File clerk's don't get emails. Just like the copy person in the copy room. It would be rare, very rare, and not pertinent to your job. File clerk jobs would have a desk if they did work other than just filing, which some do. If your job is only filing, then you don't need a desk or a phone or a computer. You go from station to station, pick up the filing, put it on the cart, and you take it to the file room and stand by the files, taking from the cart and filing into the files. The only thing you would need a desk for would be to sit with your feet up, on the desk, sitting back, relaxing with your hands behind your neck. Is that what you want to do, because law firms don't pay people to do that. Some file clerk jobs are "filing only", which it sounds like your is. Other file clerk jobs require index updating (litigation) and other work where you would need a desk to do the job. That is not the job you have, so stop complaining. You don't need a phone. You don't have clients who need to contact you. You aren't scheduling appointments, you aren't co-ordinating anything judicial. Jobs are different in each law firm. Even paralegals - not every job is just like another.
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