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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:16 AM

I really like the people I work with.

I am a legal secretary in Washington, DC. I moved to this area twelve years ago. I didn't want to work in a law firm, but shortly found out that for my skill set, going as a legal secretary was the only game in town.

I have worked for some amazing hatclowns. I won't go into detail.

When I returned from medical leave last March, I was assigned to a group of four attorneys. My heaviest hitter is a former ambassador to the UN in Geneva. He gets anxious and angry and has an occasional explosive episode. (He always apologizes. ) But for the first time in twelve years, this kind of behavior doesn't make me anxious. I can blow it off rather than internalizing it. I don't know what changed in me -- maybe it was the interferon -- but it's the most welcome change in my inner self in decades.

I really like working with him. I like working with my next-important heavy hitter, and with my international strategy consultant and my other two attorneys as well.

I know how lucky I am. Not only do I have a job, but I don't work with hatclowns anymore.

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Bertha Venation Nov 2012 OP
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #1
Bertha Venation Nov 2012 #4
blueknight Nov 2012 #2
Bertha Venation Nov 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #5

Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:47 AM

1. Wow. In DC that's amazing!

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:38 AM

4. Right?

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:23 PM

2. eventhough he can erupt

he sounds like he would be a very interesting guy to talk to

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Response to blueknight (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:37 AM

3. He really is.

He's the smartest mofo in the room. He worked on the Hill for Hubert Humphrey, and was ambassador in the Clinton Administration. I really enjoy talking to him (and reading his emails (part of my job)).

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:37 PM

5. Congrats, my dear Bertha!

How cool is that? You get to work with great people, PLUS they pay you!



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