The horror stories of the hours of a working lawyer are infamous. But they can’t be that bad, because this lawyer had enough time to pick up a second legal job.
Diane Way was gainfully employed as a lawyer in Toronto with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
We can only speculate, but perhaps looking at other people’s taxes all day made Way want more. Way more.
She took up a new job in Ottawa with the Canadian Forces Grievance Board (CFGB). The thing is, Way conveniently forgot to quit her first job.
She worked at the CFGB for a week, using vacation time with the CRA. The next week, she returned to CRA, calling in sick for a week at the CFGB.
The third week she showed up again at CFGB, using more CRA vacation time. But this time she got caught when her new job called her old one to check her references.
It’s unclear if Way intended to declare income from both jobs, but in any case both employers let her go.
She took the issue to the Public Service Labour Relations Board to get her job back, claiming she was just doing a job shadow or an unpaid internship.
As a former CRA employee, she probably should have known that her revenues were hardly a secret.
In addition to being a lawyer, Way also has four university degrees.
But the best part is that she hired a paralegal to represent her, probably realizing that this lawyer had already made enough mess of the situation.
h/t Sharon Kour of UWO Law