Often the most self-destructive among us are those who can only manage having good, not great, careers. They can't endure not being able to be among the elite in a profession. So, they tamper with the success they got. Such might have happened to Matt Ryan. Time will tell.
In a dismal job market for the legal sector, Ryan was fortunate. He got a staff attorney position, after being a contract document reviewer. There's more. It was with the up-and-coming law firm BuckleySandler. That would be analogous if I were hired in as a very junior speechwriter at the White House.
Well, as Alex Rich reports in Abovethelaw.com, Ryan perceived he was passed over for promotions. He fingered his age - over-40 - as one of the reasons. He has filed a pro-se lawsuit. Here is Rich's reporting. And, here he provides a copy of Ryan's complaint.
Not only will Rich likely lose the lawsuit. In addition, he probably has cooked his goose in the legal sector. His age could work against him in finding a new career path.
This is a lesson for all of us who might be tempted to over-reach.