Paraphrased conversation which took place recently between the FIRM and one of its disgruntled associates when told to be in an "inspirational corporate video:"
FIRM: Please share with us what you think about "the Spirit of the FIRM."
ASSOCIATE: Not sure I can do that.
FIRM: When did you join the FIRM? And what do you do in your “day job?”
ASSOCIATE: Hmmm... Too long ago and hate my life.
FIRM: Please describe the culture of the FIRM and why its people so eager to get involved with the community—above and beyond their formal jobs?"
FIRM: When you think about the “power of the FIRM,” what comes to mind?"
ASSOCIATE: I don't think about it. Listen, can I not do this? I've had a death in the family.
FIRM: That's fine - can you do this interview three days from now, on Sunday?
ASSOCIATE: What, does another family member have to die? No!
FIRM: What do you think of the firm?"
ASSOCIATE: I try not to.
FIRM: Really, why is that?
ASSOCIATE: I'm too busy applying for other jobs.
FIRM: At the firm of course...
ASSOCIATE: Of course...