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Legal Assistant Job Posting: Mary Poppins Wannabes Apply Here

Legal Assistant Job Posting:  Mary Poppins Wannabes Apply Here

Above the Law got this horrid job posting first (dang it, do I have to add law school job boards to my Craigslist ad searches?) and bills it as “the most depressing job posting ever” for law students.

Elie, it’s the most depressing job posting ever for real legal assistants, too.

We’re actually kind of fortunate the employer thinks law students are the only ones smart enough to photo-copy, fax, run errands, schedule appointments and change diapers – simultaneously.

You can check out the ATL post for the gory details, but basically, an Austin immigration law firm wants a nanny that can double as a legal assistant. No, a nanny with a college degree who really wants to be a lawyer when she’s done being a nanny.

I find it hard enough to do my job, without adding a 4-month old infant to the mix.

Somehow the ATL post brings to mind that classic Mary Poppins’ song, “A Spoonful of Sugar” (sing along if you know it, with your best Julie Andrews imitation):

In ev’ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap!
The job’s a game

And ev’ry task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree! It’s very clear to see that

A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

I don’t think a spoonful of sugar’s gonna make these job duties go down in anywhere close to a delightful way. The students at UT Law certainly aren’t seeing the “element of fun.”

Dirty diaper, anyone?

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