For OP: just be nice. Saying "I have job" ain't no big thing. Just don't feel the need to talk about salary, bennies or the like. Entry level is generally lockstep, so everybody can figure that out on their own. Be understanding, and don't ask dumb shit like "what did you do wrong?" Besides, there are better things to talk about than a job. For example, football season, sexual escapades, food, or anything else that won't make others less fortunate feel shitty. This economy is TOUGH, and it is across industries. Shit man, I keep hearing STEM STEM STEM. Guess what, it is not a golden ticket either. Glad you got offered btw, just be nice to others.
AllTheLawz: I get that you are trying to say that people should have a thick skin, and I think it is a necessary trait for attorneys. But mentioning employment vs. having in thrown in your face on a constant basis are two different things. A lot of the Valers get to suffer through random FB posts that no non-LS student would post about their job. I do not know of another industry where people ramble about prestige as much, and I am well connected with the tech folks. I know people who make twice as much as a Biglaw entry level attorney, and they do not flaunt their wealth. Shit man, some of my friends have millions (actually self made) and would never cop such an attitude. It's called class. Not saying you don't have it, I don't know you IRL. But people in the T6-T14 who are no offered or unable to find an SA get the leper treatment and it breeds resentment. Doesn't help that a K-JD is sitting there and pining "ohh why can't you get jerb?" And don't assume that people who bitch about having no job have not had real life tragedy. 1) Not having a job in this economy is a death knell for a lot of careers, and 2) you don't know what those people have been through personally or professionally.
JD: I remember you posting when you were anxious about your offer status. Glad it worked out for ya mate. For a sneaking reason (despite the hate you get), I don't think you'd be a dick to a no-offered classmate.
Typos are likely present. I am drinking and don't care enough to clean them up.