- 4 years ago
- Wedding: February 2016
Ok, I am not sure if this is the right place to post this but anyway here goes. I apologize if it gets long, I am going to try to keep it as short as possible.
I just moved because I transfered colleges. Last week I got a job (no school until september) YAY!! I also applied for a volunteer position. A lawyer working out of his house was looking for a volunteer law clerk. In september I will be starting the law clerk program and thought well this would be extra experience. However, there were a lot of qualifications he wanted, frankly more than anyone should expect from someone working for free and I do not have these qualifications. Guess I am weird, I have never owned legal software, lol. Like I said my program doesn’t start until September. I never thought he’d actually call me for an interview, but he did. Initial reaction YAY!
So, I go to the interview(2 weeks ago), we talk, it was a very laid back interview. He explained his office is his house because a target moved beside his office and that wasn’t good. I don’t know what one had to do with the other in the grand scheme and yeah I suppose I should have asked. He asked what 2 days I’d be available and I said thursday and friday. So far so good. He asked about my travel time and emphasized how responsible the person who gets the job needs to be. The candidate would be handling legal documents and drafting contracts, everything a law clerk does. At the end of the interview, he explained I wouldn’t start until the 24th because of the easter holiday weekend, hours start at 11am. This all sounds pretty set in stone and then he said HE woul call me the next day. Well, the next day came and he NEVER called. He still has not called.
As these 2 weeks have past, I have done a lot of thinking. First of all, my college has an amazing work placement program, an entire semester will be me in the workplace, so I do not need this position. I could really benefit from working those two extra days. My FI raised some very good points, Toronto(where we live) employs at least half of all the law clerks in the entire province. This is so because Toronto has more law firms than anywhere else in the province, law clerks are vital and a firm can not operate without at least one(more depending on the firm size). It is an important position and if a student is doing a placement at a firm then there is a minimum of 1 certified law clerk present. Yet this lawyer is willing to intrust such an important position to a student without credentials or supervision, who’d literally be learning on the job. Little weird? Also, why wouldn’t he have contacted a local college or university? Is he not well respected in the field?…
Anyway, tomorrow is the day I am suppose to start but he was also suppose to call me the next day and confirm things. He never called and lets face it, if the situation were reversed and I was suppose to call him, I doubt he’d overlook me just not bothering. I hate awkward conversations and I have been sitting here stressing. I think it might be too late to call tonight but idk since his house is his office. If I am being honest, it is all seeming very strange to me on top of the fact that making extra money is more important.
What would you do ladies? Call and say what, “you never called so I won’t be coming…?” or show up and say “I don’t know if you even really expected me since you didn’t call but I have decided I am not interested?” Just not show up…not my fault he can’t be bothered to do what he says he is going to. Last, is it not weird that he doesn’t have a certified law clerk and is intrusting everything to unpaid students? Law clerks are paid well (in Toronto anyway, lets not get in to a debate about that, I know in some parts of the states they are not paid well) because their job is so important.