The Laid Off Diary: Dear Diary…this sucks.

Aw Shucks…It’s Law Shucks!
June 15, 2009, 4:44 pm
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Dear Diary:

I’m moving over to Law Shucks and blowing this popsicle stand. Here’s our debut post on Law Shucks about moi:

What better topic to talk about during the economic downturn than LAYOFFS? Right, well, if you’ve been following Law Shucks, you know of our nifty Layoff Tracker that presents and analyzes the data for the first time in an organized and intelligible manner.

Well, now we’re introducing the Laid Off Diary – a diary of one corporate BigLaw attorney who was laid off, given the boot, shown the door, shit canned, pink slipped, downsized, discharged, dismissed, displaced, given the ax, made redundant, etc. (Which reminds me, how many people got the line: “Your new job is to find a new job”. Well, lawyers were never known to be witty or creative. I mean, really? how long did it take you to come up with that line? The same amount of time it took to decide whom to lay off??)

Some of you might have been following the Diaries from its former home at, but it will now be hosted here at its new home on Law Shucks so that you can get all the juicy info you ever wanted to know at one place. All new content will be here on Law Shucks exclusively, and we’ll be selectively re-posting some of the previous gems.

Law Shucks has established itself as the clear leader in the cold, hard facts of law firm layoffs. Now we’re softening things up and giving a personal perspective to one of the more than 10,000 people who have been affected.

But it’s not just the Diary – yours truly is bringing a fresh, brash, insightful perspective and a lot of new ideas to Law Shucks.

N.B. The new series is called Laid Off Diary, not Koolaid Drinker With a Job Diary, so expect some snarky and perhaps slightly angry and possibly taboo reflections inbetween the more insightful posts.

So, stay tuned, this place is about to get a whole lot more interesting…

Ta-da! What do you think about that, homey?


3 Comments so far
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oh, good for you! you’ll get more readers now!

Comment by guest

Hope this gets you somewhere better than Roxana Thomas at ATL.

Comment by Nasrin

belive it or not law in the uk is the biggest drop where people leave uni i allways wanted to study law but you know what the english people say about law the lwas an a**

Comment by kevin blumer

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