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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Florida Coastal?
« on: May 24, 2007, 09:43:08 AM »
I got that email, too, and know about 5 other people who also did.  Think about it this way -- if a school is so desperate for students that they're just sending out emails handing out spots and scholarships like candy, do you really wanna go there?  I don't know what your numbers are but mine aren't all that great so I figure this school must be really desperate if they're pulling this with me of all people.

I got $15K (also without applying) and hit the delete key after reading it.  I'd rather stay in Ohio and go to Cleveland-Marshall with a $4K scholarship than attend such a blantly for-profit law school in hurricane alley.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Admit it: you're in it for the money
« on: May 23, 2007, 12:59:20 PM »
Public safety isn't a bad gig--the best parts are the pension and days off.  Full-time firefighters can start between $35K-$45K (northern states with strong IAFF local unions) and work only ten 24-hour days a month.  Promotable positions, while highly competitive and few in number, can bump the salaries up to $70K-85K base salary (again, depending on jurisdictions and collective bargaining agreements).  

Most states have defined benefit pension plans that consist of 25 years of service with 50-60% of pay.  Some have an age requirement, some don't.  Many firefighters work second jobs on their days off--I know some guys who gross well over $100K/year by being a firefighter and holding a second job.

And none of it requires a college education.  A paramedic license helps, though, and entry-level jobs, like promotable positions, are highly competitive.

'Course, one has to go into burning buildings to do one's job.  And the EMS work has the potential to expose one to blood-borne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis, as well as illnesses that include TB, SARS, bird flu, and meningitis.  

But the benefits are good and the pay is decent.  Tell me again why I'm giving it up to go to law school...   ???

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Admit it: you're in it for the money
« on: May 23, 2007, 11:44:04 AM »
I am in it because my first career didn't work out.

I had dreams of being on PBR and having people admire me across the country.  My dad started me off on pigs at about 9 years old, but I let him down.  My career lasted just over 18 seconds spread over four bulls.

That was my real passion.  Lawyering just seemed like a cool back up.

please translate for those of us who have no idea wtf you are talking about.

<------- hoping this has nothing to do with beastiality, but if it does will forward thread to cal.

I think he means "Professional Bull Riders" tour.  It's shown on ESPN 2 quite a bit.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Case Western '10!
« on: May 22, 2007, 12:00:11 PM »
Well Case just offered me 9k, it was enough to sway me, looks like is CWRU next year!

Congrats on the Case acceptance and 9K scholarship!  I'll take your $8K from C-M now that you'll not be needing it...   ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Case Western '10!
« on: May 22, 2007, 11:55:46 AM »
I'm really not sure either, but obviously need to decide soon b/c the second seat deposit @ CM is due the 1st of June, which sucks because it's before that admitted students day @ Case.  A lot of people I talk to say staying in Cleveland you can do pretty well going to CM & make a lot of connections.  I was really impressed with Case though, I have no clue what to do.  It's hard to turn down free, but to keep CM scholarship I need to keep a 3.2 or something, which  may not be that easy & Case is just "in good standing"... I think it would be easier if someone else would just tell me where to go, I can't decide! ???

1)  Go to Case
2)  Give me your C-M $$   :D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What do you drive?
« on: May 11, 2007, 07:34:58 AM »
2005 Pierce 1500 GPM pumper...oh, wait a minute, that's my work truck.   ;)

POV------> 2005 Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton 4x4.  Fire engine red. Good fer haulin' firewood, campin' gear, deer...and now law books, I suppose.   :D

Cleveland State-Marshall
3rd Tier
Labor and Employment or <GASP!> Administrative Law   :o

General Off-Topic Board / Re: XOXO Admin Loses Job Offer
« on: May 03, 2007, 06:36:03 PM »
I doubt that!  Every good FF I know lives for a structure fire.

Oh, you're right about that.  It used to be fun for me, then I made the dumbass mistake (three times, no less) of getting promoted.  Now I'm responsible for everything that goes wrong on the scene and I get credit for nothing that goes right.  The guys on the nozzle get all the fun and I get all the paperwork and Monday morning quarterbacking from the chief.   >:(

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