Folks, the main intent of your Cruise Director is to convey information without causing panic. But because he and several other Hellerites are also ex-Brobeckians (please, do not call us “law firm angels of death” – that’s an old one!), we know from what we know:
There is a scheduled pay day for Friday, September 25, 2008. If you have direct deposit, please check first thing on Friday to make sure the money is there. And if you still receive an actual check, please cash it immediately. I’m not kidding. Does anyone remember that Friday at Brobeck in San Francisco when so many of us went down to the bank to cash our checks that the bank ran out of cash?
The reason I bring this up: there is a hastily called shareholder meeting today at 4:30 pm PDT. The topic: to discuss information received from the bank.
What does this mean? It could mean several things such as bankruptcy which is the worse case or it could mean that the bank is forcing a dissolution of the firm based on current cash on hand, credit and projected finances.
Please don’t panic. I know that is hard to say but we as support staff, the people who have also made sure that every i is dotted, every t is crossed, every pleading is signed and the first line starts on Line 8 or Line 13 depending upon the venue – we are the ones who always make sure our attorneys remain calm. We need to do the same for each other. We’ll get through this and we don’t want anyone to get hurt right now.
Information is crucial right now. If you have it, spill it in the comments.