If a law firm never provides a cab service for a file clerk to deliver several boxes on a handcart, are the senior partners cheapskates?

Keep in mind that this means he has to take the handcart of boxes up and down the subway staircases of several train stations that don’t have elevators. Also, he goes on messenger runs every day, while the other file clerk stays in the office and is never instructed to cover for the file clerk/messenger in his absence. Therefore, his work continues to pile up, due to his absence from the office. In addition, he sometimes also delivers upwards of 20 envelopes to different locations in one day (sometimes traveling to other boroughs, which is sometimes the case for the handcart of boxes as well), in the event that he has to serve subpoenas. If the file clerk had someone covering for him in the office while serving subpoenas, perhaps not having car service would be no biggie, because he could comfortably carry the envelopes in a book bag. However, the main issue is being out of the office all day while filing is piling up, so he needs to get back to the office sooner.

Keep in mind that the firm is doing very well, so they can afford a cab service. Is the file clerk being a prima donna and is lazy?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    WTF?! Are you outta your fuggin mind?? Cabs cost a million bucks and they're driven by some scary fuggin guy named Louis Torres who looks like he just escaped from prison and raped a man. I'll take the fuggin subway instead.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The company gets to decide where they spend the time. Making the personal deliveries or working in the office or being paid overtime.

  • 2 months ago

    We can't tell if they are cheapskates. The firm has decided that they can do without you for a while and they need the other job done. If that's how they want it done, do it that way. Cab services are NOT going to sit and wait while you deliver an envelope or a box to a building. If you don't like your job, quit.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
  • 2 months ago

    Is this the same file clerk who does not have a desk, chair, workstation, or email address?

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  • 2 months ago

    The only person in the wrong here is the poster. As long as the law firm reimburses the clerk for transportation costs, that's all they have to do . They don't need to provide a car with driver. The clerk is being an entitled jerk who has no clue how the working world really works. The clerk probably need a job he/she can handle - can you say "Do you want fries with that?"

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Repeated troll spamming. Has been posted often.

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