployment Extensions go beyond the end of your benefit year can you still claim them or do you have to file a new claim?

Anonymous said...

Better Coder,

I'm glad to know you're happy with your never ending project. It's such a great use of your JD to sit in front of a computer and read emails for a career. Are you working 60 or 70 hours a week?

The great thing about making a career out of coding is that you know what you'll be doing 5 and even 10 years from now. Sitting in front of a computer reviewing docs for 60-70 hours a week.

Good luck to you and your intelligent choice of a career better coder.

Anonymous said...

8:43 - If you are in NY, at your 1 year mark, they will review your work history and determine if you are eligible to start a new claim. If you aren't eligible, you can continue collecting under your original claim under the extended unemployment program.

Anonymous said...

9:26 Thanks so much for your response. I get a better and clearer response on this site than I do on numerous other so-called unemployment sites!!

I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Better Coder,

You're doing this in India, right?

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Evil Dave said...

Better Coder is actually coding in downtown Mumbai. He is actually not licensed to practice law in the United States and does not hold JD or even an LLM.

He can sling curry with the best of them.

License? License? He don't need no stonkin' license, he paractices American law in India.

Friend said...

He does not seem dishonest:

“We own our students' outcomes," Matasar said at the AALS program. "We took them. We took their money. We live on their money. … And if they don't have a good outcome in life, we're exploiting them. It's our responsibility to own the outcomes of our institutions. If they're not doing well ... it's gotta be fixed. Or we should shut the damn place down. And that's a moral responsibility that we bear in the academy.”

At 50 law schools, 20 percent of the students either flunked out, can’t find jobs or have unknown outcomes, according to another speaker at the program, Indiana University law professor William Henderson. TaxProf Blog also transcribed some of his remarks.

Matasar questioned whether students are beginning to understand that law school does not guarantee a good job. He said registrations for the law school admissions test are flat or below the norm for this year. “That's never happened in a downturn in the economy before,” he said. “They're catching on. Maybe this thing they are doing is not so valuable. Maybe the chance at being in the top 10 percent is not a good enough lottery shot in order to effectively spend $120,000 and see it blow up at the end of three years of law school.”

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Spare us the ignorant cheap shot at Obama.