I recently twitted that I may be gone for a while. I said that although I love being a paralegal, currently I do not enjoy the circumstances under which I am a paralegal.
The economy is taking a toll on all of us. We are all overworked and understaffed and for a paralegal supervisor this has got to be one of the most stressful situations. The work seems to be coming in at a heavier pace than before, but I cannot increase my paralegal staff nor can I approve overtime. So in a land of “something’s gotta give” I think that was the day I stood on the edge of quitting.
I didn’t quit. I truly enjoy being a paralegal and as in all things I take the good with the bad. But the bad is really starting to piss me off, for lack of a better description. I’m here and I’m still a paralegal supervisor for the firm I have been with the past 5 years. However, this does not mean that I’m happy about it the current situation.
I am going to spend the next few weeks or maybe months trying to figure out how to make things work with my ever shrinking paralegal department and attorneys who do not want to give up their work in fear of not being seen as needed members of the law department. I will continue to post and, actually, I am in the process of picking up on my YouTube Channel where I left off. I have also promised a series of articles about different types of laws where paralegals make a big difference and am working on a few of those posts.
Please, don’t give up on me. We all go through some touchy times and this was my time.