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6.12.2009

As We Balance Our Check Books This Weekend

There are some HUGE law firms in this country but they are having economic issues just like the rest of us. But they've got a problem because most extended job offers last year for first year associates to begin this fall. It's a problem because now they realize they don't have any work for those newbies to do. So what did one monster firm in NYC do this week? It sent a letter to all those new hires and told them if they want to take a year off before their starting their employment, that's fine with them. But here's the kicker: They'll pay them $80,000 for that year, provide them medical coverage, and throw in a $1,000 a month to help with student loans. And all they have to do is sit home and watch Jerry Springer and eat bon bons. Oh, my.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for those kids! Wish I were one of them.

Anonymous said...

The good times aren't really over for good.

Merle By Gawd Haggard

Xanthippas said...

So SO insane. To you non-lawyers out there, just know that this news is greeted as a sign of disaster in the legal industry. $80,000 a year to do nothing, and a guaranteed job after it, is a DISASTER for the legal industry. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea why my TV is only showing snow and noise?

Anonymous said...

Today all TV's broadcast went digital meaning you will have to get a convert box if you're still using a regular outside TV antenna.

Anonymous said...

1:59...could be X-GAMES on ESPN ??

Anonymous said...

1:52: why?

Anonymous said...

This just shows that Lawyers have way too much money to throw around. And charge way too much!

Anonymous said...

Makes all you Wise County trash wish you had gone to school doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

2:27, incorrect. Not an antenna issue. It's a TV issue.

Anonymous said...

Name any other type of business that could afford to do this.

Anonymous said...

But 80 grand is not enough to live on in NYC.

Fast Eddie said...

I agree with you 7:54. With 80 grand you might be able to afford a one bedroom apartment. However, if you live in town, you don't need a car.

For a Texan, no vehicle would feel like no freedom!!!

Anonymous said...

Mama encourage your babies to be lawyers. Then when they grow up they can take care of you so the government won't have to.

Nice Republican idea.