Celebrating 10 years! 2007-2017

Things that are more lucrative than law.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasac ks/parkland-school-shooti anothernjlawyer05/16/18
If you can’t beat em, join em. mtbislife05/16/18
TITCR jeffm05/16/18
This is it. This. However, this isn’t s job you can get at wearyattorney05/16/18
The age cutoff for many departments is 35. My friend had two mtbislife05/16/18
Probably prostitution and/or stripping. isthisit05/16/18
Nah. I think the average for those is about $30,000 a year. fettywap05/16/18
I know an attorney who previously stripped and I've heard he jd4hire05/16/18
public service pensions are absurd. dietcoke05/16/18
Public sector pensions are great. Smart people go against t wearyattorney05/16/18
If it makes you feel any better, most cops die from alcoholi 3lol05/16/18
Most lawyers do too. midlaw05/16/18
And before they retire. cacrimdefense05/17/18
Right. mtbislife05/17/18
The richest guy I know makes 400K/yr selling hearing aids. H whipster05/17/18
In a similar story - I know a guy who works out of his basem uknownvalue05/18/18
Makes you wonder why they never discussed entrepreneurship o mtbislife05/18/18
I get those perks without being shot at, being a gubmint law trollfeeder05/17/18
Keep in mind that we never hear calls for taking away people onehell05/21/18
I disagree. They are smarter than the rest of the populatio wearyattorney05/21/18
Stop being jelous and get back to writing those motions that mtbislife05/21/18

anothernjlawyer (May 16, 2018 - 11:22 am)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/parkland-school-shooting-officer-pension?utm_term=.eenaD5nP0#.vbQNQl2z0

Set aside, for a moment, the fact that this guy is an arrant coward. He's retiring at 55 freaking years old, with a 100K+ pension, from a rank and file sherriff's officer job.

This guy will spend the next 30 years drinking Margaritas on the beach. At 55, most lawyers will spend the next 30 years working, until they literally die, and probably for less money.

What a joke.

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mtbislife (May 16, 2018 - 11:53 am)

If you can’t beat em, join em.

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jeffm (May 16, 2018 - 12:02 pm)

TITCR

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wearyattorney (May 16, 2018 - 4:10 pm)

This is it. This. However, this isn’t s job you can get at 40 with a law degree etc. you need to get this job right after college or preferably right out of high school.

The culture needs to adapt and it will be better understood. Boomers are not going to allow movies being made showing a lawyer struggling and a cop living well because that wasn’t their experience growing up, and they won’t relent. Once we have cultural items reflect reality, things will change.

My brother’s kid was the valedictorian of high school and is going to be a cop. Slowly cultural reflections will mirror reality.

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mtbislife (May 16, 2018 - 6:04 pm)

The age cutoff for many departments is 35. My friend had two attorneys in his major city police academy. The tide is turning and the smart ones are jumping ship.

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isthisit (May 16, 2018 - 11:58 am)

Probably prostitution and/or stripping.

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fettywap (May 16, 2018 - 1:28 pm)

Nah. I think the average for those is about $30,000 a year.

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jd4hire (May 16, 2018 - 4:30 pm)

I know an attorney who previously stripped and I've heard her say she made better money then...

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dietcoke (May 16, 2018 - 11:59 am)

public service pensions are absurd.

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wearyattorney (May 16, 2018 - 4:12 pm)

Public sector pensions are great. Smart people go against the grain. This guy was laughed at probably when he said this is what he was planning on doing with his life. Who’s laughing now? His friends who are outsourced or unable to find remunerative work because of a permanent labor surplus? He’s laughing all the way to the bank, as he should be.

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3lol (May 16, 2018 - 12:42 pm)

If it makes you feel any better, most cops die from alcoholism shortly after they retire.

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midlaw (May 16, 2018 - 1:46 pm)

Most lawyers do too.

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cacrimdefense (May 17, 2018 - 9:48 pm)

And before they retire.

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mtbislife (May 17, 2018 - 10:18 pm)

Right.

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whipster (May 17, 2018 - 6:35 pm)

The richest guy I know makes 400K/yr selling hearing aids. His dad started the business about 20 years ago and left it to the sons. They have 4 or 5 locations, and make big mint. No stress, no real education requirement.

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uknownvalue (May 18, 2018 - 9:19 am)

In a similar story - I know a guy who works out of his basement selling plaques. He has almost no overhead, very low risk and makes about 200k per year.

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mtbislife (May 18, 2018 - 9:24 am)

Makes you wonder why they never discussed entrepreneurship of this kind in high school. Attending Directional State U and then being a wage slave is the way to go!

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trollfeeder (May 17, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

I get those perks without being shot at, being a gubmint lawyer is great.

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onehell (May 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm)

Keep in mind that we never hear calls for taking away people's 401k just because they got fired from some job. No matter how egregious the F-up may be, we generally recognize such things as the person's property. Well, a pension is the same. You work there long enough and it's yours.

Which is why it has nothing to do with this individual or his actions, and everything to do with the fact that the police pensions are far too generous for every officer, not just him. A cop who starts in his 20s can retire in his 40s. That is simply absurd in a world where most of us have to work till 70 if we even get to retire at all. It would have been absurd even if this guy had been the best cop in human history, because getting the same result out of a 401k would require you to have millions (plural) in there, and even then you would have to wait till at least age 59.5 to withdraw without tax penalty.

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wearyattorney (May 21, 2018 - 5:32 pm)

I disagree. They are smarter than the rest of the population. If you can’t beat them and you are young enough, join them.

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mtbislife (May 21, 2018 - 6:08 pm)

Stop being jelous and get back to writing those motions that you know will get denied.

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