Am I insane?

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Am I insane?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:04 pm

24, leaving a stable, extremely interesting, internationally-oriented job with the federal government (paying ~85k/yr) to go to CCN at sticker?

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Nogameisfair » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:24, leaving a stable, extremely interesting, internationally-oriented job with the federal government (paying ~85k/yr) to go to CCN at sticker?


Yes, stay where you are at least until things settle-down economically. At your age you can easily wait a couple more years without hurting your shot with firm. Also, do you know how difficult it is to get an "extremely interesting" law job (even from CCN)? You may want to forgo law school altogether.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby joemoviebuff » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:07 pm

I think you are.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:08 pm

Are you in line for a promotion or raise ? If so, then it really depends upon your desire, & your connections, to be an attorney in a very tough job market. Can you take a leave of absence for a year ? Or can you attend law school on a part-time basis ?

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Smitten » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:17 pm

Insane? Maybe. But if you decide to go can I have your job? :lol:

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby LurkerNoMore » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:23 pm

Yes.

Because at 24 this job is still interesting. Give in another couple of years and in all likelihood you will tire of it. At that point CCN will still be there and you will have a (relatively) easy way to transition careers. If, in a few years you haven't tired of this job, then it's one you shouldn't be leaving to begin with.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby LurkerNoMore » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:25 pm

Nogameisfair wrote: At your age you can easily wait a couple more years without hurting your shot with firm.


An older student coming from CCN with substantive government experience isn't going to have problems getting a firm job, as long as they can sell that they want to be at a firm.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Nogameisfair » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:29 pm

LurkerNoMore wrote:
Nogameisfair wrote: At your age you can easily wait a couple more years without hurting your shot with firm.


An older student coming from CCN with substantive government experience isn't going to have problems getting a firm job, as long as they can sell that they want to be at a firm.


This is true, one of the guys I summered with was significantly older (late 30s I think) and from CCN. He had a PHD and I think he did really well connecting with the partners because of the feeling that he had done a lot before.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:44 pm

Can you get that fed job back if you fuck up?

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Renzo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:57 pm

I left a good, stable job (that paid less than yours, however) for law school. Like me, you've been out in the world, and (presumably) you have a post-law-school plan, and you're talking about really good schools. So, no, you're not crazy.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby dr123 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:09 pm

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby HITeacher2 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:12 pm

Get an MBA, if you can get into CCN and you have work experience you can get into HSW.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby LurkerNoMore » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:19 pm

Renzo wrote:I left a good, stable job (that paid less than yours, however) for law school. Like me, you've been out in the world, and (presumably) you have a post-law-school plan, and you're talking about really good schools. So, no, you're not crazy.



Except he said that it is extremely interesting.

Law school isn't going anywhere. It will still be there when he starts getting bored.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:27 pm

dr123 wrote:Dude, no offense, but if you really want to be a lawyer why not go PT at a lowered ranked school near your job and let the paper stack up?


Likely for $$$$

Make a pole.

And Yes, you seem insane.... unless LS > interesting, well=paying, stable career.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:45 pm

what 85k a year international Govt jobs are there for 24 year olds ? :shock:

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what 85k a year international Govt jobs are there for 24 year olds ? :shock:


It's probably with the State department as a foreign service officer or similar and the OP probably just made GS-11.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:24 pm

HITeacher2 wrote:Get an MBA, if you can get into CCN and you have work experience you can get into HSW.


You know, some people actually want to be lawyers. People need to quit this everyone should go to business school advice.

To OP - if you want to be a lawyer, go for it. Otherwise, if you enjoy your job, continue working.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:31 pm

I would seriously consider how much is the pension worth on top of your salary, and if it is worth giving up. If I was in that situation I would probably try to get money to go part-time if I am deadset on a JD.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby JPrezy87 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:24, leaving a stable, extremely interesting, internationally-oriented job with the federal government (paying ~85k/yr) to go to CCN at sticker?



You know one of my dear dear friends had a motto- "If you got a job that allows you to pay for law school---you aint got any business going to law school" and she had a point cuz lots of people go to law school because they don't see any other viable career options for themselves...(which is obviously not your case ;) ) but on the other hand---it's your life son...if you got the drive and will to be a lawyer...go for it :).

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:24, leaving a stable, extremely interesting, internationally-oriented job with the federal government (paying ~85k/yr) to go to CCN at sticker?

Maybe you're sane but make poor choices?

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Renzo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:59 pm

LurkerNoMore wrote:
Renzo wrote:I left a good, stable job (that paid less than yours, however) for law school. Like me, you've been out in the world, and (presumably) you have a post-law-school plan, and you're talking about really good schools. So, no, you're not crazy.



Except he said that it is extremely interesting.

Law school isn't going anywhere. It will still be there when he starts getting bored.

I'll bet that my job was more interesting; it was so interesting I had groupies. Like I said though, didn't pay quite as well.

I really wanted to be a lawyer; I'm assuming the OP does too.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby JazzOne » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:00 pm

This sounds like a huge mistake.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:01 pm

My office used to be a helicopter. Just because a job is interesting/enjoyable/pays well doesn't mean its the right thing for someone - especially in the long term.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Renzo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:04 pm

vamedic03 wrote:My office used to be a helicopter. Just because a job is interesting/enjoyable/pays well doesn't mean its the right thing for someone - especially in the long term.

Dude, fuck working in helicopters. I was constantly hitting my head on shit and getting leg cramps. Plus, I was right up against the weight limit all the time.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby JazzOne » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:05 pm

Renzo wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:My office used to be a helicopter. Just because a job is interesting/enjoyable/pays well doesn't mean its the right thing for someone - especially in the long term.

Dude, fuck working in helicopters. I was constantly hitting my head on shit and getting leg cramps. Plus, I was right up against the weight limit all the time.

Jesus Christ. Too heavy for a helicopter?




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