Searching for blogs by disgruntled assistants
March 3, 2013 3:27 PM   Subscribe

Waiter Rant for the secretary, administrative assistant, paralegal, etc. - does this exist anywhere? Looking for blogs written in a similar sarcastic tone and style by administrative support professionals. I'm especially interested in those from the legal industry.
posted by invisible ink to Work & Money (12 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Note: I posted a link to a favorite, older Waiter Rant post as an example of what I'm looking for.
posted by invisible ink at 3:29 PM on March 3, 2013

The closest I've seen is Development Hell, which is written by a former assistant in Hollywood who has since gotten a promotion or two but still makes with the skillfully anonymized snark on the interwebz.
posted by Sara C. at 4:02 PM on March 3, 2013

Librarians who say MOFO.

A lot of the posts are from library assistants.
posted by fifilaru at 4:55 PM on March 3, 2013

You might like some of the stuff from Not My Desk, though it's no longer updated, or even hosted on its original domain anymore. It was based around being a temp worker, but a lot of that was administrative work.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:04 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Not by a staffer, but by a newly-minted lawyer: The Namby Pamby. "Gets paid to dress pretty, go to court, and talk to crazy people."
posted by yclipse at 5:52 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Anonymous Production Assistant Blog
posted by Ideefixe at 6:02 PM on March 3, 2013

A Paralegal's Life
posted by keep it under cover at 6:16 PM on March 3, 2013

There is the infrequently updated My So Called Job, by the assistant to a wealthy and elderly former business man. It's funny, but not overly snarky, and poignant now that her boss has very recently died.
posted by apricot at 6:42 PM on March 3, 2013

It hasn't been updated in some time, but also on LJ there's Admin Hell.
posted by Lexica at 7:50 PM on March 3, 2013

The Temp Diaries
posted by ablazingsaddle at 8:43 PM on March 3, 2013

It's now defunct but I loved reading Fresh Pepper when it was active. The guy who wrote it was practicing law but was in a low level position.
posted by spec80 at 12:45 AM on March 4, 2013

Not a blog, but I think you'll see exactly the tone you're looking for in a book called "The Slam and Scream" by Carole Fungarole Sargent. She was a legal assistant and went onto an academic career at Georgetown University. The title comes from her advice on how to deal with abusive lawyers. A very funny, savvy book.
posted by mitschlag at 9:01 AM on March 6, 2013

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