Finally got through it all!
And another one...
I work for a law firm as an assistant. I assist two lawyers. One of my lawyers was an associate, right out of law school, hadnít even passed the bar yet. Heíd come in at 10, leave at 4 (when the high-producing attorneys usually worked 8-6, or at least our office our of 8:30-5), and on slow days tell me to just go ahead home (which I never did because I knew he didnít actually have that authority. I just told him I had to stay to help cover the phones).
He gets fired for a variety of reasons, one of which Iím told a few months after he left.
Itís not uncommon for us assistants to draft documents. It saves the clients money and lets the lawyers spend more time working on a variety of things (i.e. instead of four hours drafting a complaint, we do it and they spend an hour tweaking it, freeing up those other three hours for something else and letting us only bill the clients for that one hour). Turns out, he would be asked to draft a document. He would then ask me to draft a document. I would send him my draft, which he would promptly send along to whichever partner asked for a draft WITHOUT CHANGING A THING, claiming he had done the whole thing himself. Not only was ďhisĒ writing not on par, but his billable hours were awful.