Leslie says she wants to be a lawyer so she can wear a fancy suit. That’s a great reason and all, but I’m not sure how long she’d be able to stick to sensible fashions.
As a side note, I wanted to show her a few blogs by law school grads who went into the law industry, and found that it wasn’t nearly as fun or glamorous as they thought.
The first is Opinionistas. She went through the typical lawyering path: undergrad, then law degree & bar, then working her way up in a huge firm with the goal of becoming partner. What she found was a bizarro-land of ego trips, pecking orders, maximized billing hours, and practically no life outside the firm and its social circle under penalty of poor performance reviews and ostracization. She was so disturbed by the lifestyle that she went for counseling, and was told to write about her experiences for therapy, and started the blog. Go back into the early archives and read forward.
That’s really the only legal-type blog I’ve read much of, but some of her links look interesting: Barely Legal Blog, about two law school students, and this Anonymous Law Firm really puts it (the job & lifestyle) in perspective.
Anyway, I forgot what I was going to post about. Good thing I had already typed a descriptive title!!!
When I first came back to the Big Campus at work, I discovered that the current trend in women’s suits is suits with shorts slacks. Or slack shorts, or whatever they’re called. There’s probably some specific term for the suits and/or shorts, but I’d have to be a woman or completely gay to know what it is.
Anyway, I quickly forgot about those dopey looking suits until I saw another woman this morning, walking around in a complete shorts suit made of dark mohagony corduroy and wrote a note to get myself to blog about it. It was quite a bit uglier than this outfit, but no less goofy looking, and the woman didn’t look like a model, either.
I’ve even seen one woman walking around in just the shorts with a blouse, but the shorts were cuffed. What is wrong with people?
Anyway, not that Leslie would ever fall for such stupid fashions, but it’s better to be out of the environment so as to avoid contamination. For my part, I stay away from the buildings with the lawyers, HR, and marketing folks. The engineering people never even try to match their clothes, much less keep up with the cutting edge fashions of each season.