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Old 03-22-2019, 11:04 AM
 
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You can't.

Your only option is to memorandize the conflict in an email to all involved, CCing anyone else who has the ability to fire you. "I'm receiving some mixed signals here, A is saying X and B is saying Y, I need clarification as to which way to go."
I've actually done this a little and it's worked out ok. See my post above for more info, but things are changing quite quickly. And it's not just the drinking problem, but all kinds of missed deadlines, lying emails to the client, etc.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I had the same thought, but I think I'm good. Turns out it's much worse than I thought. Attorney may have a drinking problem - he disappeared for most of the day yesterday but not before telling me he was going out for drinks. Apparently management is aware and meetings are scheduled. I do support another attorney and the firm is quite busy so I think I'm good.
Oh, good. Sounds like they are busy enough that they will look to replace him too, so hopefully you end up with all upside of being someplace you are happy and end the downside of working for a problem - definitely good that everyone is clearly aware and action is being taken!
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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Hi all, appreciate the advice in advance.

I've had some real job struggles in the past few years (fired from last 2, that's another story but you can read about it if you like by searching my name). Anyway, I landed a great job 2 months ago. I love it. I really do. And no job is perfect.

I work for a law firm and report to 2 attorneys. One is great, gives direction and is nice. The other, well, a bit of a mess. Disorganized and non-communicative. Normally, I'd know how to go about this and get to know them more. But in this job, I have a dotted line to a more senior paralegal who's been here for 20 some years. She definitely has some power here. She does not like my attorney, and it's becoming more and more clear. The attorney will give me a task, and the sr. paralegal will step in and say, no, we aren't doing that, we are doing it this way. The attorney will dump a last minute thing on my desk and the sr. paralegal will say, no push back. The attorney doesn't like the sr. paralegal either.

So, question is, how do I manage this? How do I stay as "Sweden" and not get in the middle of their stuff?

I really love this job and don't want to get caught in political bs. I want to stay and keep this great job.

Thanks!

Now you know why your predecessor quit. It may be better to follow the other one.
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:23 PM
 
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Now you know why your predecessor quit. It may be better to follow the other one.
I do - but my predecessor is here. She moved to another group - and now I know why!
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