Tuesday, May 02, 2006

About Time

I planned to make these pot racks in the Fall of 2004. Every time I started on the project I got frustrated because I didn't have the right tools, and Home Depot didn't help me.

A few weeks ago I decided to just throw money at the project to get it done: I paid my friend Steve and he created and installed these wonderful racks for me. They spin on the hubs.

Love it.

My other issue with time is that I don't have enough of it. I am drowning in work because my boss keeps giving me more cases even though I am trying to prepare for my first trial that begins in two weeks. Last week I was ill and didn't bill as much as normal, plus he sent us to 1.5 days of Continuing Legal Eduction, which didn't help.

After working all weekend and until 11:00pm yesterday, I came in early to my office to find the following email from my boss:

Please meet with me to review your goal statement for the week. Over the past week, your billable time has dropped dramatically and we need to develope a better balance with billable time. Bring in a copy of your goal statement.

Livid does not begin to describe my mood.


At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Joe Dell said...

What's the big deal? I'm sure your bosshole is busier than you are. No need to get livid just because he didn't make the connection that
1. you were sick
2. had continuing education and
3. worked all weekend to catch up

Who knows? Maybe he'll even apologize. Jeeze lighten up too. You shouldn't bitch about time because you chose your career and everyone knows that lawyers put in too much time for the money they get paid.

Here's hoping it all works out for you in the end.

Nice rack, BTW, very cool design.

At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>everyone knows that lawyers put in too much time for the money they get paid.

Oh yeah... everyone knows that. NOT.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Gilby said...

Geez..lay off, dudes! This girl has a history of working hard and even volunteering her time/legal skills for the good of the community, while her boss has a history of being a dipshit.

Anyhow, Jojo, I hope your boss gets his head out of his ass soon. And that rack is too freakin' cool!

At 9:55 PM, Blogger jojo said...

Hey Gilby! Congrats on your recent race!

Actually, both of the above commenters have a lot of truth in their comments.

1. I have allowed my intense job dissatisfaction to get to me. Too much energy spent bitching and whining about work. My recent & impending lack of free time are standard for my law friends who earn the big bucks - they deal better with it.

2. Lawyers earn ridiculous amounts of money for producing nothing. The majority of legal resources is used to funnel as much money to the wealthy and powerful as possible. We bloat ourselves by sucking legal fees off the tit of the rich.

3. My boss is crazy, but good. After I gave him a glimpse of my anger this morning, he is still excited to try to get me a position with the city. (A lot less money, a lot more free time!!)

Thanks for getting my back though. Feel free to mimic the rack design. Are you ever going to visit Chicago again? You can ride the Julep!

At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Randy said...

I hope your boss is more understanding than he sounds! Good Luck!

Nice Rack! I have a couple of unused wheels, and 10 foot ceilings, I may want to copy?


At 6:06 AM, Blogger George said...

That is a neat rack.

My sister-in-law started in private practice and ended up working for the state.

Way more free time and she's much happier.

At 6:55 AM, Blogger Viragosilverado said...

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At 2:33 PM, Blogger Gilby said...

I sure hope I can make it to Chicago again, but I've got a couple other places in queue first. I don't know if my knees are capable of pushing the Julep's gear!

At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Alberto said...

Get out as soon as you can! Run for the hills (or pedal there, you’ll make it out faster)! Take to the ocean! Whatever. Billable time is so cruel that Dante left it out of his circles of hell. Trust me. Been there. Way too f$$$$$ng long. Life IS too beautiful, but don’t despair. Make it your ultimate goal. Smile at those billable hours. They are limited and finite. Learn as much as you can as quickly as you can, then run. It works. It did for me.


P.S. Nice wheels on your kitchen.

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I rode by you last night (Wed.) on Grand, around 11pm. You said either, "I'd be faster on my fixed gear," or "I can go faster on my fixed gear."

At 2:20 PM, Blogger jojo said...


Weren't we actually riding on Hubbard, though?

Getting blown past while riding the Breeze is still a blow to my ego. I actually was feeling pretty speedy when you proved me oh-so wrong.

As ridiculous as it was, I felt compelled to defend my biking honor and let you know that it was the bike making me slow, and that otherwise I can ride faster.

Completely retarded, I know. (I'm going to blame the late hour that I was coming home from the office)

I didn't think many Chicago people read my babblings. Weird that I might be recognized by strangers on the streets.

Ride well, and feel free to say 'hi' if we meet again.


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