Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Now This is a NEW Low...

Date: 2010-04-21, 10:32AM EDT
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Part-time paralegal intern wanted. Must be able to work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Additional hours may be available. Must be proficient in MS Word. Office is in Northport. Please send resume and best time to call you.

* Location: Northport
* Compensation: Intern
* This is a part-time job.
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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Okay, what skills would one possibly need to know in order to become a paralegal instead of a "paralegal intern?" I worked as a referral paralegal after graduating from college & most of the people working w/me didn't have college degrees. Yet they did their jobs well & had years of experience.

I'll give this employer one thing: they're not asking for paralegal hours or "part-time" in lawyer land, which is full-time everywhere else. Give me a break, though. Unless your law firm is currently representing big name celebrities or has been in the press so much it's acquired it's own brand recognition, no job in any law firm is so damn SPECIAL that ANYONE should be working as an "intern." I think if any industry doesn't qualify as being sought-after, there's no business for it to offer up internships like they were pieces of candy.

I hope young people eventually revolt & tell these employers where to shove their "internships."

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