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More important: 1st choice job or 1st choice city

Job
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Location
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What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:10 pm

If you could only have one, would you prefer to live in your first choice city/location, or have the sort of job you prefer (BigLaw/DA/BigFed/whatever)?

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby kalvano » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:13 pm

Location. I would happily represent the most soulless, heartless, evil corporation for crap pay in a place I want to be.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:20 pm

Luckily my preferred location, while not NYC, is a market-paying secondary city that has good legal jobs and great culture / sunshine. Sometimes you can have the best of both worlds :)

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:23 pm

Despite the obvious location bias in legal recruiting, legal work is clearly not tech or finance where there generally aren't jobs to be had outside of a given region. If you find your dream job in a less than optimal city (i.e. New York), then it probably makes sense to take it for the short term.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Luckily my preferred location, while not NYC, is a market-paying secondary city that has good legal jobs and great culture / sunshine. Sometimes you can have the best of both worlds :)

You know, I really though the clause "if you had to choose" would head off this sort of anoni-brag content-free posting, but in hindsight I should have known better.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:52 pm

Depends on the degree of concession in the other area. I wouldn't take an amazing job in Somalia, but I could be unemployed in a really nice place. However, for the most part, I'd pick job

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby c3pO4 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:52 pm

While you're young, job should precede location. History shows time and again that people have to uproot for work. Gold rush, railroad, tech boom, etc.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby Eco » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:07 pm

Job. Which at this point means anything. I want to be a janitor for Jones Day.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:23 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Depends on the degree of concession in the other area. I wouldn't take an amazing job in Somalia, but I could be unemployed in a really nice place. However, for the most part, I'd pick job

Dawg I'd take a jerb in Somalia. Untaxed, brah.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:41 pm

It would depend on the number of hours worked. If its one of those jobs where you work 90 hours a week, then, you better like the job. If you work a normal amount of hours, then you better like the city.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:09 pm

Grizz wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Depends on the degree of concession in the other area. I wouldn't take an amazing job in Somalia, but I could be unemployed in a really nice place. However, for the most part, I'd pick job

Dawg I'd take a jerb in Somalia. Untaxed, brah.


I'm sure the local warlord would take 90% off the top.

Which really isn't that different from the U.S. government.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby mrloblaw » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Grizz wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Depends on the degree of concession in the other area. I wouldn't take an amazing job in Somalia, but I could be unemployed in a really nice place. However, for the most part, I'd pick job

Dawg I'd take a jerb in Somalia. Untaxed, brah.


I'm sure the local warlord would take 90% off the top.

Which really isn't that different from the U.S. government.


Damn anonymous button.

Also, since I neglected the initial question: job, definitely. Having lived all over the eastern half of the country, I've found that I can be happy just about anywhere.

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Re: What mattered/matters most to you: job or city?

Postby lolwat » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:04 am

Job. Location is irrelevant. I may be happier in some places than others, but I can find ways to be happy anywhere.




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