#3 Stuff Court Reporters Like - Cancelled Jobs

Let me be frank -- there is simply very little respite from the glitz and glamour in the life of a court reporter. Whether it's the appreciation dinners hosted by big law firms or all that free time created when scopists turn in jobs early.  Still, there are those delightful occurrences known as Cancelled Jobs to fall back on when yet another media outlet wants an interview.

Here's the scenario.  You get a call.  From an agency.  There's a job on tomorrow.  Deposition in Los Angeles or some place. 10:00 a.m.  So you get up, get dressed, brave bad traffic.  (Bad traffic -- isn't that redundant?)  You are pulling into the parking lot.  Cell phone rings.  It's the agency.  The job's been cancelled.

Things You Can Do When Your Job Cancels:

  • You can get first dibs on the next available job   
  • You can rest your fingers
  • You can get some extra scoping done
  • You can take the day off
  • You can hit the mall
  • You can work on your CEU credits
  • You can volunteer your time
  • You can read this blog

The Bummer Part About When Your Job Cancels:

  • You will only get a cancellation fee
  • You could have taken a better job that actually went forward
  • You can't get back the time you wasted traveling



Monday, March 23, 2009

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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