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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 11, 2007, 11:36:54 AM »
I know of a similar situation with my friend's mom... I don't think she got totally screwed over, but she was a teacher for years, then stopped working when she got pregnant with their only child, and he supported the entire family.  Then 20 odd years later he starts having an affair with some woman in Minneapolis and they get divorced and he packs off to Minnesota.  So meanwhile, she has no work experience for decades, she's in her 50s, and she has no income.  I'm sure he's supporting her to some extent, but her daughter was already in college, and based on what ljg says she probably doesn't get much.  The point is that YOU JUST DON'T KNOW.

Another story-- my cello teacher was married to a guy for decades, and they were a perfectly normal couple and you would have thought they'd be together forever.  They retired and bought a bed & breakfast to run in West Virginia.  COMPLETELY OUT OF THE BLUE a few years ago, her husband just leaves.  I think he left her a NOTE.  Seriously.  I don't know her financial situation afterwards, but she had to sell the B&B.  Again, the point is... you just don't know.  People can be very, very surprising. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« on: July 11, 2007, 11:23:04 AM »
I have a question about summer jobs -- do you work the entire time you're not in school, or do you get a few weeks off at the beginning or end of the summer?  I thought that summer associate jobs were usually just 10 weeks long, right?  I know it's a little early, but I wanted to start figuring out vacation plans for next summer if possible.

assuming you get a job offer from a firm, you tell them when you'll start/finish, assuming that you meet their minimum (which is not always 10 weeks).


I have a question about summer jobs -- do you work the entire time you're not in school, or do you get a few weeks off at the beginning or end of the summer?  I thought that summer associate jobs were usually just 10 weeks long, right?  I know it's a little early, but I wanted to start figuring out vacation plans for next summer if possible.

i heard of alot of people working for six weeks.  that way you can work one job, and then another.  or work and then study abroad.  or vice versa

If you split your summer between two firms, you'll probably end up working 6 weeks at each place because they require that as a minimum, so that would be 12 weeks, plus you're looking at time between the two in case you have to relocate to a different area for those 6 weeks.  A lot of firms will only do half summers, so you might end up working only 6 weeks because you don't get another half summer offer.  There's no way to know now which half of the summer you'll be working. 

If you work with just one firm, you may work 10 weeks... at least, I got one offer from a firm that was for 10 weeks, but I am currently working for general counsel which will be about 12 weeks.  We got a week off between exams and starting work, and we'll get a week off in August before class.  They were really flexible, though (one person started a week later), and the firm that offered me a 10-week job said they were flexible with vacations. 

I would probably advise against trying to plan anything at this point, though, because unless you know you're studying abroad and it's from this day to this day and you know you'll have the rest of the summer free, you really won't know what your summer situation will be for months.  I didn't have mine nailed down until spring break, and that was only because I took a full summer offer.  If you take a half offer, you could be waiting around for another half offer.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The non-fat/ugly girl thread
« on: July 11, 2007, 11:15:03 AM »
:P

Are you trying to claim that you're not a fat or ugly girl?   :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Flirting
« on: July 11, 2007, 11:14:15 AM »
Wow, I'll write all this advice down right away.  I definitely want to start flirting with my boss.

Just be subtle and don't get FIRED!


I was being completely sarcastic, but thanks for that additional tip.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 01:13:57 PM »
To be fair to hank and qui, if what they meant was something like, "If I were about to marry someone, and I thought, "Hmm, maybe I should get a prenup because I feel this person intends to stab me in the back," I'm probably marrying the wrong person," then I agree too.

Yes, I would agree with that statement.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 01:03:42 PM »
Can I author a prenup that withholds assets as she withholds sex??

 :D :D :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Flirting
« on: July 10, 2007, 01:03:03 PM »
Wow, I'll write all this advice down right away.  I definitely want to start flirting with my boss.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The non-fat/ugly girl thread
« on: July 10, 2007, 12:58:42 PM »
id love to see more guys on LSD post self tars

COSIGN! 

I'd like someone to make a non-fat/ugly guy thread. 

Cosigned.  I am curious how many of we *&^%-talking interweb guy losers are fatty mctrolls in reality who should remain under a bridge or close down the library every night.

Probably all of you.  :D

I HOPE im ugly enough to close down the library every night.  I may one day achieve gunner status and get a job after I graduate if this were the case.  I would out myself in such a thread if it were made.

While ugliness may help in closing down the library, ugliness does not a gunner make, and gunner does not a job make.   ;)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 12:57:39 PM »
There's nothing wrong with a prenup except that it isn't very romantic.

What I was getting at earlier and now return to:

romance and the legal institution of marriage are two distinct, though often conflated, things.

I'm not really sure what point you're making.

If I were about to marry someone, and I thought, "Hmm, maybe I should get a prenup," I'm probably marrying the wrong person. 

Titcar

silly.

::won't explain why here.  doesn't want to hijack::


I think a lot of confusion comes from the conflation of romantic ideals with the institution of marriage.  Two people can live a lovely life together forever and forever; two people can get married.  You can have either without the other.

It seems to me that the concept of marriage is taken in proxy to represent the romantic ideals.  I find this completely flawed. 

Of course, my stance causes me no end of grief in relationships.   ;)

Oh, ok.  I agree to some extent. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The non-fat/ugly girl thread
« on: July 10, 2007, 12:55:18 PM »
id love to see more guys on LSD post self tars

COSIGN! 

I'd like someone to make a non-fat/ugly guy thread. 

Cosigned.  I am curious how many of we *&^%-talking interweb guy losers are fatty mctrolls in reality who should remain under a bridge or close down the library every night.

Probably all of you.  :D

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