September 10th, 2010

Charah coffee

Belated complaining post.

I took half-day MC yesterday after working past 11 for three days straight. I caught a mild flu on Monday when I inexorably woke up with a sore throat and went to see the firm's doctor on Tuesday, who reluctantly gave me an MC and told me that I should go back to work on Wednesday if I felt better. I woke up on Wednesday with my throat feeling worse than the day before and went back to work anyway because I didn't bring any of my stuff home and people were breathing down my neck for the work that I was drowning in.

Suffice it to say that it hasn't been the prettiest week. The bright side to all this is that the next time I'm in a similar situation, forced into a corner and wondering how I'm going to get out of it relatively unscathed, I will at least have a point of reference in which I survived.

I just can't do this for the rest of my life. There's just no way. I went for the SAL lecture last night given by the President of the International Court of Justice who spoke on the interaction between international law and the domestic legal order - or more specifically, the place that international has in the local legal hierarchy, and the various problems with implementing international law (using this phrase loosely as the phrase doesn't actually mean anything concrete) in the local context.

That's interesting. That's more than interesting. That forms part of what I want to do when I go for my Masters studies.

What is not interesting is what I do on a daily basis, and I still can't shut up about it. And it's getting increasingly difficult to keep the eye on the prize - because I'm not so sure what it is anymore.

Well, anyway, here's my complaining post.

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