Chicago Sun-Times. (edited)
"Michelle could also frustrate her supervisors. White says he gave her the most interesting work he could find because she seemed perennially dissatisfied.
She was, White recalls, "quite possibly the most ambitious associate that I've ever seen." She wanted significant responsibility right away and was not afraid to object if she wasn't getting what she felt she deserved, he says.
At big firms, much of the work that falls to young associates involves detail and tedium. Too monotonous for Michelle, who complained that the work he gave her was unsatisfactory.
"she at one point went over my head and complained [to human resources] that I wasn't giving her enough interesting stuff, and the person came down to my office and said, 'Basically she's complaining that she's being treated like she's a second-year associate,' and we agreed that she was a second-year associate.
I had eight or nine other associates, and I couldn't start treating one of them a lot better."