We've got one who loudly broadcasts all her personal phone conversations, including those with her doctor & then subsequent calls to her husband, family & anyone else she can think of with a blow by blow recap of her conversation & what's going on with her physically. I know more about this lady's physical state than I do my own mother's.
Welcome Sarah! Its been a bit quiet around here lately, which is unusual. I think everybody is getting busy after the summer, kids going back to school, etc. Good luck with your job search! Ask any questions you feel like here - there's always someone willing to chime in with helpful answers!
Great point! The legal community can be so small that you really don't know what the long term repercussions could be. But I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has thought about something like this!
There is a job opening in a firm for my exact area of law, but the firm is twice as far from my house. Like an hour away. I know some people will happily comute for a better position. Its probably not likely that I would take the job if it was offered, unless the $ & benefits were a lot better. I don't feel I'm being really underpaid. But I'm really curious what other firms are offering.
Would you send a resume anyway? I would also wonder if it would leak to my bosses that I did. Crap, I think I just talked my self out of it.
The biggest "tell" I've run across, except for criminal & civil searches, has been exaggerated claims. People just can't help playing it up big time & milking it for all its worth.
I once had a plaintiff who was a rather large man describe in excruciating detail how he flew over the back of the drivers seat in a very small car, and he could recall every terrifying second of the crash. He also claimed that stress from the crash caused the umbilical cord to wrap around the neck of his unborn child & his fiance wasn't even involved in the wreck. He was young but disabled from back pain & so traumatized he couldn't drive very far before having panic attacks. We did surveillance where the investigator followed him driving for over an hour to his job where he loaded couches & other furniture into a truck without using the lift gate. Sayonara whiner! That one settled rather quickly once they got a load of the video at mediation.
The tell with my military liar was that he did very top secret stuff, couldn't talk about any of it, had no proof or paperwork re: his military time & refused to sign an authorization to request the records. And his attorneys were still surprised when we proved he was a phony. Really?