sadsituationJD wrote:What's going to be sad is say a year or two from now. You've passed the bar and are living at home with Mom n' Dad, maybe working a part-time gig at the local Starbucks or B&N whilst spamming resumes to EVERY craigslist ad even remotely law-related. Sallie Mae stuffs your folks mailbox and has worn out your cellphone to the point where you had to switch numbers. Holidays and family dinners are suicide-inducing, with non-law shitboomer uncles and such asking about some new SCOTUS case and asking how the "newest lawyer in the family" is doing and if you've yet bought a Benz.
You occasionally see a "dumb" kid or two from your high school class walk into Starbucks whose now a plumber/electrician/etc, talking about buying their first house, starting a family, etc. You watch them walk across the parking lot and hop in a new car, and just want to die as you stand behind the counter thinking about your worthless "education," all those years pissed away in undergrad, studying for the SAT and then LSAT, all the first year stress, the MPRE, the finals, the barzam, the 8000-page character and fitness app, etc.
All for nothing. Education, as many of you are learning the hard way, was/is for the most part "yesterdays tomorrow." Maybe at best you'll score some shitlaw insurance defense gig, which is dead-end and pays south of 50 K a year. Subtract loan payments from this salary and you might as well just work fast food.
This isn't the thread for this. If you want to create a thread dedicated to this idea, please feel free, but this thread is really for jobless 3Ls (and those trying to help the jobless 3Ls) to discuss, lament, etc. Any future posts of this type in this thread will result in bans.
To those in the thread, I have obviously no help to offer you, so good luck, and report any more posts of this nature.