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December 31, 2004

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Brian

Your advice is spot on. If he did go back, all they would do is stick him in the basement after stealing his red stapler. Your advice has prevented another senseless arson.

Jim

All kidding and irony aside, to receive a paycheck without doing the work is a form of embezzlement. It is wrong and reflects upon this young person's moral character. My advice would be that this young lawyer come clean with the firm and return any and all unearned pay to the firm voluntarily. In the alternative, he should turn in his bar card and find a job doing something that won't end up hurting clients, getting him disbarred or landing him in prison.

Evan

Jim: I'm not sure how to take your comment. Please read the second bullet under #6 in this post and report back if you'd like. I apologize in advance for any misunderstanding.

As for Brian, who you also may have been responding to, I think his comment is a reference to the entertaining movie Office Space.

Mr. Poon

I find it unrealistic that a young lawyer would choose to abandon his firm life and choose to live in Borders, with its crappy, imitation coffeehouse, instead of Barnes & Noble, with its yummy Starbucks.

PS - This reminds me of that NY Times article a few years back about Japanese men who had been fired from their jobs but would continue to get up each day and go somewhere (e.g., library) to avoid the shame of telling their families that they had been fired.

Mike

I think this guy is worthy of Evan's advice column.

Kevin

If the attorney was staff counsel at an insurance company would it still be considered embezzlement.

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