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Acceptances / Re: In at Pitt off the waitlist!
« on: May 11, 2005, 01:30:52 PM »
Congrats!  Hopefully I'll see you there in the fall.  I was in the same situation as you, and decided to go to Pitt, out of state, at full tuition, hoping for a little more mobility than my other choices would offer.  So you won't be the only one paying that 27k in tuition each year.  STill don't know about PA residency, but I don't hold out much hope for myself. 

Good luck deciding, and let me know if you choose Pitt!  We'll be classmates!

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Good point, I probably won't need any vacation days in my last month of work anyways.  Thanks for the suggestion, Jacy!

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I have a question for everyone's opinion reading this thread.  I want to work at my job through mid to late July.  I know that legally I need to give 2 weeks notice, but according to school policy (I work at a college), I have to give at least 4 (if I want to be compensated for unused vacation days). 

This wouldn't be a big deal, except that you can only take 3 vacation days in the last month of work.  My boyfriend is in the military and preparing to leave for Iraq in July.  He has vacation time from June 18-July 5.  Obviously, I want to spend as much time with him as possible.  My supervisors won't approve 2 weeks of vacation time for me if they know I'm leaving in July.  If I wait to hand in my resignation on July 5th, that means I have to work through the beginning of August.

So what do you think I should do?  Ignore the 4 week policy and forfeit my pay for unused vacation days?  Or fax in my resignation while I'm at home, and work through the last week in July?

My Mom thinks that I should fax in my resignation while I'm on vacation, on July 1st, and site personal reasons.  Don't even tell them I plan to go to law school.  It's doubtful that people will really question my personal reasons for leaving, and will just assume that I can't handle the stress and emotional turmoil of sending my boyfriend off to war, and need to be with my family (I hate the fact that I might have to lead my co-worker to believe that I'm that emotionally unstable).

So, any suggestions?

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Did you apply late?  It seems odd that you've heard nothing at all.  Although, it took Richmond nearly 5 months (sent it in at the end of November, got waitlisted at beginning of April) to respond to me, and I don't think I ever received any notification that my file was complete.

You may want to call and make sure that they have your application and that it's not lost, but if you applied late, I wouldn't be all that surprised that you haven't heard.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Are you excited?
« on: May 10, 2005, 10:48:15 AM »
Sooooooooo excited.

Can't wait to quit my boring job that I got just to support myself for a year after UG. I absolutely can't wait to go back to school and get started in the profession that I actually want to do, rather than my dumb, boring job right now!

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I'm going to give my notice with four weeks.  I'm taking a vacation in June, and will return from it and hand in my resignation.  I have to give them four weeks as part of the employer's policy (otherwise, I won't be compensated for unused vacation days....which is the only reason I can justify leaving in mid July, rather than the beginning of August).

I've only been at this job since September, so I do feel very guilty, especially since my supervisor's daughter is a lawyer---so she knows how much time and effort you have to put into the LS application process.  They'll know right away that I always planned on leaving in less than a year.  I also feel terrible because my boss plans to retire in September 06, so she depends on me more and more to take over things in the office, and they have absolutely no idea that I plan to leave.

That being said, I really don't like my job, so I literally fantasize about the day I get to hand in my resignation.  I'm experiencing the equivalent of senioritis right now, in my job, and don't really get much done anymore!

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Yup.  Although it's a cliche, distance really does make the heart grow fonder.

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Haha, yeah Wegmans was a huge pro for me when I considered Buffalo.  But it wasn't quite convincing enough.  Maybe I can convince Danny Wegman to open a store in Pittsburgh while I'm there for school.  Then my life would be perfect!

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Oh, Wegmans is a huge plus for Syracuse!  If you've never been to a Wegmans, you don't understand...but if you have, every other grocery store pales in comparison. 

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I apologize, I just re-read the post.  You meant that it was intentional for thefacebook.com and generic facebooks to have the same name.  The name was not a coincidence.  Sorry.

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