Anyway, as I sat there the other day, being oppressed (see Rule No. 8 below), I realized that there are more rules that need to be codified. So I have done so. Without further ado, our newest rules are:
Rule No. 7: Do whatever you have to do to get a good seat. Your seat is all you have as a temp.I have no doubt there are more. Someday, they will occur to me.
Corrollary to Rule No. 7: If your seat is where someone from the firm will notice you, it isn't a good seat.
Rule No. 8: The firms believe temps will steal the silver given half a chance and treat you accordingly.
Corrollary to Rule No. 8: Behavior by at least some temps largely justifies this belief.
Rule No. 9: Don't agonize over responsiveness calls. The document is or is not responsive -- you have a 50-50 chance of getting it right. If it might be responsive, put it in. Otherwise, put it out and move on. Low numbers are death.
Rule No. 10: Definitely don't agonize over privilege calls. If you think it might be privileged, mark it privileged. Nobody ever got fired for over-privving, but lots of people have been fired for letting a single privileged document get through.