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dandydan (Apr 19, 2018 - 4:43 pm)

My doc review colleagues, like anyone else on this planet, have certain complaints. I find it interesting what they complain about.

What they complain about

Automation-I've been hearing for years from doc reviewers about how they will go the way of the TomTom due to automation. Yet, based on the emails I get, it seems that there is much doc review out there. What happened to the automation?

People who go too fast-doc reviewers complain about people other reviewers reviewing too fast. They want the review will slow down to give them more working hours. Seems like plenty of work.

What they don't complain about

Work conditions-the grimy basement and unsanitary facilities doesn't seem to bother them

No future prospects-in their minds, they are at the pinnacle of the corporate legal world when reviewing an email from an executive to his assistant about buying pizza.

Interesting bunch.

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superttthero (Apr 19, 2018 - 5:08 pm)

Automation will eventually take the jobs, the amount of crap is just still growing.

Emails are like human waste. Emails came to the corporate world and created a lot of waste. It's like when humans moved to the cities and created too much waste, tech had to catch up. Doc reviewers today are picking it up by hand. Some use dumb tech like a truck, a street cleaner (straight review on Relativity), but eventually automation (working toilets, sewers, monopolized garbage routes, predictive coding) will make it so that there is very little crap to support sufficient jobs at a 'decent' wage.

Automation is coming, it may take 5, 10, 20 years. Who knows, but it's coming. At some point, review automation tech will catch up with the growth of data creation. It is a legitimate concern for people who depend on this for the longer term.

People going too fast is annoying. Generally it's not a complaint about the top reviewers at the front of the pack, but at gunners going 3-10x the average that are busting their tail because they think going fast will lead to perm job, or are going fast and messing up--the latter is the most common.

As far as "working conditions," who cares? You clock in, stare at a screen with headphones on, clock out.

The last one is odd to me, very few reviewers I've seen think they have a higher station in life than what doc review really is. Sure, some act like it's high level corporate work they are directly doing, but that's a small number, and even that is split up between those that really believe it and those that are just pretending.

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themapmaster (Apr 19, 2018 - 8:12 pm)

The main source of relief that I get from JDU is to read about doc reviewers. It is therapeutic. It's reassuring like being in India and knowing that although you are not at the top of the caste system, at least you're not one of the untouchables at the very bottom. Not sure whether to pity or admire those that think doc review is the pinnacle of the corpoate world but they are clearly deluded.

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