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wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby luckyme » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:33 pm

things are looking wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down. i ate at a KFC all-you-can-eat buffet today and legitimately considered dropping off my resume--ultimately decided i can't take another rejection. way down. way, way down.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby tedalbany » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:41 pm

luckyme wrote:things are looking wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down. i ate at a KFC all-you-can-eat buffet today and legitimately considered dropping off my resume--ultimately decided i can't take another rejection. way down. way, way down.


+1 my friend, +1. I can't even think of a good alternative because every field seems so shitty right now.

Right now the most attractive option is moving to another country and starting fresh.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby ilovesf » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:50 pm

That's why I'm getting drunk tonight and hanging out with internet strangers.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:07 am

ilovesf wrote:That's why I'm getting drunk tonight and hanging out with internet strangers.


ugh

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Light » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:11 am

Yeah man. I'm hoping to get some experience mopping floors in a courtroom. Brings you close to the action sorta.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:13 am

I know the TLS record is 13 or whatever, but how common is it actually for someone with 4-6 CBs in a major market to strike out? Seem to be on my way.
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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby BruceWayne » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:13 am

Hello friends. It's a joke out here. And like someone said, everything's bad. It's not really like there are a lot of good opportunities in other fields. This Great Recession stuff is garbage.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby EvilClinton » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:13 am

Yeah things are alot worse than I expected.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:I know the TLS record is 13 or whatever, but how common is it actually for someone with 4-6 CBs in a major market to strike out? Seem to be on my way.


I struck out with 5 CBs in 2010. I'm not sure how common it is in general, but it felt awful. I ended up getting a gov gig later in the year. Best thing that ever happened to me. Obviously won't happen for everyone, but don't give up hope yet.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby anonymuss » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:20 am

EvilClinton wrote:Yeah things are alot worse than I expected.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby SuperCerealBrah » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:22 am

BruceWayne wrote:Hello friends. It's a joke out here. And like someone said, everything's bad. It's not really like there are a lot of good opportunities in other fields. This Great Recession stuff is garbage.


:?:

You mean it is more like a depression?

Edit: Nvm, I think I misunderstood your post.
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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:24 am

So the feeling is that firms are hiring less than the previous year? It is hard to tell going through the process for yourself without much to compare it to . . .

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:27 am

This is certainly a stressful time of year. Just know there are people and resources that can help out when you need it.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Stanford4Me » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:55 am

I'm selling my sperm. Then selling my body.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:55 am

3L here ... I feel the same way ... :(

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:55 am

What is a good "gov gig?"

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby luckyme » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:I know the TLS record is 13 or whatever, but how common is it actually for someone with 4-6 CBs in a major market to strike out? Seem to be on my way.


this is the situation i'm in...with a few more CBS. haven't heard either way from any firm, but i know offers have gone out and it's depressing

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby jawsthegreat » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:03 am

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby beachbum » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:07 am

lawyerwannabe wrote:So the feeling is that firms are hiring less than the previous year? It is hard to tell going through the process for yourself without much to compare it to . . .


I think so, yeah. Have yet to speak to a firm that planned on increasing class size, though I've found plenty that are decreasing.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:13 am

check the nalp forms. every single firm i interviewed with is either holding serve or lowering the size of its class. and every single recruiter/hiring partner has basically said that when i inquired about size of class. "we want to be able to make an offer to everyone, so we are having a very lean class this year." i really think it's rougher this year than last year, but i'm not saying that to imply that last year was easy in any way.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby presh » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:22 am

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:check the nalp forms. every single firm i interviewed with is either holding serve or lowering the size of its class. and every single recruiter/hiring partner has basically said that when i inquired about size of class. "we want to be able to make an offer to everyone, so we are having a very lean class this year." i really think it's rougher this year than last year, but i'm not saying that to imply that last year was easy in any way.


Yes, the NALP list of class sizes is very telling from last year to this year. It looks generally like classes increased a bit last year and now are flattening out for this year instead of increasing again. List is also extremely depressing since it contains pre-ITE info. My God, some V20s are down 100+ summers. If you are yearning for some fodder for your tears, look no further.

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Stringer Bell » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:41 am

luckyme wrote:things are looking wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down. i ate at a KFC all-you-can-eat buffet today and legitimately considered dropping off my resume--ultimately decided i can't take another rejection. way down. way, way down.


KFC has an all you can eat buffet?

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby luckyme » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:47 am

Stringer Bell wrote:
luckyme wrote:things are looking wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down. i ate at a KFC all-you-can-eat buffet today and legitimately considered dropping off my resume--ultimately decided i can't take another rejection. way down. way, way down.


KFC has an all you can eat buffet?


$7.99, all you can eat + a small beverage

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Re: wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down

Postby Stringer Bell » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:50 am

luckyme wrote:
Stringer Bell wrote:
luckyme wrote:things are looking wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down. i ate at a KFC all-you-can-eat buffet today and legitimately considered dropping off my resume--ultimately decided i can't take another rejection. way down. way, way down.


KFC has an all you can eat buffet?


$7.99, all you can eat + a small beverage


If nothing else, this piece of news is promising.




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