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This is what it looks like when A JD advantage job does not work out

also....make sure you treat your staff with kindness...and t jdcumlaude06/06/18
Hank Raper? Is this a fake article? Can you imagine what it finklebots06/06/18
I bet that other Hank never messed with him. soupcansham06/07/18
I wonder why non-legal employers are resistant to hiring law 6figuremistake06/06/18
Never was an issue for me. esquirewalletsmatter06/07/18
Lucky you 6figuremistake06/07/18
In part. My skills and expertise I've developed speak for i esquirewalletsmatter06/07/18
Two words that probably wouldn't describe most recently grad 6figuremistake06/07/18
I was able to develop it and I'm Triple T. What's their exc esquirewalletsmatter06/07/18
Me too (minus one T), but it doesn't change the fact that th 6figuremistake06/07/18
Yeah, I do agree with that. I went into a related field aft esquirewalletsmatter06/07/18
That dude looks like he's a douche. isthisit06/07/18
Damn what an idiot. Town manager is a sweet gig. Even though onehell06/07/18
jdcumlaude (Jun 6, 2018 - 4:06 pm)

also....make sure you treat your staff with kindness...and try to avoid driving them to attempted suicide

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2018/06/06/Nashville-fires-town-manager.html

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finklebots (Jun 6, 2018 - 4:17 pm)

Hank Raper? Is this a fake article? Can you imagine what it must have been like for this guy in grade school?

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soupcansham (Jun 7, 2018 - 10:57 am)

I bet that other Hank never messed with him.

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6figuremistake (Jun 6, 2018 - 4:24 pm)

I wonder why non-legal employers are resistant to hiring law grads...

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esquirewalletsmatter (Jun 7, 2018 - 10:51 am)

Never was an issue for me.

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6figuremistake (Jun 7, 2018 - 11:35 am)

Lucky you

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esquirewalletsmatter (Jun 7, 2018 - 1:02 pm)

In part. My skills and expertise I've developed speak for itself.

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6figuremistake (Jun 7, 2018 - 1:11 pm)

Two words that probably wouldn't describe most recently graduated JD's

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esquirewalletsmatter (Jun 7, 2018 - 1:39 pm)

I was able to develop it and I'm Triple T. What's their excuse? Choose a different hill as we forge our own destiny.

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6figuremistake (Jun 7, 2018 - 2:56 pm)

Me too (minus one T), but it doesn't change the fact that the JD is a burden to overcome rather than a boon when seeking non-legal employment.

In any event, my original comment was mostly a tongue in cheek remark about how non-attorneys regard attorneys. I'm not sure if the stereotype actually is a barrier to getting non-legal employment. The over-qualified/under-skilled dynamic probably plays a much larger role.

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esquirewalletsmatter (Jun 7, 2018 - 3:23 pm)

Yeah, I do agree with that. I went into a related field after couple years of practice where Regulatory knowledge reigns supreme. I think that transition is smoother. Those that want to be investment bankers or something where they make the big bucks are going to be in for a rude awakening. I think the elitism within the profession and the background of most students just reeks of entitlement to many. My job prior to this, when I was breaking into the industry and surrounded by JDs that never practiced a day in their life, drove this point home. Glad I got the hell out of there.

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isthisit (Jun 7, 2018 - 11:01 am)

That dude looks like he's a douche.

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onehell (Jun 7, 2018 - 12:58 pm)

Damn what an idiot. Town manager is a sweet gig. Even though it only paid 67k according to the article, there's a lot of upward mobility potential because if you move up to some bigger place and become a city or county manager or one of their direct-report deputies, that's usually a job that pays well into the six figures.

But, town/city/county managers are essentially CEOs. And like any CEO, they report to the board of directors. Except the board of directors is the town or city council, which means they are elected officials. Culture matters for any CEO, but when your board is elected it becomes all the more important that you don't do anything that makes them look bad.

Dunno what his side of the story might be. Maybe the town really did have a really crappy staff or something. Doesn't matter though. If the electorate doesn't like the way you run things, then incumbent council members can be quickly placed in the position where they have to can you if they hope to stay in office. Anyone who wants to get into this line of work should know that going in: You're not the CEO of a business looking to maximize profit. You're in charge of a town looking to maximize citizen satisfaction, so your success depends more on people liking your than on anything else.

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