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Paying for a job?

Hey guys, My friend has just been offered a position with cheesecakes77705/17/18
I told him that I’d find out what the general consensus to cheesecakes77705/17/18
He can learn how to make coffee for a sleazy partner at a PI dandydan05/17/18
This has to be made up. Tell your friend to tell the firm t jd4hire05/17/18
1/10. Retake. trollfeeder05/17/18
Will he put it under the “education” part of his resume? pisces21305/17/18
He clarified that they originally wanted $500/month, but he cheesecakes77705/17/18
This is an objectively horrible idea. rainsofcastamere05/17/18
0/10 trolling. Would not recommend. pauperesq05/17/18
I shared all your responses. He wants to know if it makes a cheesecakes77705/17/18
OK, this is now confirmed trolling. rainsofcastamere05/17/18
If it's such a narrow practice area that few other firms do, caj11105/17/18
Tell him that he can pay me 1000/month and I won't require h 3lol05/17/18
Even interns are not required to pay their host for working trijocker05/17/18
Tell your friend that if he takes the role he can no longer isthisit05/17/18
Is this like a situation where he’s essentially office sha cratercity05/17/18
For the first year, he would get 45% of any business that he cheesecakes77705/17/18
Wow a whole 5%!!! isthisit05/17/18
Lol this has to be a troll post. maverick05/17/18
It’s safe to delete this thread because it degrades this b maverick05/17/18
I think my friend is going to turn down the job. Seems like cheesecakes77705/17/18
I chuckled at paying $300 to work, but really lost it at “ jacob05/17/18
Just spoke to my friend. He turned down the job, but will wo cheesecakes77705/17/18
Your friend should contact his law school’s alumni job pla greenhorn05/17/18
He reached out to the school’s alumni job department and i cheesecakes77705/17/18
Consider the options: babysitter/nanny, pimp, doorman, ja dandydan05/18/18
If he wants to learn "Specialty," he'd be a lot better off f bittersweet05/22/18
I think this paying for a job thing is ridiculous, but I do caj11105/22/18
If he has to pay to work for them, I cannot imagine anything jeremiahwright05/26/18
Excelente trollinh bigsal05/26/18

cheesecakes777 (May 17, 2018 - 11:31 am)

Hey guys,

My friend has just been offered a position with a small law firm that told him that he could learn a ton about the area of law that he’s interested in.

The issue is that they want him to pay them $300/month to work there. The partners feel that he’s going to learn a lot and they are going to give a lot of their time to him.

It seems that the firm isn’t doing great and could really use the $300/month. Should he do it? I know the legal market isn’t that great and he really wants to learn this practice area.

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cheesecakes777 (May 17, 2018 - 11:34 am)

I told him that I’d find out what the general consensus to this arrangement was...

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dandydan (May 17, 2018 - 12:56 pm)

He can learn how to make coffee for a sleazy partner at a PI/Family/immigration/disability firm. He can learn how to yell on the phone; he can learn how always be busy and never make a penny; he can learn what it feels like to be yelled at for doing nothing; he can learn what it's like to write a garbage brief; he can learn what it's like to make up stories to clients; etc. etc.

This place sounds like a sleazehole. If he is even considering it, better he go into selling used cars. Or better yet, doc review.

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jd4hire (May 17, 2018 - 11:58 am)

This has to be made up. Tell your friend to tell the firm to eat shi!t and die.

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trollfeeder (May 17, 2018 - 12:05 pm)

1/10. Retake.

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pisces213 (May 17, 2018 - 12:50 pm)

Will he put it under the “education” part of his resume?

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cheesecakes777 (May 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm)

He clarified that they originally wanted $500/month, but he got them down to $300/month.

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rainsofcastamere (May 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm)

This is an objectively horrible idea.

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pauperesq (May 17, 2018 - 1:33 pm)

0/10 trolling. Would not recommend.

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cheesecakes777 (May 17, 2018 - 2:34 pm)

I shared all your responses. He wants to know if it makes a difference if he’s interested in an extremely narrow practice area (something like space law) and this firm practices within that space.

