Parenting fails

Today┬áI had the most surreal human resources experience of my entire career. Backstory is simple - an associate at the firm has been having escalating interpersonal issues with other staff members and increasingly clients. Despite numerous conversations, significant amounts of coaching, disciplinary write-ups, and actual one-on-one mentoring with me, her professional behavior continued to deteriorate.…

Hair transplants

It's not even noon yet and I am completely over work and staffing related matters. I told my law firm bosses I would sacrifice my business afternoon to dress in office-appropriate attire to fire my mentee. This is her second day back after a 2 week vacation and I've already gotten at least a dozen…

Lows and highs

So I actually missed my morning gym practice today. Whenever I do something like that without advance planning it trips the guilt wire. Since I cannot plan for every potential incident, I am forcing myself to let go of the guilt and just make alternative arrangements. I worked pretty hard yesterday in the gym. Walking…