Telling People You're Transferring

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Peeblepop
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Telling People You're Transferring

Postby Peeblepop » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:10 pm

How are you doing it? Phone calls, disappearing without a trace, mass 'See you all in Hell' facebook status. I'm thinking I might fake my own death.

lawgod
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby lawgod » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:11 pm

A fellow in my section sent out an email to the section saying goodbye. I thought it was classy.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby beach_terror » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:13 pm

lawgod wrote:A fellow in my section sent out an email to the section saying goodbye. I thought it was classy.

SUPER DOUCHEY

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby lawgod » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:14 pm

beach_terror wrote:
lawgod wrote:A fellow in my section sent out an email to the section saying goodbye. I thought it was classy.

SUPER DOUCHEY


explain?

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby beach_terror » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:17 pm

lawgod wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
lawgod wrote:A fellow in my section sent out an email to the section saying goodbye. I thought it was classy.

SUPER DOUCHEY


explain?

Assuming a section is 80+ students, I doubt that many people gave a shit. Send an email to your friends, not to an entire section of people - many of which probably didn't do well enough to transfer.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby lawgod » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:20 pm

beach_terror wrote:
lawgod wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
lawgod wrote:A fellow in my section sent out an email to the section saying goodbye. I thought it was classy.

SUPER DOUCHEY


explain?

Assuming a section is 80+ students, I doubt that many people gave a shit. Send an email to your friends, not to an entire section of people - many of which probably didn't do well enough to transfer.


Section was 65. We were all pretty tight; we were a good section.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby JOThompson » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:27 pm

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ReversedAndRemanded
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby ReversedAndRemanded » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:30 pm

My section was about 95. A bunch of us are transferring to different schools (5-6 last I checked), so whoever from our section that's still in town is just gonna meet for happy hour the last week we're all here.

I won't miss this city or this school, but I'll miss (most of) my section. We were a good bunch.

/sentiment

kublaikahn
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby kublaikahn » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:35 pm

Change the LS email group to "spam". Also, send out a christmas card of yourself in front of new school, preferably standing with a prominent faculty member from new school.

Or just write a personal note (on real paper) to everyone you actually respected/worked with saying you would like to stay in touch.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby keg411 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:13 pm

People who read TLS found out about my acceptances (along with my friends that I told). Should have done a transfer alt :| .

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby Zazelmaf » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:06 am

I'll just disappear, but was never very social.

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K.R.I.T.
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby K.R.I.T. » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:13 am

I'm sending an invite on FB to hit the bar on my last night in town. Leave it up to them.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby bmic » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:19 pm

I told my closer friends individually (a combination of in person, gchat, and texts), and then I put up a Facebook status update so people I wasn't too close could could find out. I was actually surprised by some of the nice things people said in reply to it.

You should definitely tell the people you were semi-close to, don't just disappear unless you really had no friends (which would just be sad...)

Transferthrowaway
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:21 pm

Tell close friends and then let them do the rest.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby rstuv » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:04 pm

I haven't even thought about how to tell people. What about the school? Do you just fill out a form and be done with it?

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:22 pm

rstuv wrote:I haven't even thought about how to tell people. What about the school? Do you just fill out a form and be done with it?


Break up note + mixtape

flcath
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby flcath » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:27 pm

If I decide to leave, I will graciously turn over my identity to a T3 student who wants a fair shake in life.

Ala the movie Gattaca.

lawgod
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby lawgod » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:27 pm

bmic wrote:don't just disappear unless you really had no friends (which would just be sad...)


and a very good reason to transfer I suppose

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby megamanx » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:29 am

flcath wrote:If I decide to leave, I will graciously turn over my identity to a T3 student who wants a fair shake in life.

Ala the movie Gattaca.



Hmmm (SPOILERS) that didn't quite end so well for one of the parties involved in that movie but I like the idea.

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VinceIrons
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby VinceIrons » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:09 am

bmic wrote:I told my closer friends individually (a combination of in person, gchat, and texts), and then I put up a Facebook status update so people I wasn't too close could could find out. I was actually surprised by some of the nice things people said in reply to it.

You should definitely tell the people you were semi-close to, don't just disappear unless you really had no friends (which would just be sad...)


Exact same thing happened to me, surprisingly enough. Emailed my close law school friends, updated my "education" on fb a few days later. I kept pretty quiet about potentially transferring so it came as a shock to a few people. But no negative feedback so far.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby transferhopefulsd » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:28 am

One of the D-bag from my old school listed all the schools he applied to on his FB so I guess we all now know he is transferring.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby PitchO20 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:06 pm

Told closer friends via text or e-mail. Pretty much everyone in the school knew I wanted out, anyway (which is BAD, but whaddaya gonna do). Put up a general "well, looks like I'll be at _____ next year." Was also really surprised by some of the nice responses from people I didn't know all that well.

Peeblepop
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby Peeblepop » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:59 am

I've got a few roommates. None of them will be back from their summer gigs before I'm gone. Should I write them thoughtful goodbye letters or just upper deck them?

transferhopefulsd
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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby transferhopefulsd » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:19 am

It depends on how you feel about them.

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Re: Telling People You're Transferring

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:29 am

keg411 wrote:People who read TLS found out about my acceptances (along with my friends that I told). Should have done a transfer alt :| .



Lol same for me.. though I guess at this point I don't particularly care, and it did help to break the ice on the topic lol (suddenly everyone seemed to know that I was transferring and the school I will probably end up at)..




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