As some of you may know from my posting, I am a legal assistant in a small family law firm. I’ve dutifully done my job here now for a year and a half. I’m underpaid, not quite overworked, and I’m good at what I’m instructed to do.
For the first year, I liked my job. I handled it really well. Most of the shit going on here slid off my back as I’m not the unlucky SOB who it’s happening to. But lately, I’m becoming overwhelmed. The ugliness has gotten to me. The hate and fear, and anger and violence and pettiness and abuse of the system and of each other is really wearing me down. I’m starting to be angry and ugly and take sides. I’m starting to resent those on the other side who perpetrate these mis-deeds on each other. I’m starting to really fucking hate these people. Some, our clients, others their ex-spouses and attorneys.
The job market is for shite, and I know I will be unable to obtain another job if I leave, but I don’t know how much longer I can do this without totally freaking the fuck out. I’ve never met so many fucking infantile adults before. THese fucking people can’t even agree on what to dress their kids in if it involves their ex-spouse.
The system here is broken. I fucking hate the system too. The clerks, judges and family court services are so full of themselves, so overworked, that often they choose status quo over making a beneficial change for the children. Other times, the FCS people blatantly ignore proof of abuse or malfeasance on the part of one parent or the other and with the most disgusting bias ever, side one parent or the other.
I’m tired of the false accusations. THe false allegations. The whining, bitching, blatant lying, transparent bullshit stories, the drinking, the drug abuse, the dysfunction.
Somebody save me and offer me a job in a customer service center, would ya? :mad: