romothesavior wrote:I see BOTH SIDES of this discussion. On the one hand, jobs are obviously a very sensitive, very stressful situation for a lot of law students ITE, and people should tread lightly when talking about jerbs. But at the same time, work is one of the most basic and common topics to discuss in a conversation in general, so it is bound to come up. To draw this categorical rule that you're just an asshole to even talk to someone about jobs is way too touchy.
Like most sensitive topics in life, its all about context. Prying with people right after OCI is bad form, but I think asking someone in the spring "What are you doing this summer?" is pretty standard. It was also a very common question after people got back in the fall of 3L year (i.e., "How was your summer?" ---> "Where were you at?") There's also a real difference between asking it in a "Where are you working this summer so that I can judge your worth as a law student?" way vs. asking the "What are you up to this summer?" question because you're a normal person having a normal conversation and genuinely interested in the other person.
When people ask, I normally go with "Living with my parents."
That normally shuts em up.