New York sex abuse victim attorney, James Marsh, opens up about his work philosophy as a lawyer.
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Well, my work philosophy, I mean if you ask my staff I’m not a person that has a lot of rules and holidays. I mean my associates they’re often can we take tomorrow it’s like yeah, you can take tomorrow off. We don’t have guidelines and holidays and practice manuals and all those things. We try to make our work an extension of our lives that’s meaningful and that we can contribute to society. So we’re very flexible in our work environment people can work from home, they can work from Starbuck’s; they can take the day off if they need to deal with their dog or their parents. I know that the work is going to get done one way or another and that comes from experience but also treating people like they’re a member of your family. That we’re all involved in this together and that we’re going to support each other.
We tend to have sort of a laid-back work environment. We don’t have a lot of rules and that sort of freaks people out sometimes because they don’t know, you know do we get the day after Christmas and I’m like yeah, you know you want the day after Christmas I’m like I’m not going to be working so you’re free to take the day off. But there is a knowledge that when we need to get the work done when there’s a deadline you know you may be working till 12:00, you may be working overnight but it’s certainly not the kind of atmosphere where you have to check in and be accountable. If you’re accountable for your work, you do your work well, and you’re all part of mutual endeavor then you’d get along great working for us. If you like to be in a place where there’s a lot of rules, you got employment manuals and polices it’s probably not a good place for you because that’s not really how we’re structured.