Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

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Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby help4lawschoolthx » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:30 pm

Curious if anyone has had experience leaving a commitment early in order to attend law school for any reason, personal, financial, anything at all. Also curious what the consequences are / if you have any opinions about doing so.

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Re: Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby sublime » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:32 pm

Do you have a contract or are you at will?

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Re: Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby help4lawschoolthx » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:35 pm

sublime wrote:Do you have a contract or are you at will?


haven't signed anything, definitely at will. its a government position

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Re: Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby sublime » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:46 pm

help4lawschoolthx wrote:
sublime wrote:Do you have a contract or are you at will?


haven't signed anything, definitely at will. its a government position

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Just give notice and quit, while not burning bridges. What's the issue?

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Re: Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby help4lawschoolthx » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:50 pm

sublime wrote:
help4lawschoolthx wrote:
sublime wrote:Do you have a contract or are you at will?


haven't signed anything, definitely at will. its a government position

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Just give notice and quit, while not burning bridges. What's the issue?



supposed to be a two year commitment, though nothing binding

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Re: Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby PA123 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:50 pm

are gov't positions at-will?

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Re: Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby help4lawschoolthx » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:03 pm

PA123 wrote:are gov't positions at-will?

haven't received any paperwork indicating otherwise, nor have I signed a contract

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Re: Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby emkay625 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:25 pm

If you are thinking about doing TFA and then only sticking it out for one year, that is a very poor idea. People know TFA is a two-year commitment and quitting will look very, very bad. (It's also a poor idea to go into TFA knowing you don't want to teach, but that's another discussion for another thread.)

If this is something else, carry on. Just give adequate notice and quit.

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Re: Anyone ever quit a job early to attend law school?

Postby help4lawschoolthx » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:37 pm

emkay625 wrote:If you are thinking about doing TFA and then only sticking it out for one year, that is a very poor idea. People know TFA is a two-year commitment and quitting will look very, very bad. (It's also a poor idea to go into TFA knowing you don't want to teach, but that's another discussion for another thread.)

If this is something else, carry on. Just give adequate notice and quit.

not TFA just a government paralegal position



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