JLU: Junior Lawyers' Union

Asserting the rights of junior lawyers, who have much more power than they realise.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Faffing about Friday - Tea lady cuts sick and other outrage

Move over Junior Lawyers, tea ladies will be on the front line of the next revolution. Recently a Deacons tea lady, after spying a sink full of broken glass and toast crumbs, yelled at all all those in earshot "THIS IS DISGUSTING. I AM NOT HERE TO CLEAN THIS UP!" and walked off. And let it be known that there was no milk or biscuit replenishment for the rest of the day. Lawyers of the world take note, tea ladies are not to be messed with.

And yes, this is the best, non defamatory gossip, that I have been able to muster this week...

Oh and here's a youtube video from the Adelaide Uni Law Revue called "Snail in a bottle" , just in case you needed a torts refresher (hell, if that's not proof that we care, what is).

And another thing, as Kamahl would say, why are people so unkind?

"Re: Reminder : Computer Systems Unavailable - This Saturday Morning, 5th May 2007

I never knew IT people were so passionate as to suffer "outrage" when there`s an outage for maintenance!! And I guess the effect will be to affect both offices!!
[details omitted]

From: Help Desk
Sent: Friday, 4 May 2007 9:29 AM
To: Everyone DL
Subject: Reminder : Computer Systems Unavailable - This Saturday Morning, 5th May 2007
Importance: High
Due to some maintenance that needs to be performed, the computer systems will be unavailable this Saturday, the 5th May until 1pm.

The outrage will effect both the Melbourne and Sydney offices as well as remote access via webmail and citrix.

After 1pm the computers will be able to be used and remote access restored. If you need to access the computers this Saturday morning, please contact Help Desk to make alternative arrangements
Thank you.
Help Desk."


Blogger Legal Eagle said...

Hello - I have changed my blog over to wordpress - can you update your link on the side? The new site is here,
Thanks, LE

05 May, 2007 21:12  
Blogger Shop Steward said...

I've changed the link over so it now goes to your new site. (Looks much more snazzy too!)

Thanks very much, incidentally, for listing the JLU as one of the five blogs that "make you think"!

06 May, 2007 11:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol this post had made my morning

07 May, 2007 10:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


another one to add, my friend just started it. i like it!

11 May, 2007 17:05  
Blogger blonde canadian said...

Where have you gone, tea lady? I miss the gossip/rantings/legal scandals!

06 July, 2007 17:28  
Blogger anna forbes said...

where have you gone JLU?

20 August, 2007 23:53  
Anonymous Junior Lawyer said...

I think you are so right that there is a lot of exploitation of junior lawyers because of the cheaper labour they provide to clients. They are made to work much harder than the level at which they are paid which is unfair. Unfortunately, they then sometimes become partners and perpetuate the system beneath them because it is what was done to them.

15 July, 2010 09:49  

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