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My Career is Wrecked

My career got screwed up badly by family issues (health most vespucius09/19/18
With that defeatist attitude, I'm sold on your career being nonlinearjdmba09/19/18
So is this just a statement - your career is wrecked? Or do notiers09/19/18
People like Vespucius need to vent. The absurdly all-or-n passportfan309/19/18
There's always a job out there. It just might not have the p guyingorillasuit09/19/18
You need to get ahold of yourself, dude. I went completel whipster09/19/18
vespucius (Sep 19, 2018 - 3:11 pm)

My career got screwed up badly by family issues (health mostly) outside of my control, which led me to do some bad job hopping and relocating. When the family issues never resolved, I ran myself into the ground, and then had to dedicate myself full time and relocate to resolve the issues without a full time legal job.

Now, I literally have screwed myself out of a career, because of things totally outside of my control. I want to relocate and find a job somewhere, but really it's really hard now. I never would have imagined things would have turned out like this.

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nonlinearjdmba (Sep 19, 2018 - 3:35 pm)

With that defeatist attitude, I'm sold on your career being wrecked.

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notiers (Sep 19, 2018 - 4:39 pm)

So is this just a statement - your career is wrecked? Or do you have questions about what to do? If the later, slow down, take a step back, provide some tangible information and ask some direct questions.

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passportfan3 (Sep 19, 2018 - 6:00 pm)

People like Vespucius need to vent.

The absurdly all-or-nothing nature of law practice is something worth getting temporarily depressed about.

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guyingorillasuit (Sep 19, 2018 - 6:20 pm)

There's always a job out there. It just might not have the pay and benefits you would expect. If you are re-entering the legal job market after a failure to launch and with a bad resume, just start at the entry level. I am sure there's an older solo out there who would be willing to hire you at a steep discount and teach you the ropes. You will get to meet other people in the field wherever it is you go, and whatever it is you do, and you will eventually find a better job, and then another better one. Your mid-career pay in law will typically be much higher than your entry-level pay.

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whipster (Sep 19, 2018 - 8:33 pm)

You need to get ahold of yourself, dude.

I went completely out of the legal field for almost 10 years after passing the bar.

I was a fricking fish farmer. I did well until the Chinese took over, and dumped slave produced fish on the market. (You can find that at your local grocery, anything from Indonesia, China, etc.)

I applied to every law job I could after that, and I finally I found someone who understood how entrepreneurs fail. You can do the same. I made jack shyte for a few years, and now am doing well after applying myself first to BK during the 2000's then to O&G land work since 2010.

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