ToTransferOrNot wrote: edgarderby wrote:
Danneskjöld wrote:Wow this is an unbelievable thread... Taking the second offer would probably violate your school's honor code (I know it 100% would at my school). The employer will probably notify your career services office, and you'd be sunk once anyone at your school knows. Not to mention the fact that people will find out and like someone else said the legal world is small and people will judge you. In addition, 2L OCI does not depend on your 1L job. It depends on School, grades and personal likeability--that's it.
So, wouldn't it be easier just to ask employer 1 if they would care or not? By simply bringing that up, it seems like they would let you out of it. I think people are exaggerating their self-importance to employers, in any economy or job, but especially this one.
I'm pretty sure this was a serious statement, and that fact makes my head explode.
By the way: Employers don't give a fuck about you personally. That doesn't mean that they're not going to curbstomp you if you pull the idiocy the OP suggests.
Do people just not understand that the 1L/2L summer gig-firm relationship is NOT AT ALL the same as a regular employment relationship? I get the distinct impression that people are somehow considering the ideas as equivalent, and that's just laughably incorrect.
A federal clerk told me, upon giving me an internship offer, "judicial internship are not the same as clerkships, by all means, if you get a paying offer, take it...we won't hold it against you." He said that people often mistake that "rule" as applying to everything, and not just clerkships since they are more important.
I'm sure you have some rationale for believing that people are petty and will destroy you over something that affects them to little to no extent. That kind of thing might be true where other people are from, but I haven't run into any non-anecdotal "friend of a friend of a friend" stories.
It makes no rational sense that if I called my employer and honestly described my want of taking a different job, months away from starting the job, where they have 100s of other qualified candidates ready happy to accept at a moments notice, that they would "ruin my career."
I completely understand why this myth exists though. It's good for the schools to create a culture of fear surrounding thinking about the good of the community rather than the good of the self. Although I would also imagine this in itself is flawed, because taking job B increases the chances that job A will go to a classmate as well, especially regarding a regional position.