Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:rickgrimes69 wrote:
Look bro, if you don't want people to make assumptions, you should utilize your (multiple) opportunities to clarify your point instead of being an asshole. Which, I'd like to point out, you have yet to do - I still don't even know what you actually think other than that you disagree with everyone else for no apparent reason.
My post clearly stated the completely reasonable proposition that ties play a role in obtaining a job in a small market. You struck it through without any additional explanation whatsoever.
It's a pretty reasonable assumptionthat striking through someone's entire post indicates disagreement - if that wasn't what you were expressing, you should probably work on your communication skills.
Also, if anybody's being a dickhead in this thread, it's you. I've spent far more time than you deserve trying to spell out what most people with experience consider to be a relatively obvious concept: that ties matter, and lack of ties puts you at a disadvantage in local markets. If you agree with that proposition, great; if not, either present a legitimate counter-argument or shut up and stop posting.
Yeah ties matter. If you go to a top school people will be especially weary of your "why I want to work in X state" story. I also have "experience." Early 30's, 2L here, real grown up jobs in several states. The arg/what I think has been stated over and over-- maybe you haven't read the thread very closely. If not, no big deal, I'm guilty of the same all the time. Basically, "ties" are overstated in threads re: regional schools. Many posters strait up maintain that moving across the county to attend a regional school with result in unemployment. These people are often 0Ls repeating what Rad has said. Rad is probably early twenties. Surely a smart dood and probably fun to have a beer with, but he has never attended a regional school and has probably, just a guess, never maintained a professional job. Yet he posts 20 time a day (on the Rad Lulz account) often regarding "ties." He is also supremely confident. Romo has adopted Rad's schtick (credit to Romo for that echo..). Probably a great dude, very funny, but same critique. He posts 15 times a day and has over 18000 posts. Not an expert on much. What 24 year old is? But maybe if he spent less time "poasting" and more time critically thinking, empathizing, attempting to hold two competing ideas in his head, he would alter his absolutism on this website.
Also I used the strike feature this time in the manner you prefer. Sorry last time I struck for a different purpose. Also sorry I was mean to you. I guess I get frustrated at all the assumptions people make online they would probably not make in real life. Sorry I took it out on you. Also sorry that I actually physically typed out "S-O-R-R-Y" in the last post when I clearly didn't mean it.
People in 1k+ post houses probably shouldn't throw stones. Your argument boils down to "listen to me I'm over 30". That doesn't hold much water. Your substantive point has been taken down so many times and not just by the two people you've decided to target in your last post. The scenario you describe, even if true in some circumstances which no one is denying, is a rare enough occurrence on TLS that it's not worth mentioning. You just enjoy being a contrarian.