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May 28, 2004

Burn, Bridges, Burn!

Law firm gossip, this time courtesy of a now-former attorney at Paul, Hastings. Why am I always finding out these things from Gawker? Oh well, this is too wickedly delish:

From: [REDACTED]
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:11 PM
Subject: FW: Goodbye...

As many of you are aware, today is my last day at the firm. It is time for me to move on and I want you to know that I have accepted a position as "Trophy Husband". This decision was quite easy and took little consideration. However, I am confident this new role represents a welcome change in my life and a step up from my current situation. While I have a high degree of personal respect for PHJW as a law firm, and I have made wonderful friendships during my time here, I am no longer comfortable working for a group largely populated by gossips, backstabbers and Napoleonic personalities. In fact, I dare say that I would rather be dressed up like a pinata and beaten than remain with this group any longer. I wish you continued success in your goals to turn vibrant, productive, dedicated associates into an aimless, shambling group of dry, lifeless husks.

May the smoke from any bridges I burn today be seen far and wide.

Respectfully submitted,

[SIGNED]

ps. Achilles absent, was Achilles still. (Homer)


Yours, &c., LC | 03:14 PM | Legal | Comments (2)

Comments

i am making a copy of the last part of that memo for use (hopefully) at a later date.

Did you ever see the infamous sushi memo? This also from the good folks at Gawker:
http://www.gawker.com/topic/subject-sushi-options-008729.php. The paralegal wrote it up as a memorandum of law. (heh heh): http://www.gawker.com/archives/sushi.pdf

Posted by: francesa at May 30, 2004 01:33 PM

note to self: it's okay to write nonconformistic gooddbye-notes, because you're to feel good, not guilty. So why not do it with style and once and for all mark the level you're on. Copy the link and save in a good place. Thank Lady C. for bringing good vibes into your life.

Posted by: mademoiselle a. at June 1, 2004 09:04 AM