« on: December 05, 2008, 07:36:07 PM »
Seriously, this guy has to be kidding me. He is mad because he cannot find a 100k plus job at one of the most severe economic downtowns in history in an oversaturated profession that is highly affected by the economic problems. Suck it up, you're not the only one. I had a hard time finding a position, I networked by fowarding my resume to anyone in the profession that I thought liked me enough to put in a good word for me and pass along. After a little while my resume ended up in a judge's hands and now I have a clerkship making aout 50k to start. You have to realize that it's not hazing, it's dollars and cents. These employers are facing financial problems, they have bills and have other mouths to feed. Hiring new people in a situtaion where they don't have enough work for their existing employees is not their first priority.
You want to impress an employer, let them know that you took a train an hour and a half to speak to them and you'll be taking it back after the interview. Don't ask to be compensated, just do it. You're seriously not the only one who had a hard time find a job. I have most of the rejection letters hanging on the wall in my Moot Court board office and it fills up most of a large wall.
Take a moment and realize that you have a doctorate degree and realize that astronomical salary you get paid to sit behind a desk. Plenty of people put in a lot more for a lot less.