November 25, 2008

I suck at life...but mostly my job.


So as you guys (or at least the people who I know actually read occasionally) know I work for my mom. She is a divorce lawyer and I have to say divorcees are the biggest pain in the ass. I mean seriously they think the world should revolve around them. It's not like we have over 100 active cases at any given time or anything. They are like selfish children - you know the kind that you want to smack in the face. Ok - that being said...part of my job should probably be client relations. I should probably try to be nice, helpful, and understanding. I want to be nice and I want to help them, but God they make it hard. They call 3 sometimes 4 times a day and expect me to have a different answer. All I want to say to them is something a very wise person said long ago "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." That being said these people's behavior is usually half of the problem as it is. Do we have no boundries anymore kids? For a real-life example, well I went to the house (that the big ex is living in), last night and she got pissed because I wanted _____. Well no I didn't call, she didn't tell me I needed to...Well no I was nice about it...No I didn't yell at her...etc. Funny enough the big Ex always has a different story, he was an asshole and blah blah blah....which is frankly more likely anyway. Now what do you say to a person who has no boundaries? I'm finding you CAN'T say anything. If you do say something you risk your boss (aka the mom) getting in deep shit...As you know I'm not a quiet person...I'm quite opionated. Now as far as sucking at life...
This job has made me almost entirely anti-marriage (no offense ladies, I'm glad you are cool with it...I find it very brave, frankly), I can sometimes barely stand talking to one of my friend's who is getting divorced (I cannot help you if you do not help yourself), I basically have given up on anything remotely close to the sancitity of marriage (I mean seriously divorce is the problem with marriage, not a loving gay relationships where people may or may not want to be married), I have found that people will use any excuse to fight (generally these are about none other than the all-mighty dollar), and that people really don't usually care about the kid(s) if they can screw the EX over (which is the worst part of all, they didn't make the choices in your life - YOU did). So how is it that I can do my job with out sucking at it? Anyone? Sadly, the honest to gosh worst part of it is that I like my job about half the time. When it's all quiet and people are calm and we can do our thing without having to babysit - things are awesome. I can get a lot done. I can help people if they'll let me and I get to work with my mom (whom I adore mind you - she's the shit). I like about 15% of our clients and I have to say they make my job worth it. I think mom feels the same way...although she discourages me going into law...hmmm?? So what do you guys think I should be when I grow up? Seriously I would like suggestions because mostly what I have is loser, lawyer, or shrink...that's a short list if you ask me. Anywhoser...

1 comment:

Sabrae said...

Can't tell you what to be when you grow up!!! LOL I'm still trying to figure that one out myself! But hey is your mom a wonderful divorce lawyer willing to travel to ohio so i can get rid of my husband??? lol Seriously... bastard just won't sign the papers and i dont have the money to drag him thru the mud in court! lol and yes I'm gay and witha girl now!!! lol and he hates it!