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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Coolgrnmen » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:25 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:The CSO said don't reneg on a job. Ugh... feel so guilty. I feel like Karma is gonna bite me in the ass. But... $4k.

$4k? I dunno if that's worth it...I mean...that's like $400 a week?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:26 pm

geekrocker37 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:The CSO said don't reneg on a job. Ugh... feel so guilty. I feel like Karma is gonna bite me in the ass. But... $4k.


See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFGZufk4HFs

How do I phrase it? I want to do it as nicely as possible. And say I didn't get public interest funding. Cuse these people were lovely, and I don't want to be barred from government work ever again.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby mythosopher » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:58 pm

keg411 wrote:
mythosopher wrote:Great news! I got the PI internship I wanted in DC!

Caveat: How the hell am I going to pay for travel and living expenses? Any advice/ideas? All the PI stipend application due dates have passed here...


Extra loans (if you didn't take all of yours out)?
Tax return?

LOL tax return assumes I made income worth taxing last year.

Extra loans? I maxed all my federal loans and cost of education. But the LAST thing I want to do is take out a personal loan. God awful APRs on that. A student loan from a bank could be an option, although not preferred. I've got enough loans as it is...

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:02 pm

mythosopher wrote:
keg411 wrote:
mythosopher wrote:Great news! I got the PI internship I wanted in DC!

Caveat: How the hell am I going to pay for travel and living expenses? Any advice/ideas? All the PI stipend application due dates have passed here...


Extra loans (if you didn't take all of yours out)?
Tax return?

LOL tax return assumes I made income worth taxing last year.

Extra loans? I maxed all my federal loans and cost of education. But the LAST thing I want to do is take out a personal loan. God awful APRs on that. A student loan from a bank could be an option, although not preferred. I've got enough loans as it is...

You can usually request a COA increase. Contact your school's financial aid office and ask about it. My school has a simple, one-page form that you fill out with the amount you're requesting and what it's being used for.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby gwuorbust » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:08 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
geekrocker37 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:The CSO said don't reneg on a job. Ugh... feel so guilty. I feel like Karma is gonna bite me in the ass. But... $4k.


See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFGZufk4HFs

How do I phrase it? I want to do it as nicely as possible. And say I didn't get public interest funding. Cuse these people were lovely, and I don't want to be barred from government work ever again.


yeah just be like, I think this is an amazing opportunity, but unfortunatly I didn't get the funding, poor student, I haz no monies, blah, blah, thanks one last time, done.

basically, just don't sound like an ass. they will be able to replace you in about 2.5 milliseconds.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:16 pm

Got a call from the AO for Article III judges... had to turn them down because I accepted a position last week. Sad. But the position I do have is still a government job, and there was an article in the NYT that they're super backed up and I know I get my own caseload as a 1L... so it's ok that I won't be working for the SC/International Trade Ct, right?....

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Grizz » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:17 pm

sibley wrote:Got a call from the AO for Article III judges... had to turn them down because I accepted a position last week. Sad. But the position I do have is still a government job, and there was an article in the NYT that they're super backed up and I know I get my own caseload as a 1L... so it's ok that I won't be working for the SC/International Trade Ct, right?....


How's your suit against GULC progressing?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby mths » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:35 pm

rad law wrote:
sibley wrote:Got a call from the AO for Article III judges... had to turn them down because I accepted a position last week. Sad. But the position I do have is still a government job, and there was an article in the NYT that they're super backed up and I know I get my own caseload as a 1L... so it's ok that I won't be working for the SC/International Trade Ct, right?....


How's your suit against GULC progressing?

180

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:21 pm

mths wrote:
rad law wrote:
sibley wrote:Got a call from the AO for Article III judges... had to turn them down because I accepted a position last week. Sad. But the position I do have is still a government job, and there was an article in the NYT that they're super backed up and I know I get my own caseload as a 1L... so it's ok that I won't be working for the SC/International Trade Ct, right?....


How's your suit against GULC progressing?

180


it settled.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby bjsesq » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:28 pm

sibley wrote:
mths wrote:
rad law wrote:
sibley wrote:Got a call from the AO for Article III judges... had to turn them down because I accepted a position last week. Sad. But the position I do have is still a government job, and there was an article in the NYT that they're super backed up and I know I get my own caseload as a 1L... so it's ok that I won't be working for the SC/International Trade Ct, right?....


