So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby IHeartNewYork » Fri May 15, 2009 5:09 pm

ShadowRabbit wrote:Ya, think I'm putting in my two weeks on Saturday. It would be amazing if I could somehow suck it up and wait tables through june and into july, but I just can't. I can't do it anymore. I'm likely to stab someone, and I have a feeling that would significantly affect my outstanding admission.


haha I hear you! Serving people food for a living is unbelievably soul-crushing. Unfortunately that's basically what I'll be doing for most of the summer :(

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby qaz57wsx » Fri May 15, 2009 5:20 pm

Can't wait till the end of July to leave. Just trying not to due anything stupid that will prevent me from getting references in the future.

Praying to be laid off because severence would extend WAY past when I was going to quit for school. Already brought it up to the big boss and was rejected outright. Had to ask....

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby OutofBako » Fri May 15, 2009 5:22 pm

Last week of July is scheduled to be my last week. Then 2 1/2 weeks of unpacking till the grind starts. I did sneak a trip to Hawaii in next month though :mrgreen: Figured it'd be my last vacation for five years or so.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby pammy1985 » Fri May 15, 2009 5:29 pm

Is anyone here planning to stay at work and go to school part time? Am I the only insane one????

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby qaz57wsx » Fri May 15, 2009 5:32 pm

pammy1985 wrote:Is anyone here planning to stay at work and go to school part time? Am I the only insane one????


I am quitting my job at a large I-bank for PT law school, the reason for this is that my job can not (read will not) ensure me that I can leave at a certain time for class everyday. Once I am in school and have my routine down I will be looking for something though.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby penni_rose » Fri May 15, 2009 5:54 pm

pammy1985 wrote:Is anyone here planning to stay at work and go to school part time? Am I the only insane one????


I worked full time in grad school. A year and a half of that was enough for me. Of course, I was also in school full time. I didn't have a lot of time to sleep. I'm considering looking for part time work after the first year if I feel like I have the time to do it.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby pammy1985 » Fri May 15, 2009 7:06 pm

penni_rose wrote:
pammy1985 wrote:Is anyone here planning to stay at work and go to school part time? Am I the only insane one????


I worked full time in grad school. A year and a half of that was enough for me. Of course, I was also in school full time. I didn't have a lot of time to sleep. I'm considering looking for part time work after the first year if I feel like I have the time to do it.


So from your experience, do you think it's reasonable to expect a good GPA with work full time and part time law school? I've done full time ug, at least 6 courses each semester plus part time work before and I was perfectly fine. I worked on anxiety and my nerves during those years but it worked beautifully. Do you think that's doable?

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby emergencybarbie » Fri May 15, 2009 7:07 pm

Just submitted my letter of resignation... on a tentative basis but still felt good.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby penni_rose » Sun May 17, 2009 5:34 pm

pammy1985 wrote:
penni_rose wrote:
pammy1985 wrote:Is anyone here planning to stay at work and go to school part time? Am I the only insane one????


I worked full time in grad school. A year and a half of that was enough for me. Of course, I was also in school full time. I didn't have a lot of time to sleep. I'm considering looking for part time work after the first year if I feel like I have the time to do it.


So from your experience, do you think it's reasonable to expect a good GPA with work full time and part time law school? I've done full time ug, at least 6 courses each semester plus part time work before and I was perfectly fine. I worked on anxiety and my nerves during those years but it worked beautifully. Do you think that's doable?


I had a good GPA in grad school, so I guess it's possible, but I hear the law school is harder. Honestly, the curve sort of concerns me. I did well on my master's, but there was no curve so in a few of my classes most people made A's. That's why I want to wait until after the first year to even think about finding work. I want to know what I'm getting into first.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby carine44 » Wed May 20, 2009 4:49 pm

My boss (who has known about law school since I started thinking about going) is breaking the news to our Senior VP right now that I'm leaving in July...I can't really hear the conversation but it's taking a while and I'm kind of freaking out that the Senior VP is going to want to get rid of me asap...

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby dantimreynolds » Wed May 20, 2009 4:50 pm

My last day was last friday....I forgot how boring boring was.
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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby hoffb86 » Wed May 20, 2009 4:52 pm

dantimreynolds wrote:My last day was last friday....I forgot how boring borning was.


borning? edit: you fixed this already.

either way. I am so jealous of those of you who are done working... Working until July 31st, with how nice the weather has been, is making me absolutely miserable. I am so ready to quit, I dread getting up in the morning to go to work..... and by the time I get home, the beatiful DC evenings are over....
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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby carine44 » Wed May 20, 2009 5:14 pm

Okay, not fired. Got a "congratulations -- why do you want to be a lawyer? You're too nice to be a lawyer" speech. Er, thanks.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed May 20, 2009 5:29 pm

carine44 wrote:Okay, not fired. Got a "congratulations -- why do you want to be a lawyer? You're too nice to be a lawyer" speech. Er, thanks.

