Am I insane?

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Renzo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:07 pm

JazzOne wrote:
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?

Naw, only too heavy for sissified margins of safety.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:07 pm

Is there no decent school offering you at least $$$ or tuition? Are you dead set on CCN? I would think tuition at Vandy + great WE + little debt (assuming you've saved) would make the decision to attend law school a damn decent one.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:13 pm

JazzOne wrote:
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?


The helicopter EMS program I worked for had a 240# weight limit - which was easy to bump against in winter time (helmet, flight suit, boots, winter flight jacket, vest, helicopter crew life vest, personal equipment, plus narcotic box).

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Renzo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:18 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
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?


The helicopter EMS program I worked for had a 240# weight limit - which was easy to bump against in winter time (helmet, flight suit, boots, winter flight jacket, vest, helicopter crew life vest, personal equipment, plus narcotic box).
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Re: Am I insane?

Postby fathergoose » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:18 pm

yes. Wait 2-3 years and then go if the economy has turned around. No need to go all in pre-flop if you can afford to wait and see the flop.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby firemed » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:21 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
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?


The helicopter EMS program I worked for had a 240# weight limit - which was easy to bump against in winter time (helmet, flight suit, boots, winter flight jacket, vest, helicopter crew life vest, personal equipment, plus narcotic box).



Once got a 375 lb patient in a helo only because the flight nurse and medic together weighed only 200 lbs.

ETA: and the pilot was definitely less than 140.

To the OP: I am giving up a great job to go to LS... but I am only looking at $40K in LS debt. My advice to you would be to go somewhere either PT, wait a few years, or go to the best school you can with at least half of sticker taken care of. Otherwise, don't go.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:15 am

This is the OP checking in to thank everyone for the insight. But yes, I want to be a lawyer. Kind of wish I considered the Vandy-tier schools for the money reason, but I'm shooting for a clerkship post-LS and need to aim as high as possible.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby dailygrind » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:20 am

Sorry to interrupt what appears to be a healthy dialog, but this isn't what the employment forum is meant for.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby fathergoose » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:21 am

dailygrind wrote:Sorry to interrupt what appears to be a healthy dialog, but this isn't what the employment forum is meant for.

Then move it?

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby rose711 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:31 am

I think giving up a good job now is a mistake - regardless of your reasons for doing so, other than if you are in a situation that puts your life at risk. This economy is really terrible, worse than you may realize with your good job. I think that waiting won't hurt you in any way at all. And I also think deciding where you want to go because you want to get a clerkship may be a bit too much - I'm not sure a person should put the pressure of expecting to get a clerkship on themselves.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby underdawg » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:42 am

ITT, yeah since you actually like your job. don't be a dumbass. in a regular economy, not at all

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby ATR » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:18 am

joemoviebuff wrote:I think you are.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:23 am

atresia wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:I think you are.

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby dailygrind » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:24 am

fathergoose wrote:
dailygrind wrote:Sorry to interrupt what appears to be a healthy dialog, but this isn't what the employment forum is meant for.

Then move it?


what a brilliant idea. why didn't i think of that?
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Re: Am I insane?

Postby fathergoose » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:26 am

dailygrind wrote:what a brilliant idea. why didn't i think of that?...


all the booze?

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Re: Am I insane?

Postby phillylawgrad » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:16 pm

Why do you want to be a lawyer? How do you know what the work is like? How much can you expect to be making in 3 years?

In my opinion this would be a huge mistake. Legal work is not particularly interesting for most people; unless you have a good reason to believe that you will love the work, quitting a well paying/interesting job is a huge mistake.




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