The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
…’cause Other Companies Want Me Bad
Paralegal: Excuse me, Sir, may I talk to you?
Attorney: Sure, come on in. What can I do for you?
Paralegal: Well, Sir, as you know, I have been an employee of this prestigious law firm for over ten years.
Attorney: I know, you’re a valued employee here, plus you’re the only one who knows how the copy machine works.
Paralegal: I won’t beat around the bush. Sir, I would like a raise. I currently have four companies after me, and so I decided to talk to you first.
Attorney: A raise? I would love to give you a raise, but this is just not the right time.
Paralegal: I understand your position, and I know that the current economic downturn has had a negative impact on firm revenues, but you must also take into consideration my hard work, pro-activeness and loyalty to this company for over a decade. Plus, I am the only one who knows how the copy machine works.
Attorney: Taking into account these factors and considering I don’t want to start a brain drain or learn how to use the copy machine myself, I’m willing to offer you a ten percent raise and an extra five days of vacation time. How does that sound?
Paralegal: Great! It’s a deal! Thank you, Sir!
Attorney: Before you go, just out of curiosity, what companies were after you?
Paralegal: Oh, the Electric Company, the Gas Company, the Water Company and the Mortgage Company!
Thanks to my co-worker, Jamie, for sharing this morning joke, which I modified a wee bit to suit many of my readers, who are also in demand by the same companies!