Some Lawyers Enjoying Unemployment
While some newly unemployed lawyers are frantically scrambling to find any job, even if it means working for free, others are using their newfound free time and generous severance pay to party the night away, according to Charlotte, N.C.-based radio station, WFAE 90.7 FM.
The WFAE report focuses on comments from Jeff Steiner, recently laid off from a Charlotte firm in August. Though Steiner is diligently volunteering and considering his next career steps, he notes that many of his similarly situated colleagues are simply frittering away their time:
"I know people who haven't done a thing literally since August and that will go out drinking seven nights a week til two a.m. every night," says Steiner. "You know? I mean it's dumb."
Jeff may be a little more careful, but he's also not hurting as much as some. With a nice severance package, he has the luxury of taking a little time to decide what comes next:
In your experience, are the majority of laid-off associates you know acting a little too laid back when it comes to thinking about their future? Send your comments below.
Posted by Carolyn Elefant on March 18, 2009 at 03:18 PM | Permalink
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