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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:24 pm
by hoffb86
I'm still at work.... FML ....

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:41 pm
by thefossilcrew
Hell yeah I want to quit, but I am working until July 24th (biweekly payday).

Any future 1Ls quitting their jobs early for Phish tour?

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:45 pm
by sanpiero
I'm finishing up on June 5th so I can enjoy a few weeks of leisure...

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:06 pm
by Aeroplane
I gave notice yesterday. Told my manager I'd work as late as mid-August if he needs me and/or I decide I want the extra $$. My company's invested a lot of training & cash in me and I was expected to climb the ladder so I was nervous about revealing the whole law school thing. My manager & dept exec were really supportive though. They even said they'd see if I could get layoff benefits and/or my promotion (that I was going to get) before leaving. And told me that if I ever want to come back the door is wide open.

I am going to miss my company/coworkers/job sooooooooo much.

Also, it is really really scary to go from making a good income to living off loans.

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:18 pm
by drhunterr
Aeroplane wrote: Also, it is really really scary to go from making a good income to living off loans.
No lies. I'm not really excited about that.

I'm out either July 31st or August 7th...unless I can fired before then.

Seriously, what is it, 8 weeks or so away? The summer is going to go by crazy fast. I started my internship last year about this time, and it was August before I realized.

Edit: Has anyone felt increasing complacent in their jobs since law school is getting closer and closer?

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:33 pm
by Aeroplane
drhunterr wrote: Edit: Has anyone felt increasing complacent in their jobs since law school is getting closer and closer?
Somewhat. But it's important to me to leave on a good note so I fight it and do my work.

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:39 pm
by ajrm116
I put in my two weeks on Friday, and it has been awesome since. I work at a newspaper and my editor has basically stopped giving me new assignments. Everyone in the office, including my superiors, are cool with my decision and really supportive. But damn I can't wait to have some free time!

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:39 am
by lawyer180
Yeah, i put in my notice the other day too. I had to do it in writing to make it "official" given they couldn't post my position.

It's the cold feet feeling: you start doubting whether or not you're making the right choice. From a decent salary (that many new lawyers probably start off making in non-metro regions) to living off loans and entering the job market in debt.

Being content with our choice is key! Officially unemployed as of June 26th, then off to see the world before becoming a 1L; feels great. :D

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:27 pm
by crash90
Working until Aug 15. While I enjoy my job it is in a small family company and has no room for advancement. I love the people I work with. They are wholesome, intelligent, driven, and hard working folks. I will be sad to leave this enviroment but not the actual day to day work.

That said, I catch myself day dreaming way to often! Either about my trip to Vegas with the G/F (which will probably be our last bit of time together...sad) or about law school in general (especially since I will be reunited with my college room mates!).

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:43 pm
by joshikousei
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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:45 pm
by CaptainCubicle
Officially gave notice today. I'll still be working into July, but I have to train my replacement while also handling extra work (due to reassignments, my usual team of four is down to two people). It felt great finally getting it done "for real" as opposed to being the worst kept secret in the office.

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:31 am
by ubermensch
*sigh* 9 more weeks to go...

And Captain, I love your avatar.

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:00 am
by MHP
thefossilcrew wrote:Hell yeah I want to quit, but I am working until July 24th (biweekly payday).

Any future 1Ls quitting their jobs early for Phish tour?

As a school teacher, there's no need to quit to hit up some Phish this summer! Today is my last day at work. In one week the hubby and I are packing the VW van and taking the long way to Knoxville. We plan on doing a week of camping on either side of the show.

It'll be the first time since 2000 that I've seen the boys! Very excited.

You?

(And aren't you in Athens? I seem to remember this... It's my home base, fwiw...)

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:13 am
by thefossilcrew
MHP wrote:
thefossilcrew wrote:Hell yeah I want to quit, but I am working until July 24th (biweekly payday).

Any future 1Ls quitting their jobs early for Phish tour?

As a school teacher, there's no need to quit to hit up some Phish this summer! Today is my last day at work. In one week the hubby and I are packing the VW van and taking the long way to Knoxville. We plan on doing a week of camping on either side of the show.

It'll be the first time since 2000 that I've seen the boys! Very excited.

You?

(And aren't you in Athens? I seem to remember this... It's my home base, fwiw...)

Haha I know plenty of phans that are school teachers for that very reason - summer tour & NYE runs!

