Thursday, November 14, 2013

Goodbye contract

I'll try to type a short update. I have let the contact position go and accepted a full-time position at a small firm. Yes, I am now learning a new area of law. No, you do not get paid to learn a new area of law. You get paid to produce. My production level will increase as I learn this new area of law. We've always been at war with Eastasia. And, so it goes.

Here's the kicker... The guy who offered me the position is someone I have known for over a decade. We were not the best of friends, of course. I had never been to his house, he had never been to mine. But, we were on a first name basis and ran in the same social circles for over ten years. Thus, I got this job because of a friendship fostered well before I attended law school.

It's not what you know, it's who you know.

I'd be laughing if that wasn't so damn sad.

Best of luck to all of you.


  1. Congrats, Crux. Good luck and keep moving ahead. Your connection and work got you the job, not your damn school. Lemmings take note.

  2. Thanks, Nando.

    I should note that I have not heard from my law school in six months. It could have been longer than that, actually. I believe I traded emails with someone in the "career services" (or whatever they call themselves) last spring, it may have been in May. Since then, radio silence. I am dead to them.

    The only thing my law school did for me was to satisfy a prerequisite for the bar exam.

  3. Hope things work out. The problem is that working for a solo is not a path to a good career. There is only so much you can learn from them and will most likely pay you a pittance in exchange for "experience".

    1. Disagree. It can be a game changer. It depends on the solo. The solo doesn't have to be famous or even top of the heap. What's important is to get some experience and see how the game is played, so that you can eventually go solo and support yourself.