« on: August 06, 2006, 06:54:33 PM »
Wait. There could be NURSES in my law school classes? Mmmmm now there's a tasty mental morsel!
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He can get into some tier 4 schools with a score in the 150s, that is true. Why people want to go to such length to pay full price at these crap schools is beyond me.
Well, he wasn't really asking for your opinion on the quality of the schools, just if he could make an ABA approved one. Once again, your info was dangerously uninformed. As for your comment to him: I don't know what IQ does that score correspond to, but I am pretty sure it is low, very low
If you BELIEVE LSAT and IQ can be correlated (and I'm not fully convinced) then most sources seem to agree that would put him around a 112 range. Which is not really, really low. It's not even low. In fact, it's not even average. It's ABOVE average.
« on: August 06, 2006, 02:28:56 PM »
So, just to clarrify then, your arguement (ignoring how horribly wrong you were about people without high school degrees, and about household income) would be: 'All the facts and figures may say I'm wrong. In fact, other people's personal experience may also say I'm wrong. But ignoring all of those annoying statistics, facts, figures, and data, I can assure you that against all common knowledge and experience, I'm right.'
Is that it? Basically, 'they don't report their massive salaries' sums up your viewpoint in a nutshell?
OK. Wow. Check please, we're finished here.
I count 13 ABA approved schools he could have a 50% or better shot at with a 150. Some of them nearly an 80% shot. (based on LSAC search)
That much is clear from all his other posts
Hmm... Marcus is being a little rough here, but the truth is:
Don't suggest non-aba's yet. The man doesn't need to hit that high of a score to make a tier 4, even with his GPA. A couple weeks of prep should be able to pull him to a 150.
« on: August 06, 2006, 01:35:31 PM »
Oh. And according to careerbuilder/salaryexpert:
The Waiter/Waitress working in Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA, Oregon now earns an average annual salary of 14,748. Half of those in this position would earn between 11,046 and 18,860 (the 17th and 67th percentiles). These numbers are derived from area-specific government survey data.
I picked a nice middle ground city. Not overpriced like New York, or underpriced like hicksville, USA. This range of income seems to fit nicely with both census data AND what my restraunt manager friend has been telling me for years. Your data, on the other hand, fits nicely with what you're blowing out your butt. And, unless I'm mistaken, tips are reported (except in your world) for income purposes.
Data good as of Aug, 06.
« on: August 06, 2006, 01:26:29 PM »
And what the heck is with this line? QueenCruella is absolutely right that household income means a household as a whole. Census data often breaks down average household income into 'income per person' by dividing it by two (or more) people. No, not all households have more than one worker, but many do.
« on: August 06, 2006, 01:20:31 PM »
Does the fact that no waitress/waiter/bartender I know makes anywhere near 40k affect your opinion? Or, as QueenCruella said, the fact that data seems to make you look like you have no idea what you're talking about? Or are you just going to stick by you 'high school dropouts make 45k and just don't report it' story?
You may think you do, but you obviously do not. As for the high school diploma issue, info I find places a high school dropout as making around the 15-20 range a year. Once again, blatant disregard for facts on yours part to suggest they're making closer to 45k. The same disregard, I suspect, when you talk about waiter salaries. You ignore census data, atual reporting of salaries, etc - and simply suggest 'they don't report their massive earnings.' One of my oldest friends manages restraunts and without tips his waiters wouldn't be pulling minimum wage. I think you're totally off your base here.