The other day, I spent my entire morning stuffing envelopes and mailing out legal documents. That afternoon, Attorney 6 came into my office and sarcastically asked if I wanted to hear some great news. Before I could respond, Attorney 3 shouted for him to wait because she wanted to see my face.
What was the news? Attorney 6 had put the wrong dollar amount on all of the documents and they all needed to be redone. I had effectively wasted my entire morning and would need to resend everything the next day.
What my my reaction? Complete indifference.
It has gotten to the point where, even if I throw my work directly into a trash can, I feel the same amount of fulfillment as if everything had been done properly.*
Needless to say, Attorney 3 was pretty disappointed by my reaction.
*It could just be this job, but I honestly don't understand how anyone can get any fulfillment from being a lawyer. No matter how much I've "accomplished" at the end of the day, it's still the exact same pile of paperwork waiting for me in the morning. I suppose the same could be said for just about any office job, but this has bothered me for a while.