Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby Keeper1125 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:39 pm

Why engage a troll? Review the information and make your own decision. It's not worth your time.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby IAFG » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:54 pm

Keeper1125 wrote:Why engage a troll? Review the information and make your own decision. It's not worth your time.

Hey! I am not a troll!

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby niederbomb » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:56 pm

How about for those who have a job or are in school?

Just retake?

lol

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby nphsbuckeye » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:31 am

What kind of jobs are we discussing? Real jobs or part time jobs that a half trained monkey could do? For the former, I wish I were you, because I've had no luck, and neither have a significant amount of people. Damn you liberal arts, damn you.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby beachbum » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:41 am

Jobs are for peasants.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby Emma. » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:26 am

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:
Nikrall wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Rikkugrrl wrote:These threads make me sad...the only time they should be created is if the OP can personally give out jobs to anyone they're advising to get a job. Kind of like why you shouldn't say "get a job" to a homeless person...and I sadly know a sickening amount of people with bachelor's degrees who are indeed homeless.

Going $200k into debt to very likely still not have a job isn't really a solution. I understand that the economy is weak and that it is hard but law school is expensive and, even at t10-14s, is about a 50% chance you will be as unemployed and even poorer in 3 years.



Making up facts about 50% of t10-t14 grads being unemployed doesn't make it true. You are also assuming that the economy will stay this weak, that getting a job now is a solution, and that the 200k doesn't pay off over the long run.

Is it more difficult than it used to be to get a job as a lawyer? Sure. Does it mean that generalized advice that if you don't do well on the LSAT on your first time, you should just give up on law school, is somehow useful? No.


This.


IAFG actually goes to a t10 school, I think she's in a better position to judge than most of y'all

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby dcman06 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:17 am

Getting a full time job before law school is not a bad idea. Most law school students right now worked full time for some time after college (though at the top law schools there are a higher proportion of guys straight from college).

Don't people a few years out of college get some brownie points for age diversity reasons? I'm 26, so I'm clearly not in the same generation as a college senior, but I'm still not one of the true sages (the 35+ crowd).

The title is good advice. But you don't have to give up law school entirely either.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby IAFG » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:43 pm

Still true after this LSAT. Don't get stuck thinking that you have to go to law school. There are other things you can do with your life.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:11 pm

Epic bump.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby IAFG » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:12 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:Epic bump.

Dude it took me like 10 minutes to find this thread too.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:13 pm

IAFG wrote:
SchopenhauerFTW wrote:Epic bump.

Dude it took me like 10 minutes to find this thread too.


I remember this thread. Not one of my better moments. :mrgreen:

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby KevinP » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:18 pm

This is analogous to a smoker telling me not to smoke.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:18 pm

KevinP wrote:This is analogous to a smoker telling me not to smoke.


Do as I say, not as I attend?

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:18 pm

KevinP wrote:This is analogous to a smoker telling me not to smoke.


Not really.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:19 pm

I've only had random part-time gigs since this thread was created.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby KevinP » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:21 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
KevinP wrote:This is analogous to a smoker telling me not to smoke.


Do as I say, not as I attend?


Correct.

Bildungsroman wrote:
KevinP wrote:This is analogous to a smoker telling me not to smoke.


Not really.


Elaborate.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:22 pm

Y'all have fun here.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby IAFG » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:44 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
KevinP wrote:This is analogous to a smoker telling me not to smoke.


Do as I say, not as I attend?

I got relevant WE before LS. And re-took my shitty first score. It was a great decision.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:31 pm

So... why do people want to go to law school?

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby SrLaw » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:06 pm

Didn't do as well as you wanted? Get a connection/marry someone who has a partner parent.

/discussion

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby tough_cookie » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:54 am

IAFG wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
IAFG wrote:Getting a job > going to law school, for almost everyone.

Hate the job you have? Pay your dues and/or get a job you don't hate.

Would only not hate a job as a lawyer? lol you're wrong.


This is ridiculously hyperbolic.

If you didn't do as well as you hoped, your first thoughts should be "retake," not give up.


Mmm no. Get a job.


Get a job...at a test prep company! Even better.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby gens1tb » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:50 am

Sorry but my degree in Philosophy doesn't even qualify me to wash dishes in most people's eyes.

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Re: Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Get a job.

Postby rayiner » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:24 am

KevinP wrote:This is analogous to a smoker telling me not to smoke.


"If you didn't do as well as you'd hoped..."

She took her own advice, put off LS until she rocked a 173.




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