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Paralegal Job Posting of the Week: “Don’t Throw People Under The Bus”

Paralegal Job Posting of the Week: “Don’t Throw People Under The Bus”

Or “Loose” the Attitude. Like You Have to Ask Me Twice.

This Craigslist ad for a Dallas law firm is few weeks old, but it’s too good not to share:

…looking for a Paralegal to support several attorneys. This is a fast-paced insurance defense, Civil Litigation law firm in the Turtle Creek area. Candidates must have strong litigation skills, exceptional organizational skills, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, type a minimum of 50 wpm, and be detailed oriented. Paralegal Certification is required. Other necessary traits: No egomaniacs, loose the attitude, be willing to work hard, mind your manners, be able to laugh at yourself and, most importantly, don’t throw people under the bus. The firm provides a competitive salary commensurate with experience and exceptional benefits (401K, medical, parking, vision, etc.)

It starts out like a garden-variety legal support staff ad – until you get to the confusing and somewhat spastic personal traits, which made my head spin when I tried to sort them out.

Be humble. Got it.

“Loose” the attitude. Okay. I am woman, hear me ROAR.

Oh, you had more ladylike good manners in mind? No more roaring. Hear me purr.

Also hear me chuckle over my own silliness.

Don’t throw anybody under a bus. Check. ‘Cause I so would have if you hadn’t told me not to. Oh, right, “loose” the attitude.

This must be why so many paralegal ads say “must be able to laugh at yourself.”

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Thanks to my lovely Twitter informant who passed this ad along to me. I’m keeping her identity confidential, because she actually applied for this job. Good luck, sweetie!

5 Responses to Paralegal Job Posting of the Week: “Don’t Throw People Under The Bus”

  1. I am in a college computer lab reading this, hoping that nobody thinks I am weird as I silently laugh at this posting. This made my day. Thanks for sharing this.

    Colin

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