Leaving your job after admission - risky?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
CordeliusX
Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:48 pm

Leaving your job after admission - risky?

Postby CordeliusX » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:51 pm

Does it, in any way, give them grounds to revoke your admission?

My plan would be to kick back and travel, live at home, do whatever... I'm not trying to be lazy or irresponsible. I want to use my time wisely. I think it would be of greater good to me to chill out, possibly look for short-term jobs, explore life in general, than to keep my job which I'm not enamored with.

User avatar
Raskolnikoff
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:19 am

Re: Leaving your job after admission - risky?

Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:55 pm

Really doubt it. I would not even let them know.

CordeliusX
Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:48 pm

Re: Leaving your job after admission - risky?

Postby CordeliusX » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:03 pm

Then I wonder - how would firms view it in the future? :shock: :x

leftieash
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:21 pm

Re: Leaving your job after admission - risky?

Postby leftieash » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:09 pm

I would be somewhat careful/tactful. I think leaving on good terms -- and giving your proper employer notice -- wouldn't make a difference. I mean, everyone has to quit to go to school at a certain point, and it's not like they only let you in because they were assuming you would be working through the entire year. I think that your future employers are not going to care if you took a few months before you went to law school to chill, and it might be a good idea if you can afford it.

But getting fired or quitting on BAD terms would obviously not be a good thing for your apps... and I would think you would have to disclose, even after you are admitted, that you were fired. But... that's just my opinion.

wordword
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:43 am

Re: Leaving your job after admission - risky?

Postby wordword » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:09 pm

yea, i have become something of a slackass after admission. Grades, employment, old softs, all have been abondonned.

o well, i should probably go ahead and pay my seat deposit!

nuseph
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:54 pm

Re: Leaving your job after admission - risky?

Postby nuseph » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:21 pm

Once you're in, you're in. But yes, looking toward the future, it would be good to go out on a positive note. Now, more than ever, you want to maintain your professional networks, even if they're not law-related.

As for taking time off, I wouldn't expect it to be an issue at all. If you were coming out of college, you would have had 3-4 months of vacation before your first year. As long as it wasn't an involuntary vacation because you were a post-admit slacker, you should be fine.

Or just don't put months on your resume. You started your job in Year X, you finished in 2010. You started law school. Done.

wordword
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:43 am

Re: Leaving your job after admission - risky?

Postby wordword » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:31 pm

nuseph wrote:Once you're in, you're in.


finally, a philosophy i can believe in!




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests