sfoglia wrote:BJS wrote:The worst part is that I'm salaried, so I don't even have the consolation of making more money from the extra hours. Unfortunately, my schedule is just that full - I actually don't really take a lunch break. This is our busiest month of the year. My boss told me last night at a meeting - "We just need to make it through September." Yea, I hear ya boss.
I spend a lot of my time driving (I drive 2000+ business miles per month), but I can't spend any of that actually "studying" for the LSAT. Aside from work productivity - calls, texts, quick emails, etc - I spend my time in the car listening to audiobooks (just finished the entire Game of Thrones series), SCOTUS orals, and brainstorm my personal statement. Before I got sick, I was staying up until midnight and 1am. But I can't afford to be sick during the LSAT and I have a tendency to let sicknesses linger on, especially with the stress and hours of work inhibiting my natural recovery.
Oh my gosh. I don't know if I would be able to push through. That sounds insane! Someone should make an LSAT-on-tape study guide.
The job is from hell (and because it's nonprofit the pay sucks). I feel like it's amazing preparation for BigLaw...although in BigLaw I'll be advancing my career, getting paid well, and doing something I enjoy. I think of these two years as my time in the wilderness. Something I'll look on with stern, world-weary appreciation in my memoirs.