January 12, 2010

She’s In Love With the Boy!

I L-O-V-E my job and my boss!    And I can safely say I’m “in love” with him cause he’s not much older than my son-in-law plus he’s a cutie-patootie!   

I’ve worked as a legal secretary all my working life.    I got my first job as a legal secretary working for a friend  who eventually became a district judge.   Her husband was our mayor for several years and is now a state senator.   

The majority of my years as a legal secretary was working for a firm that believed in “cracking the whip”.    (You girls out there in the legal field will relate to this post).      I worked under some pretty stressful situations.    Whenever there was a trial, the attorney was in what I called “trial mode”….stressed to the hilt.     His wife would call me in the morning to warn me he was on his way to work and I’d call her in the afternoon to let her know “Elvis had left the building”  (he did a great Elvis impression).    Don’t get me wrong, there were some fun times too, but mostly lots of drama!  If court was at 9:00, it was not unusual for me to get a tape to transcribe at 8:40!     Judges calling from the bench dictating an order and they wanted it yesterday!     I could go on and on but thankfully, those days are in the past.

LEGAL SECRETARY #1

I “retired” from full time work about 6 years ago when hubby and I got married.   He didn’t want me working full time and I’ve never looked back.    At first, I was off on Fridays and since hubby was self-employed, we’d go out of town a lot of time for the weekends.     I remember the first week I was off on Friday….when I went to bed that Thursday night, I was so excited I could sleep in in the morning!    

Then about 3 years ago,  I started worked for my sweet boss.     At first I worked two days a week for him and now I work 3 days from 9-3….off on Mondays and Fridays!     Doesn’t get any better than that.

Mr. Wonderful is so easy-going and I boss him around unmercifully!    He lets me, too!     He appreciates the experience I bring to the table and I appreciate his easy-going nature.     While he’s not a top-gun attorney (he could be, doesn’t want to be), he is a combination of kindness, consideration and compassion, traits not typically found in a lot of lawyers.    Trust me, I know!

LEGAL SECRETARY #2

Just today, I got an e-mail from him where he said he realized he didn’t pay me last week and apologizing!    How many bosses do that?   I hope you’re as lucky as me and your boss is  this sweet.    

And in case you’re wondering, yes, my hubby knows how much I love my boss….it makes things much better at home!

12 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

SHUT UP!!! Judy, I have been a legal secretary for 30 years! Since I was 20! I CAN SO relate to this! At my current job, where I have been for 5 years, I AM the attorney. I do the motions, complaints, correspondence, open the mail, answer it AND tell my boss who is 68 years old, who the clients are why they are there, what he is supposed to do and even what they look like. I have to go to trial with him so I can write notes furiously during the testimony in case he forgets something! DEAR LORD I don't get paid near enough! lol BUT he does love me dearly (wonder why) and I guess I will be with him until he decides to retire! I love the girls I work with and our atmosphere is pretty laid back...so there are perks!

So glad you have a good one and are so happy!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Bama Belle said...

Oh it thrills me to hear you are so blissfully happy. I hope all is well your way! Be sure to come by and tell us your signatures at the plantation! I am so curious about yours!

linda said...

It sure makes life easier when you like your boss! Your current boss sounds terrific. So glad it's working out so good for him and for you!

I work with doctors and Lord knows they can be just as bad as lawyers. Doctors want and need everything yesterday too and for some reason, they think their time is much more important than yours! Fortunately, I've "trained" our doctors too so I get along with them just fine!

Melissa's Thoughts said...

Sounds like you have an amazing boss. I enjoy my job too, but it would be nice for prince charming to show up and say, if you don't want to work, that would be ok with me. :)

Vee said...

This is nearly a first for me...most gals are NOT in love with the boy (they work for). Very refreshing!

Sharon said...

Sounds like being a legal secretary and being a nurse have a lot in common -----stress!!! Glad you have found some peace.
Sharon

Cheri said...

Your boss sounds like he is a clone of the two bosses I had when I worked at Penn State. Oh how miss them and the jobs I had there. I think that is one reason "why" I am dragging my heels on finding a job here. It makes going to work so much nicer.
Cheri

Wanda said...

That's too funny about your used to be boss' wife calling to let you know he was on his way to work and you letting her know he was on his way home. LOL Glad you love the new boss. And those are pretty darn good working hours!

Melanie said...

Sounds like you have a great gig going there. My mil is a legal secretary for the judge in her hometown. She loves here job. She is 73 and keeps saying that she is going to retire but she never does. I am glad that you like him and enjoy your work. I like my boss too....my hubby:)

Life In My Nest said...
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Life In My Nest said...

Oh, I can so relate. I was a legal secretary for 28 years before my husband retired early and I just quit!! That was 13 years ago. I had some nice, fun attorneys and some "you know whats". I saw a lot of changes in technology in my "career" -- from an IBM Selectric typewriter and carbon paper to a computer at my last job. Looking back -- I wouldn't have changed a thing.

Connie said...

How blessed you are to love your boss and have a flexible schedule. It makes life so much nicer and everyone happier!

Connie

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