Big News!

Okay, FINE, I’ll tell you all my news. But it’s not completely official (handshakes and several emails have been exchanged, but no dotted line has been signed yet), so if this jinxes it, I am so blaming you guys. Consider yourself warned.
I GOT A NEW JOB!!!!
Alright, so that’s probably somewhat anti-climactic since I’ve made it painfully aware on here that my current job was ending soon, and well, I wasn’t really planning on collecting unemployment so obviously I was going to have to find something to do. BUT! It’s not just that I found someplace willing to hire me so that I don’t have to take a crappy temp job. I really think I found the place I want to work and I am so excited about it.
I won’t divulge too many details about the firm on here because, well, that’s just dumb. But what I will say is that it is a medium-sized firm located in Virginia, that their work/life balance philosophy is right up my alley (as in, they actually want you to have a life), that I will get litigation experience very early on, and that the focus of their practice is on employment law. Every single person I’ve met there seems very happy and was so excited to tell me about their work. If you are interested in any more info, you can email me personally about it.
Of course, there are a few downsides, but they are nothing in comparison to the good stuff. First off, as alluded to (okay, outright stated) earlier in the week, I have to take another bar exam. (Which also should have tipped you guys off as to my news… come on, people! :-P ) I had taken the NY bar because although I planned to stay here in DC, I figured if I ever went anywhere else, it would be back to NY. As far as getting barred in DC, well, you can waive into DC with a high enough multistate score from another exam so I just figured I’d wait until I got a permanent job down here to pay for all that. Anyway, even if I’d decided to take a more local exam to waive into DC, it probably would have been Maryland, not Viriginia. I didn’t really expect to get permanent employment in Virginia. (And no, it is not lost on me that I will be a Southern Trial Lawyer, so help me god.)
Second, the pay. I will be taking a pay cut. Which, fun for you all to continue to hear me complain about the sad state of my bank account! Whee! But, with the quarterly bonus structure, it’s only a matter of time before I return to, or even surpass, my current salary. It’s just that for the first four months of this job, I’ll be making almost $1000 a month less than I do now. On the plus side, I’ll have no time for a life for most of those months with the whole working full time/bar exam studying thing.
Anyway, like I said… no signatures on the dotted line yet, but it’s 99.999% a sure thing. They are excited to have me start there and the paperwork to have them pay for the whole VA bar thing is already in motion, so I feel confident in being able to confess my news. But again, if this jinxes it, it’s all your fault.

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4 responses to “Big News!

  1. anonymouse

    Hey, Congrats in advance!

  2. bex

    i kinda *thought* that was the news (esp. after the bar exam thing) but wanted to hear all the details…CONGRATS!!!!!!

  3. Congrads on the new job.
    Also, I love the blog that you have. I was wondering if you would link my blog to yours and in return I would do the same for your blog. If you want to, my site name is American Legends and the URL is:
    http://www.americanlegends.blogspot.com
    If you want to do this just go to my blog and in one of the comments just write your blog name and the URL and I will add it to my site.
    Thanks,
    David

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!! That’s awesome news.
    I’m telling my recruiter tomorrow to switch my search cities to Chicago and D.C. (right now it’s set for Chi and SF). Originally I was thinking if my relationship worked out it would be NY, which is why I wanted to email you.
    I really hope I can just waive into D.C. if I go there instead of Chicago.