We’ve told you before, and we’ll tell you again: be nice to your secretary. They do important work for you. And during their down time — when they’re not playing solitaire — they may be thinking about ways they can screw you over should you cross them.
An attorney in North Carolina apparently does not read our site and did not get this crucial PSA. Justice H. Campbell is a solo practitioner in Charlotte who helps out those who suffer from slips and falls, who commit the occasional DUI, or who need to file for worker’s compensation. According to our tipster, he’s been through several legal assistants in his career.
His last legal assistant went out with a bang. Or at least with a very loud click of the mouse.
She set up an out-of-office response to let correspondents know that she was no longer with the firm. When a court official emailed her to confirm a mediation date for Mr. Campbell, he got a blunt automatic response…
Here’s the automatic response the assistant left in her wake:
From: Email No Longer Valid: [Justice Campbell's assistant]
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 11:56 AM
Subject: RE: [Case name]
Effective 11/10/2009, this email is no longer in service.
If you want an update regarding your worker’s compensation claim, contact Justice H. Campbell personally at xxx-xxx-xxxx and if he refuses to speak to you, which he will, then mostly likely he’s avoiding you because he has NOT worked on your case and IS in the office browsing through facebook… Good luck, you’ll need it.
Campbell may want to change the tagline for his firm: