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samblau

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Got fired tonight. At 5:30. After I spent a week writing a federal motion that they will prob charge the court a few thousand dollars for. A day after I saved our client thousands on a punitive damages issue that was being asserted by out Harvard Law 20 year vet opposition. A day after I went to court whereas most of my colleagues will not even be allowed to call a client for the next few years. 27 y/o. Over one year experience, passed NY bar, decent school, published law review article. don't get call backs for $45k crap jobs after $200k education. They gave me a 2-week severance after I took 4 vacation days over the past year. I know it sucks out there. I guess this will only make me stronger. To all of those who post law school related questions...don't do it, I beg you for your own sakes, don't do it.
 

Mr T

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My sympathies for your trouble. I sincerely hope you find something soon if that is what you want. I remember some time back you considered taking off for a long vacation. If you didn't do it then perhaps now is a good time?

Best wishes.
 

Davidko19

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same boat last week, brah. And let me tell you, having this time off has been amazing. True, I have no cash and cant do anything of value, but just the freedom has been grand. Spending just as much time finding a job isnt fun, but its all part of the ride. We need a support group.
 

yerfdog

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wow, I'm sorry to hear about that. At least now you don't have to tolerate your bosses smoking in the office...
 

crazyquik

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Tis brutal out there.

At least there is always JAG . . .
 

M Stanfield

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Sorry to hear that, I know quite a few people at Deloitte that have been let go. Is it time for grad school . . .. ?
 

Happydayz

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Heard this about the legal profession. Law schools are putting out record number of JD's at the same time that the number of jobs are decreasing. Sounds like a rough market out there
 

DNW

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It is a rough market out there right now, not unlike after 911--right after I graduate from undergrad. Why is it that I always get out at the wrong time?

But, whatever. You just have to look in the right areas. I'm shooting for a gig in Asia right now, even when it doesn't pay a lot. In the mean time, Doc Review here I come! It's not too bad 'cause an admitted attorney gets $35-40/hr, with overtime.

Oh, and I hear Treasury is hiring attorneys for TARP right now. They're paying pretty well too. Come and get your share of the $700 billion.
 

unpainted huffheinz

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Sam, that is a pisser. Do you have any objection to coming to the midwest? I have some connections to the ADL and Dem machine here. It's still shit work, but if you are truly desperate...
 

JayJay

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Sorry to hear this. All the best to you...
 

Piobaire

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Sorry to hear about another person out of work. Remember, professionals are allowed to fail. They are just not allowed to give up.
 

kalice

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I'm sorry to hear that. But if school has taught us anything, it's not to give up. Best of luck with finding something new. In the meantime, it's not a bad time to enjoy your freedom
 

feynmix

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Sorry to hear about the job loss. I say take a small vacation, and get back to some serious job hunting. Hopefully you will find something better and this will be good in the long run.
 

EL72

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Sorry to hear that Sam. Keep your chin up and best of luck in your search.

EL
 

jagmqt

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What kind of firm? What kind of law? Were you the only one to go? (I've read that large firms are laying off a lot of lawyers right now).

jag
 

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