How's your suit against GULC progressing?

180


it settled.

Thank god they didn't in the admissions process, amirite?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:38 pm

bjsesq wrote:Thank god they didn't in the admissions process, amirite?


Pshhhh more like thank God I didn't.
Alternatively: yes.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby bjsesq » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:44 pm

sibley wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Thank god they didn't in the admissions process, amirite?


Pshhhh more like thank God I didn't.
Alternatively: yes.

Yeah. You deserved much better than GULC. Speaking of which: blanket the entire T14 with lawsuits.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby gwuorbust » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:54 pm

f7 wrote:And LSAC.


USNWR anyone?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby mythosopher » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:35 am

Stanford4Me wrote:
mythosopher wrote:
keg411 wrote:
mythosopher wrote:Great news! I got the PI internship I wanted in DC!

Caveat: How the hell am I going to pay for travel and living expenses? Any advice/ideas? All the PI stipend application due dates have passed here...


Extra loans (if you didn't take all of yours out)?
Tax return?

LOL tax return assumes I made income worth taxing last year.

Extra loans? I maxed all my federal loans and cost of education. But the LAST thing I want to do is take out a personal loan. God awful APRs on that. A student loan from a bank could be an option, although not preferred. I've got enough loans as it is...

You can usually request a COA increase. Contact your school's financial aid office and ask about it. My school has a simple, one-page form that you fill out with the amount you're requesting and what it's being used for.

They will only increase COA for child care expenses, commuting, or health care costs. I'll set up a time to see them just in case they're feeling nice about it, because then, even though I'd still have to take out a bank loan, the APR would be 1% lower.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby romothesavior » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:58 am

snowpeach06 wrote:
geekrocker37 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:The CSO said don't reneg on a job. Ugh... feel so guilty. I feel like Karma is gonna bite me in the ass. But... $4k.


See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFGZufk4HFs

How do I phrase it? I want to do it as nicely as possible. And say I didn't get public interest funding. Cuse these people were lovely, and I don't want to be barred from government work ever again.

Is there a chance of full-time employment at this second job? If not, then I see no real reason to reneg. You don't sound that excited about the job, and you don't want to stay in the area.

4k isn't that much money, you could make that waiting tables or something. Renegging is fine in certain circumstances, but I don't see why you are doing it here.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:25 am

romothesavior wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:
geekrocker37 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:The CSO said don't reneg on a job. Ugh... feel so guilty. I feel like Karma is gonna bite me in the ass. But... $4k.


See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFGZufk4HFs

How do I phrase it? I want to do it as nicely as possible. And say I didn't get public interest funding. Cuse these people were lovely, and I don't want to be barred from government work ever again.

Is there a chance of full-time employment at this second job? If not, then I see no real reason to reneg. You don't sound that excited about the job, and you don't want to stay in the area.

4k isn't that much money, you could make that waiting tables or something. Renegging is fine in certain circumstances, but I don't see why you are doing it here.

Really, 4k vs. negative $2-3k? To me that is a big difference. Especially because I'm not taking out loans. My parents are awesome enough to find my education/living expenses. But they only pay for necessities. So, if I ever want to do anything fun, ever, I need to make my own money. And the summer would suck if all my friends are here and I can't go out to a movie, or go out to dinner, take a weekend and visit a friend in another city, ect. My thought process was that since I wasn't super excited about either job, I may as well get paid. I don't think either is going to look better or worse on a resume, so they seemed the same except for money. Anyway, I just called the old job. She just goes "yeah, I get it. If you want to work here over the fall, or next summer just call me and let me know. All you have to do is call." So, I guess that went as well as it could. I mean, tone of voice made her seem a tad annoyed, but, the words were super nice. I have a feeling she doesn't care.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby romothesavior » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:11 am

snowpeach06 wrote:Really, 4k vs. negative $2-3k? To me that is a big difference. Especially because I'm not taking out loans. My parents are awesome enough to find my education/living expenses. But they only pay for necessities. So, if I ever want to do anything fun, ever, I need to make my own money. And the summer would suck if all my friends are here and I can't go out to a movie, or go out to dinner, take a weekend and visit a friend in another city, ect. My thought process was that since I wasn't super excited about either job, I may as well get paid. I don't think either is going to look better or worse on a resume, so they seemed the same except for money. Anyway, I just called the old job. She just goes "yeah, I get it. If you want to work here over the fall, or next summer just call me and let me know. All you have to do is call." So, I guess that went as well as it could. I mean, tone of voice made her seem a tad annoyed, but, the words were super nice. I have a feeling she doesn't care.

