what happens when you get laid off

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senorhosh
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what happens when you get laid off

Postby senorhosh » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:45 am

A friend of mine has a brother who went to T14 law school. He got a biglaw job but due to downsizing (i think) he got laid off after a year.

What happens when you get laid off from a biglaw job (due to no fault of your own) and you work there for only a year (or less)?
Since companies don't hire third years, I'm guessing they won't be willing to hire graduates...?

boaltrising3l
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Re: what happens when you get laid off

Postby boaltrising3l » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:53 am

The average first year associate has almost no marketable skills and biglaw is almost certainly out. I know a lot of people who got LaTTTham'ed after around 6 months. Most never recovered and are currently working temp/doc review jobs. If this happens to you, you're screwed.

seatown12
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Re: what happens when you get laid off

Postby seatown12 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:46 am

boalt you dont know anybody

bigtttymer
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Re: what happens when you get laid off

Postby bigtttymer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:20 am

why don't you ask the thousands of people who this happened to in 2009 who are still out of work.

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Stonewall
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Re: what happens when you get laid off

Postby Stonewall » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:45 am

bigtttymer wrote:why don't you ask the thousands of people who this happened to in 2009 who are still out of work.


They are prob too busy drafting cover letters for firms in Nebraska like Emory's grads were told to do




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