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Much discussion about legal euphemisms on this site. These e wallypancake10/18/18
“We all have jobs; the job does not define who you are, it billcarson10/18/18
"Yeah, nighthawk" Funny, as soon as I got to "very pathet wutwutwut10/18/18
Lawyer/attorney is already a euphemism in and of itself in m superttthero10/18/18
Selling is the art of using euphemisms properly. You can't jeffm10/18/18
"We all have jobs; the job does not define who you are, it i jj8210/23/18
Then you should get out of the legal profession and look to wallypancake10/24/18
Nowhere in my message was I complaining. I was just stating jj8210/24/18
Seems that all of you suffer from serious self esteem issues wallypancake10/24/18
lol...perhaps, but not completely due to this topic. I don' jj8210/24/18
"No one should be completely defined by their career/job" jeffm10/24/18
I guess to be more clear, I should have written "it is proba jj8210/29/18
My job is doc review, but I don't do "digital report analysi bittersweet10/24/18
wallypancake (Oct 18, 2018 - 9:28 am)

Much discussion about legal euphemisms on this site. These euphemisms keep on coming. As if no one will understand what these people do. We all have jobs; the job does not define who you are, it is what you do. Yet some people feel that if they did not hit "the job" then they are less than. Very pathetic, but that is how they act. We know that if you call yourself and ediscovery attorney then you are a doc reviewer.

Anyway, met some lawyers who handle residential real estate closings. Not the sophisticated corporate work that these people probably thought that they were entitled to while in law school, but it's a job like anything else. They do not say that they do residential real estate closings; instead, they do "property transactions". If so:

doc review nation does "digital report analysis"
family law lawyers do "dissolution assessment"
PI lawyers do "vehicle impact inquiry"
Immigration lawyers do "anti-trump synodical review"
Landlord/Tenant lawyers do "dweller banishment enforcement"

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billcarson (Oct 18, 2018 - 10:30 am)

“We all have jobs; the job does not define who you are, it is what you do. ”

Yeah, nighthawk, that is a really silly euphemism. Of course people judge you on what you do. You do this chief among the posters on JDU.

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wutwutwut (Oct 18, 2018 - 11:37 am)

"Yeah, nighthawk"

Funny, as soon as I got to "very pathetic" I thought "Is this a nighthawk thread"?

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superttthero (Oct 18, 2018 - 5:39 pm)

Lawyer/attorney is already a euphemism in and of itself in my experience.

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jeffm (Oct 18, 2018 - 5:50 pm)

Selling is the art of using euphemisms properly. You can't overdo it, but if you sell yourself short, you lose.

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jj82 (Oct 23, 2018 - 5:46 pm)

"We all have jobs; the job does not define who you are, it is what you do."

...but to a large extent, what you do defines who you are. Particularly in NYC...particularly if you are Asian...and particularly if nearly every male close to you (both family and friends) makes over $1 million/year while you make far less.

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wallypancake (Oct 24, 2018 - 8:45 am)

Then you should get out of the legal profession and look to be a deal maker.

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jj82 (Oct 24, 2018 - 10:08 am)

Nowhere in my message was I complaining. I was just stating that a job particularly in this urban sector and demographic DOES define you to an extent, particularly if one is male: I don't work in legal practice. I work in technology now, and I don't mind my flexible work hours, low stress, and time available to spend with my 2 kids as I want. But this does define who I am partly (and certainly does in the eyes of those $1 million+ folks I mentioned).

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wallypancake (Oct 24, 2018 - 11:22 am)

Seems that all of you suffer from serious self esteem issues.

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jj82 (Oct 24, 2018 - 1:01 pm)

lol...perhaps, but not completely due to this topic. I don't know how you are arguing that Warren Buffet vs. Lebron James vs. janitor at your local Walgreens are not viewed differently, nor don't feel differently partly as a product of their occupations.

No one should be completely defined by their career/job (people that are usually suffer greatly mentally and emotionally)...but this is just asinine to say that one is not defined at all by his/her job.

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jeffm (Oct 24, 2018 - 4:10 pm)

"No one should be completely defined by their career/job"

Why not? Money grubbers grub. You don't expect to change them, do you?

You can't change society, but you can learn not to care (i.e., prioritize differently).

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jj82 (Oct 29, 2018 - 11:46 am)

I guess to be more clear, I should have written "it is probably not optimal to be completely defined by one's career/job." I mean this in an objective, clinical sense...same implication as a person not trying at all to go find a job or work; balance prob. will serve you better. I was making no value of assessment as to what someone else does with his/her life when I said "should"...If someone wants to completely define themselves by their career, or by their substance addiction, so be it...I just was saying there might be sub-optimal consequences.

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bittersweet (Oct 24, 2018 - 3:51 pm)

My job is doc review, but I don't do "digital report analysis." I'm in DC. I say "I read other people's mail. I can't really talk about it." ;)

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