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MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9910 on: July 12, 2010, 10:27:26 PM »
I can't possibly imagine, Dischord, where you could hate being a summer associate.  This--with very little hyperbole--has got to be among the best gigs in human history.

You're given giant checks, showered with extravagant perks, and handed easy-yet-interesting assignments.

Well I keep getting these "research this question to which there is no answer" assignments, which are nerve-wracking and time-consuming.  Mostly I really don't like the social stuff, which I wouldn't care about, except that I am being evaluated on it. 

I mean, imagine if you were forced to sit around with, like, hipsters all day and got evaluated on how not-awkwardly you interacted with them ... that's kind of like what it's like for me to try to not be awkward around people who mostly talk about TV shows and sports that I don't watch and know nothing about.  It's not that there's anything WRONG with that, it's just that I have to constantly be putting in the effort socially and yet still look bad compared to my colleagues who can participate in these conversations in a meaningful way.  To top it off I'm pretty antisocial anyway so trying to put myself out there is painful and takes a lot of calculation and effort.  I actually prefer just doing my work in my office silently to talking to coworkers.

But yeah, again, these things would not seem like such a big deal if I were somewhere that had a ~100% offer rate.  Without that, though, all this stupid *&^% really gets magnified.  I'm sure you don't sit there and second-guess every conversation you have with someone, but I do because every time I feel like I could have been more "on" I have to wonder if that's what is going to get me cut from the class.

The money is indeed nice although I am too afraid to spend it because I fear these are the last paychecks I will ever get.

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9911 on: July 22, 2010, 01:36:07 PM »
It's been forever. Is LSD still active?

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9912 on: July 22, 2010, 01:43:33 PM »
do you guys remember Mr. Linderman? he was so cool and awesome

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9913 on: July 23, 2010, 09:51:30 AM »
So what happened? Why didn't '12 come here to do the anxiety-laden pre-law posting the way '11 and before did?

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9914 on: July 23, 2010, 09:58:47 AM »
So what happened? Why didn't '12 come here to do the anxiety-laden pre-law posting the way '11 and before did?

TLS. They just had a better layout, an active owner, and more content.  :-\

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9915 on: July 23, 2010, 02:45:11 PM »
Pretty sad. The info on LSD was always legit, and this site was 180 during my application process. TLS sucks.

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9916 on: July 23, 2010, 07:14:49 PM »
Pretty sad. The info on LSD was always legit, and this site was 180 during my application process. TLS sucks.

Well yeah, and the info was provided by people who were a year (or two) ahead. Once those people disappear -- as they did last cycle -- then it ceases to be a helpful place.

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9917 on: July 24, 2010, 12:33:54 PM »
Pretty sad. The info on LSD was always legit, and this site was 180 during my application process. TLS sucks.

Well yeah, and the info was provided by people who were a year (or two) ahead. Once those people disappear -- as they did last cycle -- then it ceases to be a helpful place.

Now it's nice and quiet. I feel like the forum is like a pleasant retirement home where I'll spend my law school years. No noisy kids shouting "WHAT ARE MY CHANCES?!", "WHAT IS THE BEST NOTE TAKING SOFTWARE?!", and, of course, "WHAT DOES THIS MEEAAANNNNNN?!!??!"

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9918 on: July 24, 2010, 01:32:14 PM »
Pretty sad. The info on LSD was always legit, and this site was 180 during my application process. TLS sucks.

Well yeah, and the info was provided by people who were a year (or two) ahead. Once those people disappear -- as they did last cycle -- then it ceases to be a helpful place.

Now it's nice and quiet. I feel like the forum is like a pleasant retirement home where I'll spend my law school years. No noisy kids shouting "WHAT ARE MY CHANCES?!", "WHAT IS THE BEST NOTE TAKING SOFTWARE?!", and, of course, "WHAT DOES THIS MEEAAANNNNNN?!!??!"

 :D

so we'll have a schedule like dinner by 4pm (gotta get those early bird dinner specials!),  fiber one drinks with lunch, watch Cocoon every tuesday night and watch The Firm every thursday night, play bridge on friday, something mellow and regular like that right?

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9919 on: July 24, 2010, 01:44:37 PM »
Pretty sad. The info on LSD was always legit, and this site was 180 during my application process. TLS sucks.

Well yeah, and the info was provided by people who were a year (or two) ahead. Once those people disappear -- as they did last cycle -- then it ceases to be a helpful place.

Now it's nice and quiet. I feel like the forum is like a pleasant retirement home where I'll spend my law school years. No noisy kids shouting "WHAT ARE MY CHANCES?!", "WHAT IS THE BEST NOTE TAKING SOFTWARE?!", and, of course, "WHAT DOES THIS MEEAAANNNNNN?!!??!"

 :D

so we'll have a schedule like dinner by 4pm (gotta get those early bird dinner specials!),  fiber one drinks with lunch, watch Cocoon every tuesday night and watch The Firm every thursday night, play bridge on friday, something mellow and regular like that right?

I'm in heaven