Dropping Out Thread

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Dropping Out Thread

Postby Attax » Sat May 02, 2015 10:45 am

Anyone else with me?!

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby JustHawkin » Sat May 02, 2015 11:04 am

Attax wrote:Anyone else with me?!

Are you really!?

ETA: What made you decide to make the leap?

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby Attax » Sat May 02, 2015 12:03 pm

JustHawkin wrote:
Attax wrote:Anyone else with me?!

Are you really!?

ETA: What made you decide to make the leap?


Yep. Biglaw sounds shitty, I don't see myself doing anything else. I want work-life balance, and that just isn't going to happen with biglaw. I had no debt, a STEM degree, so I'm jumping ship to shift work in chemical industry. I'll be 50k+ starting out, avg 180 days off/year. Seemed like a better option.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sat May 02, 2015 12:05 pm

Sounds like the right choice Attax. Good job figuring that out BEFORE the debt and soul-crushing lawyer lifestyle.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby Attax » Sat May 02, 2015 12:12 pm

zacharus85 wrote:Sounds like the right choice Attax. Good job figuring that out BEFORE the debt and soul-crushing lawyer lifestyle.


Thanks! You guys enjoy it :mrgreen:

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby pancakes3 » Sat May 02, 2015 12:57 pm

180 days off a year sounds like a dream.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby rdawkins28 » Sat May 02, 2015 1:24 pm

Out of curiosity, what triggered this? I remember your being pretty gung-ho about UT.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby whosinthehousejc » Sat May 02, 2015 2:05 pm

rdawkins28 wrote:Out of curiosity, what triggered this? I remember your being pretty gung-ho about UT.


+1

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sat May 02, 2015 3:47 pm

Sounds like a pretty solid gig, Attax. Best of luck!

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby star fox » Sat May 02, 2015 4:27 pm

Attax wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:
Attax wrote:Anyone else with me?!

Are you really!?

ETA: What made you decide to make the leap?


avg 180 days off/year.


:shock:

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby PB&J.D. » Sat May 02, 2015 4:41 pm

Good luck, Attax!

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby haus » Sat May 02, 2015 4:42 pm

star fox wrote:
Attax wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:
Attax wrote:Anyone else with me?!

Are you really!?

ETA: What made you decide to make the leap?


avg 180 days off/year.


:shock:

180 days off per year sounds pretty sweet.

But I started pondering this a bit, I wondered how it compared to a Fed worker (with over three years of service), the basic break down is:

days off/year
104 - weekend days
20 - vacation days
10 - holidays
13 - sick days
26 - alt work days on a 9/80 schedule
====
173 days off

Admittedly this requires slight long than 'standard' days, and for those who wish it there may be options for 10 hour shifts which would double up the alt work days off. Also, most people are unlikely to use all of their sick leave issued in a year, but the time is there should it be needed.

ETA:
Technically the holidays/vacation/sick days are based on 8 hour days, so to keep the same number of days, one would need to work an extra hour for each of these off days within the pay period that you are taking them to avoid falling behind on you time off for the alt work off days.
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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby pancakes3 » Sat May 02, 2015 5:11 pm

FWIW I think bankruptme is also dropping out? Sorry if he isn't, I don't feel like factchecking.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby star fox » Sat May 02, 2015 5:34 pm

pancakes3 wrote:FWIW I think bankruptme is also dropping out? Sorry if he isn't, I don't feel like factchecking.

He already did.

Godspeed to you guys. Sounds like you have great options!

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby BmoreOrLess » Sun May 03, 2015 12:50 pm

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby Attax » Sun May 03, 2015 1:45 pm

whosinthehousejc wrote:
rdawkins28 wrote:Out of curiosity, what triggered this? I remember your being pretty gung-ho about UT.


+1


What triggered it was I didn't see myself doing anything but biglaw, and I have other interests in life that I don't want to sacrifice for a career. Couple with opportunities for working in a field I enjoy, being financially secure, and having lots of time off is great.

Oh, and its 180 off before vacation, holiday, sick leave.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby haus » Sun May 03, 2015 1:48 pm

Attax wrote:Oh, and its 180 off before vacation, holiday, sick leave.

Nice.

Enjoy!

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby twenty » Sun May 03, 2015 2:06 pm

Anyone else with me?!


Considering joining you - similar situation.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby bearsfan23 » Sun May 03, 2015 2:10 pm

I don't get people who make threads like these. Drop out, fine, why make thread on TLS celebrating this and talking about how much better your life is going to be than your fellow law students though?

So you wasted a year of your life, paid a year of tuition, and failed? Congrats

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby BmoreOrLess » Sun May 03, 2015 2:23 pm

Oh I don't know, maybe the same reason people who should have retaken start threads telling people to retake. Or to let other people that are considering dropping out know that they're not the only ones and that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel. Or giving people the opportunity to talk about their options in a safe environment (which is basically non-existant in the real world).

But good job being a dick.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby Mojosodope » Sun May 03, 2015 2:25 pm

BmoreOrLess wrote:Oh I don't know, maybe the same reason people who should have retaken start threads telling people to retake. Or to let other people that are considering dropping out know that they're not the only ones and that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel. Or giving people the opportunity to talk about their options in a safe environment (which is basically non-existant in the real world).

But good job being a dick.


he's a bears fan, he's always angry

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby Attax » Sun May 03, 2015 2:34 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:I don't get people who make threads like these. Drop out, fine, why make thread on TLS celebrating this and talking about how much better your life is going to be than your fellow law students though?

So you wasted a year of your life, paid a year of tuition, and failed? Congrats


What BMore said. Plus having someone to talk to about it was nice for me as well, and I really only knew others who left law school on here and in New Girl.

Also, if you don't want to hear us talk about how better life is going, you can either
a) Drop out as well
b) GTFO and mind your own business

And no I didn't waste a year. I likely couldn't have gotten the job I did right after school, it pays way above market and was super lucky, didn't pay any money, and didn't fail out. Maybe you're just bitter for failing after paying tuition.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby EzraFitz » Sun May 03, 2015 2:40 pm

Attax wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:I don't get people who make threads like these. Drop out, fine, why make thread on TLS celebrating this and talking about how much better your life is going to be than your fellow law students though?

So you wasted a year of your life, paid a year of tuition, and failed? Congrats


What BMore said. Plus having someone to talk to about it was nice for me as well, and I really only knew others who left law school on here and in New Girl.

Also, if you don't want to hear us talk about how better life is going, you can either
a) Drop out as well
b) GTFO and mind your own business

And no I didn't waste a year. I likely couldn't have gotten the job I did right after school, it pays way above market and was super lucky, didn't pay any money, and didn't fail out. Maybe you're just bitter for failing after paying tuition.

This exactly. If doing well throughout 1L year, but taking a better opportunity after a lot of thoughtful contemplation is failing, then bearsfan, you need some perspective on what failing is.

Also, still occasionally debate saying screw it and leaving to go try and make it on Broadway. Talk about pipe dreams.

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby ratfukr » Sun May 03, 2015 4:26 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:So you wasted a year of your life, paid a year of tuition, and failed? Congrats

Soooo terrible that someone took doctrinal education to the chemical industry! Sounds awful for society!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_dependence

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Re: Dropping Out Thread

Postby jbagelboy » Sun May 03, 2015 6:33 pm

twenty wrote:
Anyone else with me?!


Considering joining you - similar situation.


if this is legit and diligently thought through, power to you -- if this is just a momentary reaction to 1L finals anxiety blown way out of proportion, put the brakes on and take a deep breathe.




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