December 28, 2013


Law School Grad Forced Into Retail Job Blogs The Loss Of His 'Last Shred Of Dignity' (ERIN FUCHS , DEC. 27, 2013, Business Insider)

As the New Year looms, many law graduates with heavy debt have yet to find work as attorneys -- including the author of the self-deprecating new blog "Law Grad Working Retail."
The blog's anonymous author graduated from a law school that was in the top 50 ranked by U.S. News and World Report. He was on law review and even got a summer position at a firm after his second year. He didn't get a job offer though. 

This grad still hasn't found legal work and took a job selling cologne just before the holidays to make ends meet. Now he says he's "liveblogging the loss of my last shred of dignity." [...]

The sadder parts involve managers talking to him like he's an idiot. From the blog:

The other day I was in the stock room alone unpacking inventory and I was throwing cardboard boxes into this big dumpster. I wasn't breaking them down because I was going to wait until I was done and then break them all down at the end. A manager came in and f---ing chewed my ass out telling me to never throw boxes in there without breaking them down first. She actually explained to me very slowly that the purpose of breaking down the boxes was so we could fit more boxes in. I was on law review.

He's also constantly afraid he'll run into somebody he knows. He really, really doesn't want anybody to see him cleaning.

"[A]s much as it would suck for a law school classmate to see me selling cologne, seeing me cleaning up broken glass on my hands and knees would be a million times worse," he writes.

Pssst...lazy people throw the boxes into the dumpster without breaking them down.  And no one goes back into the dumpster to get the boxes and break them down, nor would it be efficient to do so. He really only gave his manager two choices : slacker or idiot.  She was giving him the benefoit of the doubt assuming the latter.  

Posted by at December 28, 2013 8:25 AM

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