Temp Life at Some of America's Most Notorious Legal Sweatshops
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Red Flag The Ad
As many of you know, legal professionals all over the country are suffering during these economic times. In Richmond, many who have relied on contract and temporary assignments are being taken advantage of as concerns wages and over-time. Moreover, we have all witnessed the diminishing amount of respect being accorded to our peers who have worked very hard to become attorneys and paralegals. Last minute cancellations, misrepresentations and a general lack of regard have become the norm.
That said, please help protect what is left of our integrity by NOT responding to craigslist posts that do not identify the hiring agency. The anonymity that craigslist provides, allows the agencies to gather resumes and then undercut your pay as they fight amongst each other for the few assignments available in the Richmond market. This results in lower wages, greater turn over and less respect for our profession as a whole.
You have worked hard to become a legal professional. Don’t send your resume to a faceless email address. It hurts all of us (attorneys, paralegals and even the agencies) in the long run. Please join me in flagging posts that do not identify the agency or law firm in question.