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Lawyer quits job to watch the Texas Rangers in the World Series

Oct 27, 2010, 9:24 AM EDT

Will litigate for food

OK, I’ve found something dumber than believing that your team is fated to win the World Series. Quitting your job to go watch them win (or maybe lose) the World Series. Meet Boris Briskin:

The Plano native has been dreaming the Rangers would make it to the World Series since he was 10 years old. It was a dream he took with him to Los Angeles, where he works at a law firm. So when Briskin realized the Rangers might actually go all the way, he knew he had to be back in Texas. With little hesitation, he quit his job and has been staying with friends in Dallas for the past week.

“If I wasn’t here right now I would definitely be at work. And if the Rangers weren’t in the playoffs I would not be in Dallas right now,” he said.

Look, normally I’m the number one “quit your job at a law firm” advocate on the planet, but it’s a pretty rough economy out there. I know lawyers who’ve been looking for work for a long time now. I know Buck and McCarver will take about 78% of the joy out of seeing your team win the World Series, but watching it all on TV has to beat unemployment, right?  I mean, the guy went to law school, so he has to be able to see the logic inherit in that, doesn’t he?

He is confident he will find a new job when he returns to California.

Well, then. OK. Maybe not.

(link via Big League Stew)

  1. ThatGuy - Oct 27, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    never heard of asking for a leave of absence huh?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 27, 2010 at 9:34 AM

      or how about a vacation?

  2. hank10 - Oct 27, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Another example of a lawyer lacking common sense. Been working with them for 25 years so I see it day-in and day-out.

  3. willmose - Oct 27, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    One less lawyer working. Tell me again how this is a bad thing and not the feel good story of the year.

  4. mcsnide - Oct 27, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    The real question is can he write and does he have a snarky blog?

  5. Jonny 5 - Oct 27, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    Maybe he’ll be able to buy his soul back by working in concessions in Texas? Selling cotton candy for 7 bucks a pop should…… Wait a minute…. Those guys selling you a half ounce of colored sugar for 7 bucks are just as evil as lawyers are aren’t they???? Well I reccommend he goes the way of Grant Desme if he wants a shot at that whole “buying back his soul” thing…

  6. texasdawg - Oct 27, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    There’s also this legal filing out of Dallas yesterday:

    Apparently Texas lawyers like the Rangers.

    • mcsnide - Oct 27, 2010 at 12:21 PM

      That’s classic. Did he get his continuance?

  7. jefbeard911 - Oct 27, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    God Bless ya Mr. B. Don’t listen to the naysayers who must feel its better to work for works sake than to follow one’s passion. Sad commentary on what we’ve become..

    My prediction is that no matter who wins, you’ll have many job offers waiting for you when you return to California.

    Keep the faith!

  8. lexrex75 - Oct 27, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Did anyone tell this guy that only three games will be played in Dallas and two of them will be on a weekend?

  9. ta192 - Oct 27, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Just a guess; he’s not real happy with his current job/firm and/or LA, and he’s throwing the dice on the likelihood of some Texas law firm hiring him (PR win?) after the series is over…

  10. red67ss327 - Oct 27, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    It’s all gonna work out – he’ll have to fly to California to watch the rest of the world series, anyway. He can go job hunting while he’s there.

  11. dalekoven - Oct 27, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    What do you call 12 lawyers in the bottom of a pool… A good start!
    Why won’t sharks attack lawyers? Professional courtesy!

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