Capitol_Idea wrote:Also lol @ these antisocial media enthusiasts. If your network is entirely peer law students (ugh) then yeah your excitement at success can come off bad. But seriously 'no posting about job/school success, babies, marriage/engagement' is just silly.
Maybe I'm the weird one for being happy when others I know are doing well regardless of my own situation.
I don't think anyone here was seriously suggesting that people shouldn't post about babies, marriage, or even job/school success in limited circumstances.
I also don't think anyone, even the weird/antisocial people, have mostly law students in their social network, but assuming you're generally social and a likable person at your school, you're likely to have a significant amount of people from law school on your FB/IG/whatever else you use... I think it's general courtesy to at least be cognizant of your peers when posting certain things, and if your natural response is something along the lines of "I shouldn't have to tip-toe over people's feelings" or "who cares if they get butthurt," then you're probably a douche.
I feel happy for people, especially because I'm in the same position as a lot of the people, but I know (at least as a 1L, maybe 2L will be different) that most people didn't get the same opportunity, so I'm always cognizant of what others would think.
But anyways, this isn't exactly the type of douche behavior I was originally referring too. This might not be in line with what I said earlier, but I think the best way to articulate what I'm thinking of is:
- *Log onto Facebook*
- *See person who you know is douche make random post*
- As you hover over their name, you see the firm name in their bio
- "Godd*mn, I hate people from that firm, no wonder they work there"
- *later that day* Get LinkedIn invited from other douche... crazy coincidence, they work there too
- *thinks* "I wonder if they put their summer job(s) on Facebook too"
- *pulls up FB* Of course they did...
- *wonders if this is an actual douche thing*
- *Quickly browse class Facebook group to confirm or deny and see strong correlation*
- *smug self-approval*
- *Shake my head because I realized I wasted 3 minutes of my life doing this*
So, maybe posting work information itself isn't douche-like, but I just associate it with douches.