The comments following Esq. Never's infamous cartoon made me crazy:
jacobins3000 (12 hours ago) I can't understand this obsession law students have with "big law", heaven forbid they end up at a small firm with starting salary of a mere 80 fucking thousand. Law students are a bunch a of spoiled rich kids who have no idea what the average person makes in this country. They think they have a God given right to make 200K a year.
esqnever (4 hours ago) Yes, I made this video because I'm "only" going to make 80k a year.
Tell you what, if you find a small firm job anywhere that pays anything near that for an entry level position, post it here. If you do, I'm sure that firm's fax will literally melt due to the volume of responses.
Sorry, my friend, small firm jobs are going for around $35k these days. You're luck if you can get $50k. Not exactly worth three years of LS and six figures of debt.
ptothegizzo (1 hour ago) Um, I went to law school in Manhattan (and did average) and work at a small firm *in Manattan,* and I don't make nearly $80K. Since I'm neither spoiled nor rich and I support myself, in my first year of practice I had to couch surf because I couldn't afford the apartment I had lived in working part time and living off student loans. I have friends who did very well in school who, like myself, have to earn outside income to make ends meet because we're all in about $180K of debt. #realitycheck
Why are people so damn stupid????? I would jump for joy if I found a job paying 80K and I'm nearly a decade out. AND I was earning $100K+ before this "Great Recession". Why are people delusional? Salaries are nowhere near what the movies tell you!