Even those of us who are known for our resilience sometimes get into a professional low. We can't shake it off. We assume that we will never achieve any of the kinds of big things we did in the first decades of our career. Well, this isn't only the emotional default of the aging professional.
As Abovethelaw.com reports, 2 young jobless lawyers married to each other have been arrested for the alleged brutal stabbing of one of their former bosses and his wife. The couple - Alecia and Andrew Schmuhl - were caught in the downsizing legal sector. After boom years of rising salaries and prestige the Crash happened in 2007. Now even those graduates of top law schools who do get a job will likely lose it after a few years.
On Friday, Alecia got the boot from her employment at Bean Kinney & Korman. Her boss, now hospitalized, was Leo W. Fisher. Alecia's husband had already been jobless for a while.
In comparison, our bouts of discouragement don't look so bad, do they. We tough it out. Several weeks ago four major assignments which seemed like closed deals didn't close. I didn't think I could get on the other side of that. But, I did. Other doors have opened.
And here I am able to walk my animal companion Lee, not sitting in a jail cell.