I can already envision what my boss is going to say. "LAWYER!? WHAT?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS???"

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby hoffb86 » Wed May 20, 2009 5:36 pm

carine44 wrote:Okay, not fired. Got a "congratulations -- why do you want to be a lawyer? You're too nice to be a lawyer" speech. Er, thanks.


I'd say every other day the associates on my case go "are you sure you want to do this with your life? its not too late to back out..."

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed May 20, 2009 5:48 pm

My coworkers say, "I thought about going to law school but I don't wanna go back to school"

Everytime my officemate receives substandard work from a firm, he says to me "X, Y, and Z, they suck. Don't work for them." or "X, Y, and Z recruits from ABC school. Isn't that a TTT?"

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby ILikeIke » Wed May 20, 2009 5:52 pm

I gave notice last week- my last day is next Friday...I am practically counting the hours!!!!

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby misslaw » Wed May 20, 2009 5:56 pm

anyone else praying to get laid off??? I am...severance baby! Would be nice since my last day is in July... Im glad im not the only one having such strong feelings about getting the F**K out of work! They never tell you in college that working blows...

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby qaz57wsx » Wed May 20, 2009 5:58 pm

carine44 wrote:My boss (who has known about law school since I started thinking about going) is breaking the news to our Senior VP right now that I'm leaving in July...I can't really hear the conversation but it's taking a while and I'm kind of freaking out that the Senior VP is going to want to get rid of me asap...



Wouldn't it be good to get laid off. That would mean severence, no? I am praying to get laid off right now, it would pay for my first year of school if I did.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby hoffb86 » Wed May 20, 2009 5:59 pm

qaz57wsx wrote:
carine44 wrote:My boss (who has known about law school since I started thinking about going) is breaking the news to our Senior VP right now that I'm leaving in July...I can't really hear the conversation but it's taking a while and I'm kind of freaking out that the Senior VP is going to want to get rid of me asap...



Wouldn't it be good to get laid off. That would mean severence, no? I am praying to get laid off right now, it would pay for my first year of school if I did.


it sucks that I am actually "too valuable" to my cases for them to lay me off.... job security sucks! :lol:

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby qaz57wsx » Wed May 20, 2009 6:00 pm

misslaw wrote:anyone else praying to get laid off??? I am...severance baby! Would be nice since my last day is in July... Im glad im not the only one having such strong feelings about getting the F**K out of work! They never tell you in college that working blows...



As I said in an older post I am also praying for it. My company is doing a lot of laying off and I told my boss to "sacrifice" me to save other co-workers who need the money and job secruity. He didn't seem to keen on the idea. Your right though serverence would pay for my first year of school.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby qaz57wsx » Wed May 20, 2009 6:02 pm

hoffb86 wrote:
qaz57wsx wrote:
carine44 wrote:My boss (who has known about law school since I started thinking about going) is breaking the news to our Senior VP right now that I'm leaving in July...I can't really hear the conversation but it's taking a while and I'm kind of freaking out that the Senior VP is going to want to get rid of me asap...



Wouldn't it be good to get laid off. That would mean severence, no? I am praying to get laid off right now, it would pay for my first year of school if I did.


it sucks that I am actually "too valuable" to my cases for them to lay me off.... job security sucks! :lol:


I wish I never told anyone at work about my plans for law school.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby carine44 » Wed May 20, 2009 6:42 pm

Severance or no, I didn't want to be let go early. Unfortunately they will not be hiring someone to replace me ITE so it's going to really suck for my boss when I leave. I like him a lot, he wrote one of my LORs, etc. and I would have felt awful if the VP didn't let him keep me on until July.

Don't get me wrong - I am definitely ready to go, but I've planned for the July exit and I think the weeks will pass quickly.

Good luck to everyone hoping for a layoff!

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby carrowd3 » Wed May 20, 2009 7:43 pm

Hyder wrote:
carrowd3 wrote:I'm finished at the end of the month. I told my boss about 3 minutes ago. :shock:


What was the reaction? Are you still alive?


Everyone has been really good about it. They completely understand my decision and are very supportive.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby penni_rose » Wed May 20, 2009 7:54 pm

I'm sort of trying to get "let go." They aren't laying people off, but they do give nice severance packages to the people that "just don't work out." I'm not, like, actively trying to get fired, I'm mostly just hoping.




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