Sunday, November 28, 2010

Don't Knock the Hustle

A quick update on the office- all is going pretty well. We've been open almost six months now, and between word of mouth recommendations with the locals and contract with my old firm, work has been steady and we're paying the bills.

Being the reasonable and prudent person I am (ha, get it?), I've decided I am going to get a small part-time job on the side (read: 10 hours a week, MAX!). I want to put back a little extra money for emergencies, and we simply aren't there yet with work in the office. I know it will come, but rather than sit idly by and wait for good fortune to show up, I'm getting a side gig.

This has not been a quick decision. I have debated whether a part-time job would undermine my reputation as an attorney. People seeking attorneys want one who is successful, both in reality and in appearance. Having an outside job might give potential clients the wrong impression, that I'm not very good and have to seek other work to make ends meet, which isn't the case. On the other hand, I know other attorneys with outside jobs, and the extra work hasn't impacted their legal reputation (not that I have heard of, anyway).

So I begin the search for a part-time job, preferably one that I'll enjoy. Since the job is not necessary, I'm going to be picky. I have already picked up an application for a position I think I'll like- playing with makeup all day!

Here's to making a little extra jingle!