Sorry I am re-posting this, I posted in another one of the boards but meant to put it here.I am a 1L and am working at a small firm over the summer... I work around 40 hrs a week and get around $740/wk. They let me do a bunch of difficult and sometimes interesting work, I almost never do gopher or office work.... but I hate the job.I also have summer school so I am pretty much at work and school from 9am to 9pm.Anyways this isn't how I envisioned my summer going, and I really feel like quitting the job and having a relaxing summer before 2L starts. I don't really care about the money and they aren't really open to me working part time.The main reason I took the job and feel like I have to stay now is that I wanted/needed the legal experience and references for interviewing next year. If I quit do I even have to list that I worked here on my resume? Obviously I wouldnt list them as references... anyways not sure if I should stick it out or what.
This is one of the most idiotic posts I've seen on this message board. 1) If you "hate" this job, one where you are actually one of the few 1L students who get to do substantive legal work, I would question whether you really want to be a lawyer.2) You just want to "relax" this summer? You sound like you're still in an undergrad mentality - knock it off. You're in law school, and to get even non-big law jobs, there's a lot of competition (especially coming out of a non-top tier school). Suck it up and start realizing that you have to make yourself as marketable as possible.3) You decided to take a course and work at the same time. Consider it training for your 2L year, because 2L is a female dog. If you're on journal, you're going to have to get used to working as hard as you are right now.4) You're getting paid. Most 1Ls don't get paid their first summer, so consider yourself lucky and stop bitching.