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prezidentv8
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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:05 am

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/45210744?slide=8

CNBC


Julio_El_Chavo wrote:Congratulations. You're all doing something that's overrated. You're basically members of a modern-day gold rush.

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:
NinerFan wrote:Thanks? Are you not a law student/lawyer as well?

I'm a law student, but I'm not one of these:

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Julio_El_Chavo wrote:
BeenDidThat wrote:Who the fuck cares what you or CNBC thinks? I'm gonna be throwing hundreds on your daughter in fifteen years. Tell me how that feels.


Because the Internet never lies. That's why.

Seriously though, every other post on this site is just some dude's opinion. What percentage of posts properly cite a primary source of authority?



147.

Also this:


romothesavior wrote:Image

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:08 am

romothesavior wrote:
Grizz wrote:What is the V100 of pilot jerbs? As a preftige obsessed lawl student, I need to know.

Delta, brah. Southwest is about on par with Cadwalader.


So that means my career right now is like...

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby BeautifulSW » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:34 am

Not only is it NOT unusual for a lawyer around here never to make six figures, I'd guess that only a fraction of the lawyers in my state consistently make six figures. It's a very poor state and there's not a lot of the kind of commercial activity that generates serious money. The low salaries/billings are offset to some extent by our lower cost of living and by the fact that total tuition at our sole law school is $40,000 for three years. I think you will find that this is the situation in an awful lot of the country away from the Northeast Corridor.

Now, if you total up my salary, employer contribution to retirement, and all of the benefits I get from public sector employment, it probably does exceed $100,000 but I'm talking in terms of W-2 income.

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:12 pm

This thread is winning.

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby happy187 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:05 pm

BeautifulSW wrote:In 25 years of practice, I have never once regretted going to law school or becoming a lawyer. Yes, the hours can be long. No, I've never made close to six figures...


I stopped reading after this

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby deebs » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:40 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:So that means my career right now is like...


Here is mine:
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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby TommyK » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:42 pm

So what are the most underrated jobs?

My top 5 list:
Backup quarterback
Bass player for a rock band
Professional fisherman
Small town mayor
Aquatic mammal trainer

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby un-vordox » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:10 pm

Who the fuck cares what you or CNBC thinks? I'm gonna be throwing hundreds on your daughter in fifteen years. Tell me how that feels.


TITCR

I'm supposed to believe something because CNBC said it?!

What percentage of posts properly cite a primary source of authority?


Not OP here.

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby MellowMantis » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:17 pm

Grizz wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Grizz wrote:What is the V100 of pilot jerbs? As a preftige obsessed lawl student, I need to know.

Delta, brah. Southwest is about on par with Cadwalader.

So the firms we are summering at are like Turkmenistan Air?

:D lol

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby thedive » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:28 pm

TommyK wrote:So what are the most underrated jobs?

My top 5 list:
Backup quarterback
Bass player for a rock band
Professional fisherman
Small town mayor
Aquatic mammal trainer


A plumber, they get to go to houses in Malibu and hit on desperate housewives.

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Re: "Attorney" listed as one of America's most overrated jobs by

Postby mrloblaw » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:07 pm

deebs wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:So that means my career right now is like...


Here is mine:
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I'll raise you one:

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