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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby FSK » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:49 pm

I was top 30 at a t20. I had 11cbs and one offer where I ended up no offered. I worked my ass off to improve grades, hustled like fuck, and even managed tl get a v5 cb as a 3l. No offer there either. Worked and got 2 final rounds for fed honors. Dings. Ended up getting a shit tier clerkship, with an offer for a solid botique after.

If you aren't willing to grind it out for 2+ years, get the hell out of the way for those who will.
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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:55 pm

landshoes wrote:My perspective is that wages often don't go up for people in any meaningful way as they get older.

Lolwut

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/wkyeng.pdf

Page 7 bro
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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:56 pm

landshoes wrote:Thanks for catching that. It's certainly not universally true. My perspective is that wages often don't go up for people in any meaningful way as they get older. Law is relatively forgiving of "older" people; PR is one of those industries that typically is not. Finally, women have other things going on that tend to limit their earning power as they get older.

But people get raises if they stay in their field, or move into other fields. And women can get fucked by child-rearing, but I still don't think 22-24 are anyone's peak earning years.

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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:56 pm

landshoes wrote:Thanks for catching that. It's certainly not universally true. My perspective is that wages often don't go up for people in any meaningful way as they get older. Law is relatively forgiving of "older" people; PR is one of those industries that typically is not. Finally, women have other things going on that tend to limit their earning power as they get older.


this is pretty ass backwards
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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:59 pm

landshoes wrote:Thanks for catching that. It's certainly not universally true. My perspective is that wages often don't go up for people in any meaningful way as they get older. Law is relatively forgiving of "older" people; PR is one of those industries that typically is not. Finally, women have other things going on that tend to limit their earning power as they get older.


OP here. Male. lol. am I missing something?

And thanks for all of the other advice in this thread. It's really appreciated.

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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby run26.2 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:02 pm

In many instances (aside from law), those years are years that, if invested wisely, can be used to set you up for long-term success. While not peak-earning, they are years which should not be squandered. The early years (perhaps because of energy and more willingness to think unconventionally) are very important to many (though not all) entrepreneurs.

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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby nevdash » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:07 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't some schools let you redo OCI when you return if you take a leave of absence after 1L year? That may be something you want to investigate, OP.

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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby landshoes » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:56 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
landshoes wrote:My perspective is that wages often don't go up for people in any meaningful way as they get older.

Lolwut

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/wkyeng.pdf

Page 7 bro


Cool. How are you separating out the effect of college graduation on wages in order to determine that wages rise substantially for college graduates over the course of their career?

If you look at workers who don't have their BA but who are older than 25, they have similar weekly wages to the general 16-25 demographic.

Asian workers, who are the most likely to have BAs between the ages of 25-29, also have the biggest jump in weekly wages between workers who are 16-24 and workers who are 25+.

This, and, frankly, common sense, indicates that comparing wages of 16-24 year olds with the wages of 25+ year olds might not be that fruitful if you're making an argument about what a given worker might expect over the course of their career.

However, maybe there's another substantial post-25-year-old jump:

25 to 34 years.................................................. 753
35 to 44 years.................................................. 943
45 to 54 years.................................................. 948
55 to 64 years..................................................935


It looks like workers 35+ have another jump. But there are also a number of workers who drop out of the workforce between the 25-34 year old band and the 35-44 year old band (about a million workers, to be more specific). The question then is whether you can separate the change in median wages in any substantial way from the effect that you'd expect from lower-wage workers becoming disabled and dropping out of the work force.

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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby landshoes » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
landshoes wrote:Thanks for catching that. It's certainly not universally true. My perspective is that wages often don't go up for people in any meaningful way as they get older. Law is relatively forgiving of "older" people; PR is one of those industries that typically is not. Finally, women have other things going on that tend to limit their earning power as they get older.


OP here. Male. lol. am I missing something?

And thanks for all of the other advice in this thread. It's really appreciated.


Women do go into law. I know it's crazy, but it's true! lol

Also: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... pr/375693/

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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:02 pm

Is that everyone's wages? I think professional fields need to be separated out from other fields.

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Re: Struck out - drop out?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:30 pm

Dude don't drop out. If anything I should and I'm not. So hang in there. Look you went to a good school and all so I hope you get your shit straight and get an SA. I went to a T4 and transferred over to a T1. I only got 3 screeners and no callbacks as of yet. I'm struggling but I'm not giving up. I am mass mailing now.



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