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Awaken Your Spirit
published November 17, 2015
Junior associate, starts her career with a firm, joins a department in which she has no interest. She wants to do Intellectual Property work, but the firm doesn't get enough of that to give her a steady diet of it. She gets involved with the IP Law Committee of the local bar. She gets hooked up with programming, co-writes an article for someone, then starts bringing in clients. "It totally changed the direction of my career!" she comments.
Small firm, looking to expand, hires a guy coming from a very large firm in a nearby city. They have a series of interviews, and invite him to an office outing right before his start date. He comes to the outing and shakes hands with everybody, fits in well. The firm changes its letterhead in anticipation of his arrival. He shows up for work for his first week, and nothing's wrong. He's doing fine and he seems to be happy. The second week— he's a no-show. The firm is frantic. They call home—no answer. They're completely at a loss as to what happened. Finally, in desperation, they call his old firm to see if they've heard from him. The receptionist calmly says, "Oh, he's here right now. I'll put you through." The guy casually comments, "Actually, I never quit this job. I thought I'd try it out to see if I liked it with you better. I didn't. So I decided to stay here."
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