I started as a "floater" who sits in when someone is out of the office for the day, vacation, medical leaves. I worked in many areas of law, i.e, estate planning, litigation, corporate, tax, labor and employment, bankruptcy and immigration. In a large firm, "floating" was a good way to learn and meet people. It was a good place to get some litigation experience which is fast paced. I enjoyed pulling cases in the library and meeting deadlines. The last position I held was in the labor and employment department as a secretary to a partner. His secretary did not return from a medical leave. He was not tech savvy and wholly depended on a secretary. It was fine for a while (8 months), but I was getting home late every night around 9 pm. That's a long day in Chicago. The lawyer didn't arrive to work until afternoon each day making it mandatory that I stay overtime. The firm had just moved its location, so all positions were on hold at the time. I decided to leave.
Good work environment for the most part; I still maintain contact with friends.