Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Am sick of getting sick!

It seems like I feel ill once every two weeks or so. I cannot figure out if I keep catching bugs from my co-workers, who keep catching bugs from their kids.. Or do I keep getting ill because I have been working too much?? Or is it a combination of both? All I know is that I feel sick again today. But I cannot take today off because I have too much work to do. Hopefully the caffeine from my cup of coffee will give me some temporary energy and help improve my outlook on the day.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weekend, what weekend?

I billed twenty hours this weekend. Need I say more?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Office Silence

I am usually the first person from my practice group to arrive at the office in the morning. I love it! The lights are all off on my floor of the building. There is complete silence on the floor. And I am able to finish a lot of my projects before my boss shows up for the day. I know that I probably sound a bit geeky, but I love having the mornings to myself.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Weekend Plans

Sleep in...Eat breakfast and read the WSJ with the hubby. Play Frisbee and run with the dog...Mindless reading of mindless novels....And...finish up a few work-related projects!

Those darn attorneys....

For clarification purposes, I did in fact graduate from law school last year. However, I currently work as a business consultant, not as an attorney.

Anyway, now for my story... I have participated on a few client calls lately, where our client corporation has had their outside counsel sit in on the call as well. And the most frustrating part of dealing with outside counsel has been their lack of understanding regarding the business side of transactions. They seem to know the law inside and out, but cannot grasp the business and even corporate governance rationale behind some of the provisions we add to plan documents. And instead of admitting that they do not fully understand these concepts, these attorneys recommend certain courses of action to our client corporations that are not good business or corporate governance practices. I cannot believe some of the bad business advice these attorneys have been doling out to our clients. Everyone on my team at work is not only trained in accounting and tax, but is also an attorney. We get the law side and the business side of transactions. I think it is inexcusable for some of the attorneys we interact with to try to provide advice that they have no basis for providing... I know this rant is vague, but I don't dare disclose the actual details of the story. Suffice it to say, that the recommendations from outside counsel would result in horrible business consequences to our clients. It's crazy to me....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

No Sleep...

When interviewing for my current job last year, I was told that the work-life balance at this company was much better than I would experience at a law firm. Ummm, I do not think it is possible to work more than I currently do. I have worked 13-15 hour days for the last few weeks. And when I am not in the office, I am working at home. I am grateful to have a good job during crappy economic times. However, I would like to get some sleep sometime in the near future....