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Black woman going to law school in Portland, OR and will be practicing here once graduating…pray for me. Lol

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I did a take home assignment in lieu of one of the rounds of an interview process. Never again. 🤡 I got offered the job, but the salary was whack. That assignment should’ve been red flag number 1.

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Recently, my boss has turned critical, making me feel inadequate. The repetitive nature of my work has left me feeling unmotivated and unfulfilled. My anxiety has skyrocketed, and after multiple job c… more

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How many times have you cried lately? 😂 I don’t even wanna count.

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This is why I keep my goals to myself unless they’re somebody who can help me get there.

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I know I work too much, but I don’t have the power to change that right now until I can find a new job. I’m finding myself hiding just how much I work when I’m in new relationships so I don’t scare th… more

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Happy First Friday! 🎉 What are your weekend plans?

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Good exit options from big law v10 litigation? Senior associate. Don’t drag me lol, but I want to do something glamorous. Going in-house to like Abbott or United Health doesn’t feel glamorous.

At this… more

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And raise the salary too

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New attorneys have to do a skit or taken show for the rest of the attorneys and staff in our office. Does anyone have any ideas of skits? I don’t want to do the talent show because my talent can’t be … more

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What do you do to get back the motivation to work?

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😂😂😂

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Anyone else watching the hearing to determine if Fani Willis should be disqualified?

I have been obsessed! I watched every witness testimony live. Politics and impact aside, it has been so rewarding … more

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Has anyone considered doing a surrogacy while working? Do you have a decent leave policy? How much did it cost you?

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How to address being purposefully and intentionally left out of team things without coming off the angry Black woman?

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I’m a poc in a small practice group, there is one white partner and one partner of color. The white partner is fantastic to work for, but the poc partner is awful. I’m the only associate of color and … more

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My motto these days.

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Don’t forget to praise your good paralegals in private (preferably in writing) behind their backs to their supervisors. Just sent one of our paralegal’s boss a congrats email explaining how invaluable… more

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Can anyone recommend a real estate and/or business lawyer in the Chicago area?

Thanks!

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Does anyone know of any black real estate organizations or conferences? I want to work in real estate, but I have no idea what types of jobs are out there (other than finance). Thanks in advance!

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This hiring takes “hiring someone with differing views” to another level 😐

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When sales associates follow me around stores on my lunch break, I put them to work. I don’t need a shopping cart boo 💅🏾 Come hold this for me! Go check in the back for another one too because I don… more

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Just came here to vent because plaintiff’s counsel was so sloppy with document production responses providing a catch all answer for all of our requests, stating plaintiff produced all documents if an… more

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Is something wrong with me?

When I started my job, I loved it. Now 2 years later, I resent it. This is not another generic “I hate my job” post. I have full blown resentment and have checked out. This happens to … more

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lol today a recruiter meant to send me the job description in an attachment in an email. Instead, he sent me his personal notes listing every candidate he’s interviewed, where they work, what they get… more

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One of my favorite professors just passed away. He looked incredibly young, was extremely positive and energetic, was in his 60’s and was an extreme health nut (always running marathons and biking). H… more

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I haven’t seen anything about the passing of Eric Mays on Fishbowl. He was hilarious. 😂 Point of Order

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Do you still have a relationship with your professors from law school? How did you maintain a relationship after you graduated?

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Some of my friends are saying I should lie about what I do on dating sites until I get to know guys and say I’m a paralegal or firm office manager so that I’m not attracting guys who are only after me… more

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The NFL had a policy of paying less in concussion legal settlements to black players than white players until 2021. Wanna know what excuse they gave? They said black players have a lower cognitive baseline ability than white players (I.e. they’re dumber) so therefore they deserve less money. 🙄 And people want to know why “you people”make “eVeRy ThInG aBoUt rAcE.”

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And the “tone + mannerisms” complaints have begun! Work product is ELITE though. It’s not easy being a black woman in corporate America

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Some people argue that AI will enable more black people to be creative and richer because they can finally compete by being able to make more complex things traditionally reserved to large multimillion dollar studios. Others say it’s going to take away jobs and drive more of us into poverty because implicit bias means we’re not getting picked for that job. Tyler Perry just admitted he uses AI and it will cost jobs. Thoughts?

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It’s the last Friday of February 🎉 What are your weekend plans?

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I finally met Boo Boo the Fool, and it’s me.

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Then, they will claim that systemic racism does not exist. WELL, EXPLAIN THIS!!!

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I know a lot of these started out black owned. No wonder so many of the products I used to use all the time that were perfect for our hair no longer work. I spend at least 5 hours a week getting my hair together for work or getting protective styles, so having ineffective watered down cheapened products after they’ve been bought out just adds to the time I spend doing my hair. (We shouldn’t need to be in this office anyway, as it didn’t matter when I worked from home)

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And they’re always so loud with it too! My biggest fear when I was an underpaid junior was getting my card declined while out to lunch with a coworker. I stayed, “not hungry” when coworkers would invite me to lunch. Now my fear is I’ll forget to unlock my card when out with coworkers.

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With all the news about Fani Willis, Tiffany Henyard and of course Clarence Thomas, do you think that people will be less willing—even compared to historical norms—to appoint/elect black people to pos… more

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Posting this as a follow-up to the post a couple weeks ago about feeling anxious leaving your laptop when you go on vacation.. y’all better sling them laptops and rest.

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