Originally Posted by srs_in_Oregon;3146910;
My friend makes pretty decent money, but says the job is long periods of boredom, interspersed with occasional moments of excitement. After she has spent a day in court, or in attorney's offices taking depositions, then she has to go home and transcribe the reporting she did, make copies for all the pertinent parties, etc. She actually spends more time at home transcribing, making copies and mailing out the reports than she does in an actual courtroom. She's been doing it for 15 years and would love to get in another field. She says it's just not something she enjoys anymore. She refuses to do criminal cases, and most work is civil work anyway. But she has to travel in her area quite a bit and she says that now gas is so high, it's eating into her expenses. She does more depositions in attorney's offices than in court as a lot of civil work is settled before it ever makes it to court, but she does do a few court cases a year.
Hope your sis and the baby are ok and that the baby will behave until it's time to make it's appearance in Oct.