I'm doing Asheville > Knoxville. Knoxville is going to be the sleeper show of the tour for sure. I saw the Hampton run... have you heard the shows? Undermind is going to be the Meatsick of this summer tour.

I'm in ATL btw. Shoot me a PM & I'll have a beer w/ you & the hubby in Knox!

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 12:10 am
by Rocky Estoppel
I'll be seeing Phish at Bonnaroo this year. Very happy about that. :D

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:04 am
by thefossilcrew
kak23 wrote:I'll be seeing Phish at Bonnaroo this year. Very happy about that. :D

This is the best Roo lineup for sure, you're going to have a blast. I'm thinking about scoring a VIP pass below face.... we'll see!

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:05 am
by Back2School
Just had my final meeting with the CEO, handed have a transition file to my boss, and now only need to clean out my office because TODAY IS MY LAST DAY!!!!!!!! BOOOYAAA!

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:08 am
by macattaq
Done on 6/12, but that's only because I move on 6/16 and start class on 6/22.

Time crunch?

No, not all.

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:39 am
by prbaglady
I'm leaving in mid July and gave my notice in mid April. People seemed shocked but still very nice about everything (no one in my line of work leaves to go to law school!). Then last week, I get a call from the head of the company to come into a meeting. When I walk in the door, he proceeds to say: "I heard you're going back to Yale next year," and I told him that it was actually NYU. He then tells me "Oh, I thought you were smarter than that" and turns around. I stood there completely shocked and just left the room a few seconds later, since he didn't seem to want to address me any longer. what's even more annoying is that he calls me into a completely unrelated office meeting and tells me this in front of co-workers who have no idea what he's talking about! I was furious! I should have said something, but I was afraid of getting fired prematurely, since they don't give severance at my office and federal unemployment benefits wouldn't begin to cover my current salary.

:(

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:45 am
by rvill7
prbaglady wrote:I'm leaving in mid July and gave my notice in mid April. People seemed shocked but still very nice about everything (no one in my line of work leaves to go to law school!). Then last week, I get a call from the head of the company to come into a meeting. When I walk in the door, he proceeds to say: "I heard you're going back to Yale next year," and I told him that it was actually NYU. He then tells me "Oh, I thought you were smarter than that" and turns around. I stood there completely shocked and just left the room a few seconds later, since he didn't seem to want to address me any longer. what's even more annoying is that he calls me into a completely unrelated office meeting and tells me this in front of co-workers who have no idea what he's talking about! I was furious! I should have said something, but I was afraid of getting fired prematurely, since they don't give severance at my office and federal unemployment benefits wouldn't begin to cover my current salary.

:(

Bitter old man

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:47 am
by Leeroy Jenkins
prbaglady wrote:I'm leaving in mid July and gave my notice in mid April. People seemed shocked but still very nice about everything (no one in my line of work leaves to go to law school!). Then last week, I get a call from the head of the company to come into a meeting. When I walk in the door, he proceeds to say: "I heard you're going back to Yale next year," and I told him that it was actually NYU. He then tells me "Oh, I thought you were smarter than that" and turns around. I stood there completely shocked and just left the room a few seconds later, since he didn't seem to want to address me any longer. what's even more annoying is that he calls me into a completely unrelated office meeting and tells me this in front of co-workers who have no idea what he's talking about! I was furious! I should have said something, but I was afraid of getting fired prematurely, since they don't give severance at my office and federal unemployment benefits wouldn't begin to cover my current salary.:(
what a douchebag of a ceo

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:49 am
by rvill7
Lxw...your tar makes me happy.

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:49 am
by Leeroy Jenkins
rvill7 wrote:Lxw...your tar makes me happy.
That's good to know :)

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:07 pm
by prbaglady
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what a douchebag of a ceo[/quote]

I almost walked right into his office later that day to tell him that NYU is top 5 and I would be an idiot NOT to go, and certainly someone who went to a TTT school that no one's even heard of can't really judge other people's educational choices... BUT i didn't want to sink to his level. ugh!

Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:13 pm
by Spaceman_Stiff
I've been holding off on giving my notice, I'm probably working until mid-July, as I live pay-check to pay-check.

My boss, an attorney, knows that I'm looking at law-school (as I told him when they first hired me). He has been trying to convince to stay, and also wants me to go to University of Miami (where he attended), which he has repeatedly referred to being a T25 school.

Every day seems to be infinitely long, and all I do is post here and look up how I'm going to be moving.