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rainsofcastamere (May 17, 2018 - 2:36 pm)

OK, this is now confirmed trolling.

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caj111 (May 17, 2018 - 5:13 pm)

If it's such a narrow practice area that few other firms do, why would they need him to pay to work there? You have got to be kidding me. Or if the firm needs the money because it isn't doing so great, it sounds like they should diversify their practice a bit more because whatever narrow area they practice in isn't working so well for them. I would gladly give the firm that advice - free of charge!

This is either a joke or the practice of law continues to reach new lows. It's become like the entertainment and broadcasting industry (heavily dependent on unpaid interns and badly paid employees) without any of the glamour.

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3lol (May 17, 2018 - 2:50 pm)

Tell him that he can pay me 1000/month and I won't require him to do any work at all. I think this is a fair offer.

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trijocker (May 17, 2018 - 3:10 pm)

Even interns are not required to pay their host for working
If that is all the "work" he can line up, time to do something else.

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isthisit (May 17, 2018 - 3:14 pm)

Tell your friend that if he takes the role he can no longer be considered a man.

Also troll/10.

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cratercity (May 17, 2018 - 3:53 pm)

Is this like a situation where he’s essentially office sharing and gets to make money with his own business (trickle down from the partners or otherwise)? If so that’s different..

If not, then that’s a terrible idea..not that I support the above either. I’ve seen that ideaology promised too much and the “associate” never gets any work and ends up just being the in house IT guy

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cheesecakes777 (May 17, 2018 - 4:51 pm)

For the first year, he would get 45% of any business that he brings in. However, if he does good work, then it’ll go up to 50% in year 2.

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isthisit (May 17, 2018 - 4:57 pm)

Wow a whole 5%!!!

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maverick (May 17, 2018 - 5:43 pm)

Lol this has to be a troll post.

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maverick (May 17, 2018 - 5:46 pm)

It’s safe to delete this thread because it degrades this board.

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cheesecakes777 (May 17, 2018 - 6:22 pm)

I think my friend is going to turn down the job. Seems like the board is in agreement on that point.

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jacob (May 17, 2018 - 8:42 pm)

I chuckled at paying $300 to work, but really lost it at “space law.” Thanks for the troll!

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cheesecakes777 (May 17, 2018 - 8:52 pm)

Just spoke to my friend. He turned down the job, but will work for food. Anyone got any leads?

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greenhorn (May 17, 2018 - 9:22 pm)

Your friend should contact his law school’s alumni job placement department. They will find him a job.

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cheesecakes777 (May 17, 2018 - 10:52 pm)

He reached out to the school’s alumni job department and it turned that the head of career services just got fired. He actually asked my friend for a job because he’s getting desperate.

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dandydan (May 18, 2018 - 9:45 am)

Consider the options:

babysitter/nanny, pimp, doorman, janitor, uber driver, factory worker, radiologist, psephologist, real estate agent, and of course: doc review

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bittersweet (May 22, 2018 - 10:15 am)

If he wants to learn "Specialty," he'd be a lot better off financially getting a job waiting tables and going to the courthouse and getting copies of whatever briefs this firm is filing.

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caj111 (May 22, 2018 - 12:02 pm)

I think this paying for a job thing is ridiculous, but I do remember once hearing about a solo lawyer who rented space at a firm where he paid a fixed amount of money per month in rent, plus 50% of whatever fees he generated himself. It was a lousy lease arrangement, given he would take home less than half of what he generated, but the firm did provide all the infrastructure he needed to do his work and he eventually moved on to something better anyway. In any case, he was not really "paying to work there" just paying a somewhat outrageous rent. This could be a similar setup.

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jeremiahwright (May 26, 2018 - 4:04 pm)

If he has to pay to work for them, I cannot imagine anything he learns from them is useful.

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bigsal (May 26, 2018 - 5:25 pm)

Excelente trollinh

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