End of the Day: 9/29/2008

Relatively quiet day compared to last week – I think many of us are out there actively networking and looking for new positions.  


– those who received the WARN Notice e-mail on Friday also received a hard copy via FedEx on Saturday.  Anyone want to wager how much that Saturday delivery cost?

– Heller management via Human Resources notifies us of an internal Placement Opportunities website:

Heller Ehrman is committed to helping employees throughout the firm find new job opportunities. To support this effort, we have created the Placement Opportunities Web site. This online tool is available to all employees and can be accessed from the intranet homepage.

The database is being supplied with opportunities from a variety of recruiters and placement firms that we have been in contact with. Many of these jobs are not posted on the Web site of external companies or firms. We encourage you to contact the hiring manager or recruiter listed for the opportunities that are available.

The database is sorted alphabetically by the company or recruiting agency seeking candidates. We will continually update this site and all recent postings will be marked as “new.”

If you have a job lead that you would like to have added to this database, please email an electronic copy to [redacted] in Firmwide Human Resources.

confirmation from Matt Larrabee that shareholder vote is complete and dissolution of Heller Ehrman is approved

Finally, let me just say something about the COBRA issue.  On the surface, most people think that the firm is going to fully shut down on November 28, 2008 and therefore there will not be any medical plans to be continued via COBRA.

To be clear, there will be a skeleton crew of people left to manage the still lingering business of the firm.  From what I’ve gathered, the Coudert Brothers dissolution in 2005 kept a small staff employed for months if not years.

So, it is well within the power of Heller shareholders to keep at least one of these skeleton staff people in each plan so that the rest of us have access to continued health care coverage via COBRA.  COBRA does not cost the shareholders a dime except to have that one person in the plan.  Staff who want to continue coverage via COBRA pay the full premium plus up to 2-3% for administrative costs.

Am I the only one seeing the sense and simplicity in such a concept?  Perhaps I am aspirating too much salt water and need a better flotation device.  You tell me.

Today’s shipboard entertainment: Erasure singing Ship of Fools.

Over and out.

Heller Drone
Cruise Director


2 Responses to “End of the Day: 9/29/2008”

  1. 1 Incoming Associate 29 September 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Will formerly incoming associates have access to these job-hunting resources?

  2. 2 hellerdrone 29 September 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Unfortunately you need a login to the Heller network to have access to this information.

    Heller Drone
    Cruise Director

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