After several months as an agency temp, the time of my deliverance is at hand: the law firm I'm working for has decided to buy me from the temp agency and take me on board.
This is only a qualified success, though. I've been taken on as...a temporary staff attorney. The firm doesn't think hiring a rookie lawyer is worth the risk. A junior partner told it to me straight: they need more experienced attorneys, guys with five years in practice and probably government service.
Still, that means I'm on board for at least another month. I get more money. I get more chances to impress more attorneys. And the people I've worked with thus far can continue to lobby the partners to hire me permanently.
Here's how I see it: It's like being invited to Spring Training. I tried hard, I made it through the first cut, I impressed a few people. There's no room for me in the big-league clubhouse, so instead they sent me down to the minors. If I keep hacking, I'm sure I'll get to the Show.
The immutable system engenders rot
- Minor League