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BasketCaseBrief
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Re: Ouch, ROUGH Craigslist ad

Postby BasketCaseBrief » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:01 pm

16 an hour max? That person would be financially better off as a janitor.

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Re: Ouch, ROUGH Craigslist ad

Postby crazycanuck » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:05 pm

XxSpyKEx wrote:
Columbia Law wrote:Not trying to imply anything. Just thought it would be interesting to share how bad it is for people out there.

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JUNIOR ATTORNEY (LOWER MANHATTAN)
Date: 2009-12-03, 10:01AM EST
Reply to: job-6c3g8-1492890415@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

PART TIME WORK RESEARCH, WRITING, COURT APPEARANCES FOR SMALL GENERAL PRACTICE LAW FIRM .PLEASE BE MATURE, COHERENT WELL FOCUSED, SELF STARTING, HARD-WORKING, WILLING TO LEARN FROM TEMPLATE.

* Location: LOWER MANHATTAN
* Compensation: $13-$16 PER hour
* This is a part-time job.
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


Ads like this haven't been to uncommon for NY lately. There's a shitload of them posted on JDU. This one actually isn't as bad as some of them, e.g. one firm was looking for a fresh law school grad to work for free for 6 months and if the firm decides that the person proved themselves then they get $25K /year salary, and they emphasized it wasn't a 9-5 type jobs and that the person would be working 3 of 4 Saturdays a week an a minimum. There are numerous others, I just can't remember any off the top of my head.


It's jobs like this which is why there is such a high depression rate for lawyers. Working the same hours as big law but have to volunteer for it and in all likelihood get fired at the end of it so the employer can find a new one to work for free for 6 months.

Absolutely brutal. I feel really bad for whatever poor kid has to do that job (and there will be someone who will do it).




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