Spreadin’ The Holiday Cheer

Oh the joys of visiting Above The Law and bravely reading through the comments on posts!  Usually I make through the first ten, scroll to the end of the comments, work my way up and even then my attention only lasts about 20 seconds due to the sophmoric content.

But I love it when comments come in from non-attorney staff and are spot on.  In a recent article on whether or not you should give a gift to your secretary (and if so, what item or value), there is this hidden gem:

“I hope all of you cheap bastards who don’t believe a hard-working secretary deserves at least a 5% bonus, whether you are partners or associates, all get herpes, you pass it on to your undersexed, tight-assed wives (or husbands), they divorce you, then you marry a younger spouse who gives you syphilis. Laywers are sometimes unjustifiably the most self-centered, greedy, and elitist people in this country. “

Ahhh, good times.  Good holiday times.



7 Responses to “Spreadin’ The Holiday Cheer”

  1. 1 anon2 13 December 2008 at 5:20 am

    Today was a rather tough day – considering the fact that this would have been the day us Hellerites would have received our yearly bonus checks. I know I’m not the only one that worked my ass off the entire 12 months (from Oct. 2007 to Oct. 2008) for nothing. Literally. I am currently working temporarily in a law office office and today that firm handed out (generous) year end bonuses to ALL staff, hosted their annual “Christmas” party (Yay for keeping with tradition!) AND have given us the day after Christmas off! And the management didn’t make a big deal out of all of it – i.e., lay on the guilt trip. It made me angry all over again – especially after spotting a (former) Heller shareholder on the commute home tonight. At least the shareholder must have felt some shame – he pretended not to notice me. Merry Christmas.

  2. 2 To Heller And Back 15 December 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Anon2: Re the “annual “Christmas” party (Yay for keeping with tradition!)” — you obviously are not Jewish/Muslim/Atheist/Hindu, etc., and you do not see how some non-Christians may cringe at a supposedly inclusive-for-all-employees party bearing the label of “Christmas.” (“Christmas” is actually a johnny-come-lately ripoff of a special solstice season that was celebrated long before your saviour Jesus was born.)

    How would you feel if a company-wide party was labeled a Hanukkah Party? A Kwanzaa Party? A Yalda Party? A Saturnalia Party? A Karachun Party?

    Sectarian celebrations are fine for sectarian communities, but in the inclusive workforce they are divisive.

    Happy Holidays!

  3. 3 Heller Drone 15 December 2008 at 1:06 pm

    To Heller And Back:

    How about a Lighten Up And Don’t Be Nitpicking It’s The Holidays And I’m Unemployed party?

  4. 4 Legal Secretary 16 December 2008 at 12:25 am

    “To Heller and Back”:

    If your PC snit got any worse, you’d be snapping ‘bah Humbug!’ and slapping everyone upside the head with a sock full of coal! Please stop enjoying yourself so much destroying the joy of Christmas for everyone!

  5. 5 anon2 16 December 2008 at 1:10 am

    Thanks Heller Drone and Legal Secretary! The tradition of the United States of America for the past 225 years or so is to celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas!!! Sometimes the tradition and simplicity of things is the most comforting. Merry Christmas to one and all!!

  6. 6 Lola Falana 16 December 2008 at 10:36 am

    I don’t care what type of party it is, as long as its not a funeral…

  7. 7 Another Former Associate 24 December 2008 at 3:51 am

    Perhaps we should suspend discussions of religion and politics on this site.

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