Moves like JAGger wrote:Void wrote:Blessedassurance wrote:Void wrote: U-haul is just until his JAG gig starts up.
yes but why would he choose a u-haul gig over a legal one if "he really wants to be a lawyer"?
JAG starts in a couple of months, IIRC. How is he supposed to find legal work that only lasts a couple of months? Of are you just trying to make some kind of point?
Now that you mention it though, I did find it confusing that he kept updating the thread with details of his temporary UHaul gig. Why did that ever matter, if he has JAG lined up? What is this thread even here for???
It's just my personal anecdote that I chose to share with anyone interested. I posted details about the entry level u-haul gig because I was amazed that it could pay better than a law clerk position at a firm in Manhattan where I've worked for two years. It was surprising to me, but obviously not to others.
If I didn't have another legal opportunity lined up, I wouldn't be taking the U-haul gig...even if it offered $60,000. I also would've pushed for more money at the job I've got now. Coudld've made an appeal to the senior partner and gotten 40 or 45, maybe. That would be somewhat liveable.
It's a struggle out there, for sure. Good luck to all who are searching and thanks for reading.
The fact that you have two years of experience is what is terrible. Usually they can get away with offering people 30K with no experience. Are you sure it's not just a lowball offer and they wouldn't take 45K or 50K?