Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:55 pm

University of Taxas = / = T14. Phew! Another 60hr/week crisis averted!

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby taxguy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:37 pm

My purpose for starting this thread is NOT to discourage folks from going to work for Big Law or becoming lawyers. That is not my business. I do want folks to understand what they are getting into though. If this mentality doesn't bother you, Great.

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Matthies » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:43 pm

taxguy wrote:My purpose for starting this thread is NOT to discourage folks from going to work for Big Law or becoming lawyers. That is not my business. I do want folks to understand what they are getting into though. If this mentality doesn't bother you, Great.


So I'm thinking about having surgery to remove a brain tumor, which airline do you suggest I fly to have the best chance of sitting next to a stragner who can advise me on this procedure?

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby nealric » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:44 pm

I do want folks to understand what they are getting into though. If this mentality doesn't bother you, Great.


Here is the reason people aren't taking you seriously: You are not qualified to opine on the "biglaw mentality" (whatever that may be) simply because you sat next to some guy on an airplane.

Maybe I'm being too harsh. Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Matthies » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:48 pm

nealric wrote:
I do want folks to understand what they are getting into though. If this mentality doesn't bother you, Great.


Here is the reason people aren't taking you seriously: You are not qualified to opine on the "biglaw mentality" (whatever that may be) simply because you sat next to some guy on an airplane.

Maybe I'm being too harsh. Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?


Nice!

Alhtough in all fairness OP has actually taked to a real lawyer at least once, which is more than many OL's and some law stduents can say before they give advice on the legal workforce.

Also please don't miss my post where I compare the selecivity of Wal-mart to your lama-mater. :P

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Postby nealric » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:52 pm

Also please don't miss my post where I compare the selecivity of Wal-mart to your lama-mater.


Leave my llama out of this! What did he ever do to you?
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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Matthies » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:55 pm

nealric wrote:
Also please don't miss my post where I compare the selecivity of Wal-mart to your lama-mater.


Leave my llamas out of this! What did he ever do to you?
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Those things spit like camales you know. Besides now we both have LLMamas

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby taxguy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:00 pm

nealric wrote:
I do want folks to understand what they are getting into though. If this mentality doesn't bother you, Great.


Here is the reason people aren't taking you seriously: You are not qualified to opine on the "biglaw mentality" (whatever that may be) simply because you sat next to some guy on an airplane.

Maybe I'm being too harsh. Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?



Response: Frankly, I don't care that folks may not believe me or that they think this might be an isolated case. My attitude is simply being forewarned is forearmed. If folks choose to ignore my post, so be it.

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Postby paratactical » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:01 pm

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby taxguy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:05 pm

paratactical wrote:
taxguy wrote:
nealric wrote:
I do want folks to understand what they are getting into though. If this mentality doesn't bother you, Great.


Here is the reason people aren't taking you seriously: You are not qualified to opine on the "biglaw mentality" (whatever that may be) simply because you sat next to some guy on an airplane.

Maybe I'm being too harsh. Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?



Response: Frankly, I don't care that folks may not believe me or that they think this might be an isolated case. My attitude is simply being forewarned is forearmed. If folks choose to ignore my post, so be it.


But, can you do my taxes?

Haha, I can not only do taxes but can walk and chew gum at the same time.:)

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Royal » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:06 pm

taxguy wrote: If you want to work in Big Law, you should at least know
what you are getting into for the rest of your life!


Eh. If I'm actually fortunate enough to get it, it'll be Biglaw for just long enough to pay off my debt as quickly as possible. 2-3 years tops. It's not so bad when you know it's temporary. Definitely not something I'd want to make a career out of, though.

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Matthies » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:07 pm

nealric wrote:
Also please don't miss my post where I compare the selecivity of Wal-mart to your lama-mater.


Leave my llama out of this! What did he ever do to you?
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Also where the fuck are those things ears?

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby nealric » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:08 pm

Also where the fuck are those things ears?


He does that when he feels insulted.

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Postby Matthies » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:09 pm

nealric wrote:
Also where the fuck are those things ears?


He does that when he feels insulted.


So he's a biglawllama?

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby nealric » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:16 pm

So he's a biglawllama?


Yes. But he's afraid of getting laid off because of his loser mentality.

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Matthies » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:18 pm

nealric wrote:
So he's a biglawllama?


Yes. But he's afraid of getting laid off because of his loser mentality.


Luickly llamas can't fly so he won't know what biglaw is really like.

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Iconoclast » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:18 pm

nealric wrote:
So he's a biglawllama?


Yes. But he's afraid of getting laid off because of his loser mentality.


Hey, if he's too damn lazy to put in his 60 hour weeks, then he deserves to be fired..errrm, "laid off."

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby nealric » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:24 pm

Luickly llamas can't fly so he won't know what biglaw is really like.


No, the TSA has made an exception for him. But he refuses to fly coach- which can get expensive.

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I approve.

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Iconoclast » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:49 pm

I vote Biglawllama for TLS mascot!

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Re: Before you really decide to work for BigLaw: Read this

Postby Matthies » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:54 pm

Iconoclast wrote:I vote Biglawllama for TLS mascot!


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Postby Iconoclast » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:56 pm

Matthies wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:I vote Biglawllama for TLS mascot!


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But certainly llama get a substantial URM boost, no?




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