Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby dr123 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:43 am

twentypercentmore wrote:I'm still not sure why enlistment is off the table. I'd be willing to go to the effing moon if I was being paid 110k-120k a year, let alone 7-8 weeks at boot camp that has close to an 100% pass rate. "Free spirit" is not a reason to give that up.


Have you served?

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby DaRascal » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:21 am

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:29 am

DaRascal wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:I'm still not sure why enlistment is off the table. I'd be willing to go to the effing moon if I was being paid 110k-120k a year, let alone 7-8 weeks at boot camp that has close to an 100% pass rate. "Free spirit" is not a reason to give that up.


Anyway, I'm not really worried about the LSAT anymore. I'll study hard but If I don't improve a lot then I'm just not going to go and I'll become a professional poker player. Even if I were to go to law school I bet this employment gap hurts me down the line. I always feel like I'm behind the 8 ball for some reason.


Is this not the plot of Rounders?

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:32 am

DaRascal wrote: I always feel like I'm behind the 8 ball for some reason.


Well, whatever you do, keep attributing everything to luck and don't change your outlook. The reason is fairly obvious to the rest of us.

Don't go to law school. It's a bad idea for you. If you just want a decent income that'll let you keep a roof over your head and food on the table, there are many, many easier ways. Seriously, go learn a trade. It'll be much easier to find a job where you rate dependable pay and benefits. Sports betting as a career is dumb, but it's fine as a hobby. You can always supplement your income with gambling in your free time if you really think you're that good.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby DaRascal » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:32 am

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:33 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:
Don't go to law school. It's a bad idea for you.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby DaRascal » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:41 am

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby haus » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:48 am

DaRascal wrote:Btw, I almost solved all my problems last weekend. Threw down $100 on a 10 team parlay. Hit 6, 1 pushed, and missed 3 (1 BS one, 1 near backdoor cover, and 1 blown cover).

Could have made $50k! :cry:


Tis better to have gambled and lost than never to have gambled at all. :P

Hey, I lit $100 on fire despite not having an job!

ftfy

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby DaRascal » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:07 pm

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby SEngland » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:10 pm

DaRascal wrote:Dude it was house money and I'm in the green. Don't be so dramatic. 8)

Besides, I HAVE to win big because I'm desperate so that's going to make me even hungrier to make the correct gambling decisions in the next two months.



You have to be a troll.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:20 pm

DaRascal wrote:Dude it was house money and I'm in the green. Don't be so dramatic. 8)

Besides, I HAVE to win big because I'm desperate so that's going to make me even hungrier to make the correct gambling decisions in the next two months.


Good plan!

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby DaRascal » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:29 pm

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:32 pm

Oh, ok. This is just an elaborate, super slow burn troll. In which case, well done.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby twenty » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:34 pm

It wouldn't make much sense for me to do that. I've always disliked the idea of serving in the military and I moved back home and really limited my law school options to a handful of schools that I could commute to. I was never really sold on law school I just feared I'd be in the situation I'm in now if I didn't try. There's no public law school I would go to at this point so the GI Bill wouldn't do anything for me.


Why on earth would you limit yourself to a few schools you can commute to? That aside, that makes the GI Bill even more viable, since you're looking at 100% tuition for three years. Also, most law schools' Yellow Ribbon program is decent enough to where you wouldn't pay anything out of pocket, even at a private school.

The last place you want to be is a graduate from a local school with 250k+ (probably more, including your undergrad) of debt.

dr123 wrote:Have you served?


Commissioning in about six months.

TheSpanishMain wrote:Troll


I would normally agree, except that he actually went through last year's cycle and struck out almost everywhere. So I think this is legit. :\

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:39 pm

DaRascal wrote:Besides, if it doesn't work out I guess I'll just have to work retail until Obama fixes the economy and makes a college education useful again.


Either develop a useful skill or resign yourself to a life of being the assistant manager of a Taco Bell.

Your current skill set is not going to be useful for much whether Obama, Christie, Clinton, or King Zog is in the White House. Welcome to the new economy.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby DaRascal » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:54 am

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby DaRascal » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:49 am

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby wealtheow » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:48 am

are these federal loans? because you can defer them, usually interest-free, while you are not working, working less than full-time, or making below 150% of the federal minimum wage.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby OfThriceandTen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:06 am

I had a 4-5 month employment gap on my resume. I took 2 years off between undergrad and LS to correct it and spent > 1 year at the job I did end up getting. A few people mentioned it during my interviews, and I would say I graduated into a terrible economy and had to move home and look for work there. They were pretty understanding of that, and the having the >1 year experience was a bump far larger than the small negative of having an employment gap.

You asked earlier ITT about NU. NU doesn't care that much about you even having a job as far as I can tell, as long as you have the year off. I was funemployed from November-April, and in that time took the LSAT and applied to schools. NU admitted me sometime in March. It was actually the school I'm attending now that admitted me after I updated my resume with a FT position. This school was then happy to let me defer my acceptance so I could work at the job for a full year, whereas NU wouldn't. So it seems they care less about their students having work experience and more about having a higher figure next to the stat "are x year(s) out of college."

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby TheSpanishMain » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:57 am

DaRascal wrote:Still no job offers. Stopped applying two weeks ago.

It wasn't my fault!


There you go, a TL/DR for all Rascal posts.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby jkhalfa » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:23 pm

Watching OP fall apart over the course of this thread is hilarious.

His problem is less about his major and the economy than it is about his own laziness and immaturity. If he had actually tried I'm sure he'd have some sort of job by now, even if it was only retail, but instead he's completely shut out reality in favor of his professional gambling fantasy world.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby McAvoy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:23 pm

Yeah guy, it's really not that hard. Coming from a humanities major who had multiple employment offers before graduating, employers do not care about your major -- or even the prestige of your school. They care about the skills you posses. So, you know, try to build skills first, before applying.
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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby haus » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:47 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:For example: Everyone can become a proficient web designer given two days of effort -- learn how to do that.

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If people actually believe this, perhaps it would go a long way towards explaining why their are so many horrifically bad web sites.

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby McAvoy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:57 pm

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Re: Reapplying in Future Cycle but Can't Find Real Job

Postby TheSpanishMain » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:58 pm

jkhalfa wrote:Watching OP fall apart over the course of this thread is hilarious.




I just love the combination of neuroticism, self pity, and crazy logic leaps.

Edit: DaRascal, please don't go to law school. Please go to a vocational school/community college, get certified in something marketable, and go get a job that doesn't involve living in your mom's basement.




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