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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 2 and Proud!
« on: January 15, 2007, 03:20:10 PM »
I wish there was mail today..... there are too many holidays in Jan.  ;)  do you think any of the offices are open today? Prolly not....  ???

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I'm getting a dog(s) in law school!
« on: January 15, 2007, 03:16:28 PM »
I hope he feels better too!!! As far as the OP goes I vote that she make an educated decision based on what her priorities are.  If she plans to study at home I think the dog will offer great company.  My little doxie Bella sat on my lap while I studied during 1L.  If she is more social and will be out at bars ect after class than I think that her priorities are not in line with getting a dog at this time.  A crate is a great investment so that the dog has a safe place to be while she is gone.  Housing is definitely an issue (one that I am running into now as I move to SF), but doable, especially with a small dog (apartments are harder to find for dogs over 30 pounds). Overall though my dog has been great company while my military husband is gone on deployments.  I definitely vote dachshunds as one of the best breeds ever!! 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Anyone else pissed off about minimum wage?
« on: January 11, 2007, 07:05:15 PM »
Claims that a minimum wage does not lead to unemployment are misleading.  If the minimum wage were $100 per hour, obviously there would be rampant unemployment, and the economy would be in shambles, while if the minimum wage were at $1 per hour, there would be no effect at all.  Will a mandatory $7.25 per hour result in lost jobs?  Maybe, maybe not.  Either way though, no economist or government agency can accurately measure the lost opportunity that comes with a government-imposed wage, for there is no way to predict how many businesses were never even formed on account of high labor costs.  If you make something more expensive (including labor), there will be less demand for it.  There is no free lunch.   

Simply saying that the job growth levels are higher in some states that have a high minimum wage doesn't prove anything.  The job growth levels could be even higher without the minimum wage.  And saying that businesses benefit by paying their workers more and securing those workers' loyalty doesn't even make sense.  If it really were a benefit, why wouldn't businesses just pay the workers more?  In fact, loyalty is one of the last things you want in a minimum wage job because after a while even a minimum wage worker will want a raise.  In jobs like fast food you want high turnover to keep labor costs down.   

Hank your post sends me right back to Economics class.  I always thought I got it but I was applying my own sense of reason rather than economic reason.  I can tell your must be right cause your answer bends my mind the same way my econ class did ;) If I stop and really think about what you are saying it makes sense, in an economic sense ;) Guess thats why no matter how hard I tried I always got Bs in econ.   :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: you favor iraq war escalation?
« on: January 11, 2007, 01:51:24 PM »
Good heavens this is the one woman Julie show!!! :)  ;)

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Law School Admissions / Re: For those IN at Hastings
« on: January 11, 2007, 01:48:10 PM »
I have this sinking feeling the decisions could stretch out into March and April.... Anyone else have any reason to believe they might come through sooner if you applied in Dec?  ???

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 2 and Proud!
« on: January 11, 2007, 01:45:29 PM »
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I predict this thread dies in less than a week because so few people on LSD will admit to appying to T2 schools.

And yet the T3/T4 thread is pretty popular.

Indeed. Yet there are surprisingly few *average joes* on the board.

If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball  ;)

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Law School Admissions / Re: complete
« on: January 11, 2007, 01:42:48 PM »
What good is being complete if the schools take their sweet time to actually DECIDE!!!!  ;)  Being complete just makes the stress level that much higher, as you know a decision can happen ANY DAY!! (My stomach turned just typing that) Eeek anticipation!!!!  :-\

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Law School Admissions / Re: Anyone else pissed off about minimum wage?
« on: January 11, 2007, 01:39:27 PM »
The right to work states make it difficult for servers.  There is no guarantee that the people you wait on will tip 15 to 20% yet they are calculating the "fair" wage based upon that assumption.  Most of the time we recieve NO paycheck after a 80 hour pay period. In California (also Oregon and Washington) servers make the normal minimum wage, not this $2.13 crap.  There are so many people out there who get tipped (hairdressers, nail techs, dog groomers, bellhops ect) and yet servers are shafted.  Most servers are students and single mothers.  Its out of control.  Good thing I move back to Cali in less than a month huh  ;D

Could have been worse, you could have been a hostess. Or a bus...person.
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 :P This is serious stuff!! I need shopping money :)

Honestly, I have total respect for servers.  They work MUCH harder than I do at my office job.

Just be sure to TIP your friendly server accordingly  ;D 

PS- Man if Hastings could just let me know if I am in or not I wouldn't be playing around on LSD  ::)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Anyone else pissed off about minimum wage?
« on: January 11, 2007, 01:36:45 PM »
The right to work states make it difficult for servers.  There is no guarantee that the people you wait on will tip 15 to 20% yet they are calculating the "fair" wage based upon that assumption.  Most of the time we recieve NO paycheck after a 80 hour pay period. In California (also Oregon and Washington) servers make the normal minimum wage, not this $2.13 crap.  There are so many people out there who get tipped (hairdressers, nail techs, dog groomers, bellhops ect) and yet servers are shafted.  Most servers are students and single mothers.  Its out of control.  Good thing I move back to Cali in less than a month huh  ;D

Could have been worse, you could have been a hostess. Or a bus...person.

 :P This is serious stuff!! I need shopping money :)

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