Stressful and highly political; no job security for anyone; good pay
Sole paralegal, Minneapolis, MN - August 30, 2012
I worked for these people (cast of characters changes a lot) for 14 years. Many of the people who were invaluable to the firm and its culture were summarily fired and walked to the elevator with a paper bag over those years. My hours were down because of the economy so I felt very insecure, but HR kept telling me that I had nothing to worry about. Then one Tuesday in March I came back from lunch and was "downsized" and walked to the door with a paper bag. I loved the people I worked with and the management but I learned early on that, with management, nobody could be trusted. It's been six months and I'm still in shock. I miss my work and my friends. I loved my job.