Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Self-Reflection category and the card says, “Describe the last time you misjudged a situation and what you learned from it.”
Well, that would be my last job. I’m not going to name names, but when I took the job I was under the impression that it was a lot different than what it turned out to be. I thought it was going to be more of a legal research type of job, and it turned out to be a receptionist job.
The situation with my immediate boss was also misjudged as they seemed nice at the time of the interview and at the beginning of my time working there, but eventually they wound up showing themselves as someone that can go from being nice and sweet to you one day, to the meanest person in the world.
What I did learn from this situation is a combination of the type of boss that I don’t want to be when I become a lawyer on my own. It also taught me what type of law I don’t want to go into for my career. The type of law I was working in is thankless drudgery where the opposition had most of the power in the situation and our clients were almost powerless to get what they needed.
So that was the last situation that I misjudged and what I learned from it.