Life After BigLaw: ‘No Job, No Baby and 10 Pounds of Leftover Fat’
Posted Jun 24, 2008 9:21 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Shinyung Oh, the ousted Paul Hastings associate who sent a scathing mass e-mail denouncing the firm’s layoff tactics, is airing her feelings once again, this time on her own blog, Because You Never Know ... .
The blog contains posts on Oh’s sadness over her miscarriage and her post-law firm life. She remembers her first quest to find a job after college in a post titled “Career Choice” and writes: “So what do I have to show for the past 15 years of my life? I have no job, no baby and 10 pounds of leftover fat that hang like pieces of a dead chicken. I own a house with a mortgage that exceeds the cost of several houses in the Midwest. Oh, right, at least I can put 'Esq.' behind my name.”
Oh reveals that her first career ambition was to be a magazine writer. Above the Law concludes Oh should get paid for her words, describing her posts as "moving and beautifully written."
“Publishers: Give this woman a book deal, stat,” Above the Law says.