: after rereading your long post several times, I see how you read the statements and why they appear the way they do to you/others. I also noticed that you've taken the statements out of the context of the previous (and following) posts, which is why they appear confusing.
Maybe this will help clear it up. Here is my line of reasoning:
The initial thing I said was this:
icydash wrote:Honestly, you can also not work in "big law," take an initial 20k a year pay cut, have a life and still be extremely happy/well off in a small/mid-sized firm....You can also still practice corporate law and eventually make partner/a ludicrous amount of money.
To which someone replied:
Na_Swatch wrote:that's a great fictional job you have there...
in reality nothing like that exists [....]
And then there was the picture from South Parks' imaginationland.
All of this came with no explination, so it appeared people where basically saying the job I made up was BS and nothing like that existed.
To this I responded:
icydash wrote:My brother, coming out of Albany law school, got a job in a medium NYC corporate law/litigation firm-- starting salary ABOVE big law.
These kinds of jobs exist all over -- most of you guys just don't know it because you're 0Ls speculating. I know it because my father, who is a senior partner at a firm for over 30 years in NYC (also from Albany Law School), my uncle whose now a judge (St. Johns Law School), [.....]
Basically saying, "yes, these jobs actually *do* exist, here's family proof to show it. You probably disagree because you're 0Ls speculating, but I have family in the industry so I know what I'm talking about." I showed the schools my family went to in order to show that you can in fact get these kinds of jobs coming out of non-T14 schools.
I also then immediately posted after the aformentioned post:
icydash wrote:Which part of my statement are you guys having trouble believing? The fact that there are small/medium sized firms with a partnership track where one can practice corporate law...And you get paid more money as you work your way up to partner? There are like thousands of them -- Why is this so hard to believe?
...Pretty much showing that the issues/questions mentioned in this post where the ones I was trying to solve with the previous post.
Then we get off topic about if my brother had help or not getting his job.
Let me give another analogy:
Say I come up to you, and say: "Honestly, you can not work at Autozone, still have a good car repair job and make a decent living."
To which you respond: "No way, that's a fantasy job, jobs like that don't exist."
To which I respond: "Uhh yes they do. My brother just got a job at Toms Car Garage making 50k a year. These kinds of jobs exist all over. You have no idea what you're talking about because you're not in the car industry, but my whole family is, so i do."
....When you read this, do you come out with the impression that there are literally tons of Toms Car Garage jobs where you can make 50k a year all over (how you seem to read it), or just good car repair jobs where you can make decent money all over (I obviously read it this way)?