17 voicemail messages. Many took the full three minutes of message time allotted. I was an associate at a large Washington, DC law firm. All 17 messages were from my “bad boss”, the micromanaging neurotic law partner who oversaw the case.
Regardless of the merits of his comments, the process was maddening. I had to listen to approximately 50 minutes of voice mail messages, take notes, and then amend accordingly for his second review, which while not quite as painstaking also involved another extensive series of edits, some of which involved my partner editing his earlier edits. If there was a good thing from this episode, it helped prompt me to plan my escape from law.
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