Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Job Front

So I finally received "my" rejection letter for the job that I really wanted. My is in quotations b/c the envelope had my name on it but the letter was clearly addressed to someone else. I tell you in the legal profession sometimes professionalism is lacking at least with the the people I have had to deal with.

My mother is driving me crazy b/c she keeps sneaking her opinion into conversations. Oh I think you would be a great litigator or so and so said you should litigate. I know my personality the best and I don't do well when it comes to presenting to people which is a big part of litigating. Yesterday she calls me and tells me that she talked to her friend and he said that I should apply to be an asst. district atty. He says that is the best way for me to get experience and that ada don't do any of the courtroom stuff. I proceed to tell her that I don't want that job b/c it is litigation. Then she says well maybe he knows something you don't. Of course that pisses me off. The other issue I have with his advice is that I did apply for a job in the Solicitor's office which is the person who prosecutes misdemeanors and I got turned down--I didn't mean to apply but I did apply(I gave a friend my cover letter and resume and they passed it along without telling me who they gave it to). I got turned down for that job (it sucks to get rejected from a job you didn't even know you applied to). I have friends who have experience in prosecution and they can't even get interviews and I have no experience or interest in prosecution so why would I apply for the job. When I say this my mother says I have an attitude.
The problem with my mother is when I give her facts to go against some random person's opinion I have an attitude. She doesn't like to be wrong so I have to have an attitude when she is wrong. I want a job and I know I will have one but I have to get it in my own way. I realize that my mother wants to run my life and I have known this for a long time. It drives me crazy. She thinks that I am supposed to fall back but you know me--not my style.

I hope this makes sense b/c I don't feel like proofreading or anything. Enjoy my craziness!

2 comments:

Stacie von Kutieboots said...

booooo, that does suck to be rejected by something you didn't apply to.

moms. do they come in non-meddling form? they just can't imagine their children doing things without their input.

jameil1922 said...

sigh. it def. makes sense. i don't think that's just your mother. my mom relaxes on it most of the time but sometimes i'm like MOM!! LET ME DO THIS!! i guess in some respects we'll be the same with our children. there will be something we do that makes them want to shake and choke us. lol.