After high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do so I went to community college full-time for three and a half years while working. I then transferred to a state school. I graduated after three years there.
My grades were never bad. I ended up with a 3.8 GPA at the CC and 3.63 at the state school. LSAC only counted the 3.63 as part of my GPA. I did very well on the LSAT.
Is having so many years of undergrad work going to help or hurt? On one hand it makes me look shiftless, but on the other hand I've heard people complaining that their transcripts are too thin and I certainly don't have that problem.
I didn't really explain it in my essay, but I just pointed out that I worked during that time and talked about my job.