Friday, January 9, 2009

Secunda, Signing Off

Wavegoodbye It is with somewhat mixed feelings that I have determined to cease blogging at the Workplace Prof Blog.  Considerations of spending more time with my family and having more time to write have led me to this difficult decision. 

Over the three years that I have blogged here with Rick and then Jeff and Marcia, I have learned so much from the various individuals who have sent me interesting articles and stories.  It has also been my pleasure to keep the labor and employment law community up-to-date on the all the happenings in our community and around the world. I hope that I have been able to contribute just a little bit to the formation of a more cohesive labor and employment law professor community.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the various conferences and colloquiums in the coming days and years.  I will also try to contribute a guest post once in a while on this site.

Thanks to all the blog readers and my fabulous co-bloggers for all the great times.

Best regards,

Paul (PS)

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Paul: There are some of us who will be jealous of your decision to "retire" for now. Good luck with your ventures. You've been a great read....

Posted by: Dan Schwartz | Jan 9, 2009 6:57:08 AM


I have very much enjoyed your posts. They have provoked a lot of thoughts as a write my own blog. Best of luck to you.

Posted by: Jon Hyman | Jan 9, 2009 6:57:08 AM

Paul, your instant insights will be missed. Best wishes to you.

Posted by: Ross Runkel | Jan 9, 2009 7:50:16 AM

I always learned something from your posts -- stay in touch -- and appreciate every day with your family.

Posted by: Paul Mollica | Jan 9, 2009 8:09:04 AM

We'll miss you, Paul. I hope you'll at least contribute in the comments. Good luck in your other endeavors.

Posted by: Dennis Nolan | Jan 9, 2009 8:09:05 AM

Just one question, Paul: are you the guy on the right, or the left?

Posted by: James Young | Jan 9, 2009 9:16:57 AM

Sorry to hear that Professor this is the best source of employment/labor law issues on the Internet. Hopefully more bloggers of your caliber will continue to keep us up to date,and informed.

Posted by: Joe Coleman | Jan 9, 2009 5:10:03 PM

Paul, thank you so much for all your work on this blog. I've communicated to all four of you privately what a service this is to folks who teach and write and practice in this field. But this gives me a chance to thank you publicly.

This blog is one of the most generous places in the legal academic blogosphere, always willing to give someone a plug (regardless of whether it's a well known scholar or someone just starting out), regularly sharing listings and tables of contents of the work of others, and helping us to keep on top of the mountain of information relevant to this exciting but endless field.

Last semester I used a treasured sabbatical semester to revive my writing agenda and to start a blog of my own. You folks were so, so nice to mention my work, and it made a real difference in terms of downloads, visits, etc. I really appreciated those gestures of collegiality and fellowship.

Your family and writing will be the fortunate beneficiaries of your decision to step away from the blog. Thank you for serving us above and beyond the call.

Best, David

Posted by: David Yamada | Jan 9, 2009 6:25:18 PM

Congrats on a job well done. I have learned a lot from you and your postings. As you know, I have modeled Adjunct Law Prof Blog from your blog and I hope that one day we can be half as successful as you.
Your blog has been my home page for quite sometime and your postings will be missed.

Posted by: Adjunct LawProfs | Jan 9, 2009 8:52:39 PM

As an advocate (but not always practioner) of work-life balance. I applaud your decision. But you will be sorely missed. I have appreciated your work tremendously. Thank!!

Posted by: Susan Grover | Jan 10, 2009 5:46:03 AM

Your blog writings have always been timely, news-packed and deftly written. I will miss them. We'll just have to wait a little longer (although in your case, not so much) for your ideas in article form. Thank you so very much for your work on this blog!
All the best,

Posted by: Nancy Levit | Jan 10, 2009 11:22:07 AM

Sorry to see you go! Come back real soon!

Posted by: Diane Pfadenhauer | Jan 11, 2009 10:37:54 AM

At this point I can only the echo the sentiments of those who came before me. And I hope my many e-mails were not one of the principal reasons that prompted your decision! Still, I well-understand it and likewise applaud your good judgment.

We will indeed miss you.

All good wishes,

Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Jan 12, 2009 1:01:51 PM


Sorry to see you go.

You were an enormously helpful resource to the SEIU Research Department.

Hope all is well with you & yours.

Best wishes,


Posted by: Hank Leland | Jan 12, 2009 5:33:57 PM

I want to add my congratulations on a job very well done and a thank you for all you have done to keep all of us informed. You will be missed on the blog but I'm sure we'll see your smiling face elsewhere.

Take care,

Posted by: Nicole Porter | Jan 13, 2009 10:10:52 AM

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