Wednesday, March 21, 2007

calling jasmine to the trading desk...NOT!

i turned a job down today. it was at a bank doing distressed loan closings. and yes, that's just about as boring as it gets. but, "in only a few years you can get promoted and work at the desk with the traders!" and i looked at them blankly because, frankly, i've never thought i wanted to be a trader. i have on interest in working on the floor of a stock exchange. none. they yell a lot.

but the money was fab. it was better than fab. it was, "i'd be making 300k in two years" good. oh my god, i'm an idiot for turning it down.

BUT i'm still paying for this awesome legal career i'm supposed to have and so i suppose i just want to look for it a bit harder. there's a job that i've had my eyes on for a while. and i have interviews set up for May which feels like a lifetime from now but it's worth the wait. and as much as i trash it, i don't REALLY hate the practice of law. i just hate corporate litigation. and it took me 3 years of law school and a couple serious months of studying and i passed the bar and am actually licensed to practice. (unlike ex wb who took both new york AND connecticut like four times each and still can't pass...how's that for karma? he's such a failure at life.)

i also met the attorney recently for someone who is on my top ten list. and i'm going to send her my resume. can you even imagine? i can get paid to stalk for real! all i'd have to do is show up to work and i'd have unfettered access to someone IN MY TOP TEN LIST. amazing. that, kids, is how stalking is done!

4 people who played with me:

Blogger Glo said...

Keep at it. The perfect job is waiting for you. You can't stop being a lawyer before you've even begun - though 3ooK is tempting.

3/21/2007 4:23 PM  
Blogger Peter DeWolf said...

I wonder how many people will arrive here because of google searches for "that's how stalking is done."

Hmmm. Your powers could come in handy. I'm not gonna lie, Jazz. I gots enemies.

3/21/2007 8:27 PM  
Blogger The Stormin Mormon said...

Getting in at their work is one of the ways to get a dinner and drinks!!!

3/22/2007 9:00 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

i'm totally with you. recently i was offered a similar opportunity and treated like an imbecile for not jumping on it. but i've spent A LOT of time and tears getting where i am, and while it's not paying the bills yet, i'm keeping with the dream until the money runs out.

all the best!

3/23/2007 11:46 AM  

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