Monday, July 23, 2007

It's Monday, isn't it?

Always nice to walk in after a week off to find your world has gone into the crapper.

Three weeks ago, I deposited a rather large check in my account in order to cover expenses. I was told that, because the amount was 'unusual' (not surprising, since the account is new - any transaction would be 'unusual'), BankX would put a hold on the check.

This concerned me, as I needed to pay rent. No problem, I was told. The checks will be honored, but I couldn't withdraw cash.

Uh....nope. They bounced the check. And now the landlord thinks I'm slime. Thanks, BankX.

Needless to say, I've fired off a nasty email to my account rep.

In other news, I balanced my bank accounts yesterday. Funds are nearing record lows, so I need to do something to get clients in the door. Fast.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

On my own

I've sent out resumes, made inquiries (or enquiries, if you're British), and tried networking, all to no avail. It's been two years since graduation, yet I do not have a full-time legal position as yet. So today I strike out on my own - I'm opening my own law office.

I'll let you know how it goes.

First up - signing a lease. I've managed to get a good deal, and for a short term. Included in the rent is a desk, a credenza and a couple of faux leather chairs. Not included? Clients, cash, a computer, and just about everything else.

This should prove interesting.