rose711 wrote:Firms excel in detecting slackers. And the supply of people for good firm jobs greatly outnumbers the demand, so firms don't have to hire you just to have a body to throw at a problem.
As I said, based on your self-description, should you get a job in the legal field, you will hate it. If your self-description is wrong or exaggerated, then I would change my advice.
To say firms excel in detecting slackers is like saying kids like ice cream. There is no way you can verify this statement so to say something like that would be somewhat unwise. I can tell you from my personal experience I got an offer straight from my UG (a state school where that firm did not recruit from at all) by a well-known consulting company. They employed a case interview which I think is much harder than what law firms throw at law school graduates (although I could be wrong). Given that I am fairly good at BSing (and somewhat appealing in looks
) I doubt there is any reasonable way for firms to "smell" a slacker until he/she works there for a while and certain habits become apparent.
Even if you are correct and law firms are somehow better at detecting liars. Do you honest think that every single firm in the U.S. will undoubtedly detect a slacker in me?
Regarding hating my job. Even if I will hate it, so what? Its not like I ever enjoyed doing anything that can be defined as work. The only time I tolerate work is when I am offered sufficient reward. Unfortunately, living the way I want to live without decent income is impossible. Working is necessary evil to me. At least I am not going into a med school, which I believe is a much more unethical profession to want to pursue for the sake of money. And many people are still doing that.
P.S. I am not sure you have a full grasp of a "slacker" concept. To me being a slacker is a science, an art, and a philosophy of life. It involves outstanding time-management, clever delegation of responsibilities, prioritizing and removing unnecessarily and redundant tasks, and of course communicating with the least amount of meetings possible. I have an idea that I attempt to live by. I try to create more efficiency by focusing on doing things of the least adequate(key word) quality in the least time possible. Anyway, that was outside of the scope of this discussion, sorry for regressing.