Sunday, September 28, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

I started my job last week and my worst nightmare came true.

But thankfully not for me.

The nightmare is that I would arrive at work and for some reason they would tell me to pack my bags cuz there was no more job for me!

Although this didn't happen to me, it happened to several new associates who worked for a firm right across the street from mine. Apparently Heller Ehrman, a top 50 firm with 14 offices all over the world has bit the dust.

I went to work amidst a buzz of "Did you hear what happened?!" as the 118 year old San Franciscan firm voted to dissolve the day I started work.

I had to sit back and take it all in. And count my lucky stars.

I had interviewed with Heller in 2006. I really wanted to work for them. They ranked high in diversity, woman-friendliness, and prestige--AND they were a native Californian firm. What could be better? (Having a job to go to, that's what!)

If Heller had extended an offer to me, there is a good chance I would've taken it. And the unhappy recent law grad sending out resumes during a recession--there's a good chance that would've been me too.

But for grace.


Mandi McArthur said...

That is providence! Wow! Hey, is that picture a view from your office building?

Alice in Wonderland said...

Almost, but not quite--it is a view of the Financial District where I work, but now my view.