Anonymous User wrote:I am currently a recent grad, 2015. Passed the FL bar, but applied on the last day so still waiting Character and Fitness clearance. Graduated top 25 percent from a top 20 school that is in a different region than FL. I externed at a Federal District Court 1L, SEC 2L, and a State Supreme Court during my 3L Spring.
Am I right to consider quitting a job that pays less than 40,000 a year when the job is in a field I hate, I don't get along with my boss, and the boss has questionable employment practices? I would love to work for the States Attorney or State Public Defender, but being unemployed until October has seriously affected my optimism. Am I just being pessimistic by thinking the job market is so bad I have no choice and am otherwise unemployable if I quit? I know everyone says keep the job until you get a new one, but interviewing while working from 8:30 - 5:30 isn't easy.
I'm not sure this is the right place to post when you have a job.
That aside, people tell you to get a job while you're working for obvious reasons (see money). If you can afford to chill while you find another job, then do it. Otherwise, push through it.
Sorry you're in such a tough spot.
I think OP's fine posting here. I agree otherwise - easier to find a job when you have a job (there's a reason why some cities have felt it necessary to pass anti-discrimination ordinances to protect the unemployed).
I can imagine scheduling interviews sucks. I'd let the prospective employers know your situation to see if they can accommodate you, and if not I'd then ask the boss if you can take some personal time off for the interview. If neither is possible (and you couldn't schedule a short interview during your lunch break or something), then I'd consider just skipping work anyway if the prospective job is really great.
zot1 wrote: Nebby wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have two different offers, somehow, and I need to make a decision today.
The first is in the city that I live in, the offer is 55k at a small/midsize medmal firm. I like the people, and I obviously love the city. However, I am concerned about getting pigeonholed into medmal.
The second is for a city that is about 5-7 hours away. The offer is for 65k. This firm does transactional and litigation related to energy and sports law. The firm appears to be growing very quickly as they have opened two more offices. Thus, I think that while the salary is small right now, there is a lot of upward growth. As with the first firm, I like the people here. The only problem would be that I do not know anyone in the state.
My last consideration is my family lives in the city I am currently in. This is not that big of a consideration but it is something.
To provide full context, I have 40k in loans right now.
I'd take the second offer.
Ditto. Go with the growth.
Yeah, just gonna pile on to this. You prefer the practice area, it pays more, and the firm is growing. If your career is your priority right now, that's where you should go.