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englawyer
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Biglaw + Dog?

Postby englawyer » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:41 pm

Is that combination even feasible? I can see cats working out fine. But with excessive time demands/random travel/unpredictability, can you actually work at a firm and be a good dog owner at the same time?

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby cantaboot » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:44 pm

almost everybody at the firm where I am working has a dog. I am not working at biglaw but we work from 9-7pm or sometimes longer hours.

you can walk your dog late at night.

big dogs may be more demanding than small dogs, though.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby ucbkenn » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:54 pm

I have a siberian husky and I plan on MAKING IT WORK! :D

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby cantaboot » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:01 pm

cats work out fine. I can leave her some food and water and go away for 5 days. she'll be waiting by the door when i'm back.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby bdubs » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:06 pm

It's called a dog walker, and if you're feeling really guilty you can pay for doggie daycare.

Working a demanding schedule and having a dog is feasible, but you need to be willing to make some financial sacrifices to make it fair for the dog.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby IAFG » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:08 pm

Oh God how depressing to think this question even has to be asked

I'm just gonna do the doggy daycare thing

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby moandersen » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:11 pm

bdubs wrote:It's called a dog walker, and if you're feeling really guilty you can pay for doggie daycare.

Working a demanding schedule and having a dog is feasible, but you need to be willing to make some financial sacrifices to make it fair for the dog.


So true. No dog likes being home alone/caged for 12 hours a day. When I worked this past summer I hired a dog walker for certain days, and they went to daycare other days. Ya its not cheap, but if the health (mental and physical) of your dog is a priority, then it is absolutely worth it.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby 3L Student » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:21 pm

Instead of paying a dog walker, I found one to marry. She makes dinner, walks the dog, and takes care of the home.

And she loves me, for now.

Winning.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby IAFG » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:25 pm

3L Student wrote:Instead of paying a dog walker, I found one to marry. She makes dinner, walks the dog, and takes care of the home.

And she loves me, for now.

Winning.

How much does she cost? I dunno doggy daycare sounds cheaper

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby moandersen » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:01 pm

IAFG wrote:
3L Student wrote:Instead of paying a dog walker, I found one to marry. She makes dinner, walks the dog, and takes care of the home.

And she loves me, for now.

Winning.

How much does she cost? I dunno doggy daycare sounds cheaper


The place I took my dogs in chicago when I lived there was about $30 per dog per day (granted the place was kick ass). Im going to go ahead and say a spouse is cheaper, especially when you factor in the cooking. haha.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:06 pm

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby 20160810 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:52 pm

If you have a gf/wife/husband/whatever who lives with you that helps a lot, if not sack up and pay for a dog walker.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:48 pm

one of my professor has separated from his wife and he brings his golden retriever every monday/tuesday (given that he teaches 3 days a week it's like always) to office.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby handsonthewheel » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:55 pm

I've been wanting a dog for ages. Undergrad was undergrad, wasn't ready. Working post-law school, money was tight enough and I liked being able to be an irresponsible wreck of a human being. Law school, I have moved too much, although the time at home studying would be ideal.

Unless you have a significant other, or stable and responsible roommates (probably gonna have to be decent friends you live with), I don't think a dog is a good decision for someone spending 10-12 hours away each day, just for work. What happens when you want to go to the gym or run when/where the dog can't? What happens when you want to go out on Friday and/or Saturday night? Gotta go into the office rather than work from home on the weekend?

Unless there is a stable person in the dog's life that is around enough, I think it's selfish to subject the dog to a stream of daycare/walkers for the minimal time you get with them.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby jessuf » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:11 pm

handsonthewheel wrote:I've been wanting a dog for ages. Undergrad was undergrad, wasn't ready. Working post-law school, money was tight enough and I liked being able to be an irresponsible wreck of a human being. Law school, I have moved too much, although the time at home studying would be ideal.

Unless you have a significant other, or stable and responsible roommates (probably gonna have to be decent friends you live with), I don't think a dog is a good decision for someone spending 10-12 hours away each day, just for work. What happens when you want to go to the gym or run when/where the dog can't? What happens when you want to go out on Friday and/or Saturday night? Gotta go into the office rather than work from home on the weekend?

Unless there is a stable person in the dog's life that is around enough, I think it's selfish to subject the dog to a stream of daycare/walkers for the minimal time you get with them.


I personally think it's way more selfish to drop the dog off at the humane society, hoping it will find owners with more time on their hands, than to pay for the dog to go to camp and play with its friends all day long. Sounds pretty fun/awesome to me.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:41 pm

Bigger dogs are objectively better as pets than small dogs. Get a golden retriever or a lab, and you're making a great life decision.

Getting married is objectively better than being single.

Get married and a big dog - then split the care of the pet or have enough money to pay for dog care.

Step 3 ?

Profit.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby Bronck » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:one of my professor has separated from his wife and he brings his golden retriever every monday/tuesday (given that he teaches 3 days a week it's like always) to office.


Lol, don't think this is an option for an associate at a biglaw firm.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby Guchster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:44 pm

what's with all of the anon. poastings ITT. Mods?

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby traehekat » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:50 pm

would have to move to a new apartment if i wanted to get a dog. kind of considering it, though.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby Lincoln » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:55 pm

IAFG wrote:
3L Student wrote:Instead of paying a dog walker, I found one to marry. She makes dinner, walks the dog, and takes care of the home.

And she loves me, for now.

Winning.

How much does she cost? I dunno doggy daycare sounds cheaper


Anything that flies, floats, or fucks is cheaper to rent than to buy.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby cantaboot » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00d6KW1N9XM

if you don't play with your dog everyday, you're going to regret

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby Guchster » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:30 pm

cantaboot wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00d6KW1N9XM

if you don't play with your dog everyday, you're going to regret


damn you to hell for this video.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby cantaboot » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:33 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

I still cry watching this.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:58 pm

Adopt an older dog from the pound. Otherwise you are not doing the dog any favors.

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Re: Biglaw + Dog?

Postby pcwcecac » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:07 pm

Nintendogs FTW

As an aside, is lawschool + Dog feasible?




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