That's good, glad it worked out. I was just saying that you could easily make 4k by getting a second job to avoid loans, that's what many (most) of us are doing.

But it's good that you were able to back out without making them mad. If you can work there during the school year, I'd definitely try to do it. Congrats on getting everything taken care of.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:07 pm

romothesavior wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:Really, 4k vs. negative $2-3k? To me that is a big difference. Especially because I'm not taking out loans. My parents are awesome enough to find my education/living expenses. But they only pay for necessities. So, if I ever want to do anything fun, ever, I need to make my own money. And the summer would suck if all my friends are here and I can't go out to a movie, or go out to dinner, take a weekend and visit a friend in another city, ect. My thought process was that since I wasn't super excited about either job, I may as well get paid. I don't think either is going to look better or worse on a resume, so they seemed the same except for money. Anyway, I just called the old job. She just goes "yeah, I get it. If you want to work here over the fall, or next summer just call me and let me know. All you have to do is call." So, I guess that went as well as it could. I mean, tone of voice made her seem a tad annoyed, but, the words were super nice. I have a feeling she doesn't care.

That's good, glad it worked out. I was just saying that you could easily make 4k by getting a second job to avoid loans, that's what many (most) of us are doing.

But it's good that you were able to back out without making them mad. If you can work there during the school year, I'd definitely try to do it. Congrats on getting everything taken care of.

Do you guys have full time summer positions? Mine would've been, so, it didn't seem like there would be much time for a second job. Maybe just weekends. Anyway, thanks.

And as another lol: I was just offered a position with a local trial court that I never heard a peep from once I sent in my resume. But, oddly enough, a few days ago the one other kid at my law school from the same area as me got the job as well. So, I assumed I didn't get it when he told me that. But then I guess the judge knows my uncle, so my uncle was all pissy when he found out I accepted a job yesterday. It would've been awesome to work with a friend, and to spend the summer with my family. But, the kid from law school would've been probably the only person I know in my hometown any more. All my friends from high school are just gone.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Coolgrnmen » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:14 pm

sibley wrote:
mths wrote:
rad law wrote:
sibley wrote:Got a call from the AO for Article III judges... had to turn them down because I accepted a position last week. Sad. But the position I do have is still a government job, and there was an article in the NYT that they're super backed up and I know I get my own caseload as a 1L... so it's ok that I won't be working for the SC/International Trade Ct, right?....


How's your suit against GULC progressing?

180


it settled.


Why did you sue GULC? I tried to research it but the thread was over 300 pages...haha

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby beach_terror » Tue May 10, 2011 3:03 pm

Ban lifted. RA'ing for the most awesome professor this summer, for anyone who cares. Yes, I'm the dude only threw out like 10 apps.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby swc65 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:36 pm

beach_terror wrote:Ban lifted. RA'ing for the most awesome professor this summer, for anyone who cares. Yes, I'm the dude only threw out like 10 apps.



Congratz!! Why did you get banned?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby stayway » Tue May 10, 2011 3:37 pm

swc65 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Ban lifted. RA'ing for the most awesome professor this summer, for anyone who cares. Yes, I'm the dude only threw out like 10 apps.



Congratz!! Why did you get banned?


he posted mad dick pix

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby uwb09 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:42 pm

swc65 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Ban lifted. RA'ing for the most awesome professor this summer, for anyone who cares. Yes, I'm the dude only threw out like 10 apps.



Congratz!! Why did you get banned?

banned himself to focus on finals/not be distracted by this place

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby keg411 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:42 pm

beach_terror wrote:Ban lifted. RA'ing for the most awesome professor this summer, for anyone who cares. Yes, I'm the dude only threw out like 10 apps.


Yet you whined in this thread how you didn't have a job until late :lol: :).
Congrats - sounds like finals went well for you and you got a great summer job.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby mythosopher » Wed May 11, 2011 5:19 pm

I have a full time unpaid internship in DC... I have $0.
How hard do you think it would be to get a part-time evening/weekend job in DC and not let my internship suffer? :(




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