Monday, March 22, 2010

UGH!

Three hours in landlord-tenant court trying to adjourn another attorney's case that is (SURPRISE!) on for a trial..... $200.

Locksmith spending one hour letting me into my apartment that I stupidly locked myself out of because I ran to the mailbox to check on whether or not a deadbeat client remitted payment of $500 that he CLAIMS he sent me--only to find out that he still hasn't sent it.............................. $270.

13 comments:

  1. Sucks...well, at least you locked the key inside rather than losing it. A friend of mine had to pay to get the whole building re-keyed when he lost his...

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  2. That sucks. You should bill the client for the lock.

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  3. lawyers make less than everyone else. I would like a job cleaning pools, myself

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  4. "lawyers make less than everyone else."

    whoa there. let's not go too nuts. 200 bucks for 3 hours work is still over 30 bucks an hour. some attorneys talk a lot of crap about wanting to be Starbucks servers or whatever, but you're making about 3 times as much doing legal work. Feel free to shift gears and go clean pools though.

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  5. correction, 200 bucks for 3 hours is over 60 bucks an hour. hahah. man my brain is fried. But yea, well above your average American, and probably even better than your average attorney.

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  6. As an update, I ended up paying the damn locksmith $370. He totally blows my salary out of the water. And I don't consider the $200 made until the attorney pays me. Let's see if he does. You often have to chase down fellow lawyers for money as often as you chase down dead beat clients.

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  7. Just a tip for next time, break a window. Much cheaper.

    If you have no window to break (i.e. if you're on the 22nd floor like me), keep a key hidden somewhere within walking distance. If it's found, nobody will ever connect it to your door if it is a block away.

    D

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  8. "You often have to chase down fellow lawyers for money as often as you chase down dead beat clients."

    No kidding. Lawyers and Doctors are not so quick to pay. I demand cash up front (Foonberg's Rule).

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  9. It is tough out there for pretty much everyone. The guy living in my father's old house is a locksmith. He was considering going to law school. The man is in his mid 40s.

    My wife gave me the phone, and I set him straight. Law school is for idiots who don't have the connections or brains to get into something better, i.e. more secure.

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  10. Nando, I believe you misspoke.

    Law school is for people who DO have connections, for many of them will just stumble into a job they may or may not deserve.

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  11. The moral of the story: It's better to go Locksmith School than to Law School. Besides, if you can't make it as a locksmith, you can go into "business" for yourself knocking over banks and stores and whatnot.

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