The job situation is so bad that law school graduates are applying for jobs with hilariously low salaries… including one job advertised that pays only 10k per year. But with high student loan debt, what else are these law school grads supposed to do? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on TYT University.

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  1. 1) Be prepared to move to any state or town to get your foot in the door. 2) Become a consultant, it's super hard work and will teach general business skills. 3) Research a niche and specialize early if you can. 4) Consider learning to program at a junior level, it helps get related work that is often decently paid; many tasks can be automated and it makes you valuable.

  2. I work a retail job and I have no student loan debt and lots of money in the bank near $50,000 and I am better off financially than most law graduates. I thought about attending law school but I had a wonderful man who is a practicing attorney talk me out of it. He was right and I thank him for the advice because I would have had $200,000 in debt and no job prospects. I will never earn another college degree again.

  3. Minimal wage is per hour. So if that position is not a 40hr/wk job, but a 26hr/wk on minimum wage (2012 MA). Basically working 9-5 for 3 days a week on minimum wage (2012).

  4. Sick and tired of these backseat drivers… haul your ass into law school, try doing the stuff we do to be told we're gaining nothing out of it. I'll see if you'd still be do your so called rational analysis when a flicker of any job offer appears in your inbox after all these years

  5. I'm talking about the difference between the US and Canada. In the US, if you don't have medical insurance, you will simply be treated as if you're not important and kicked out the door. This means that only the wealthy of American society receive the proper treatment without question. I guess you get what you pay for, and naturally the government and social elite will create a problem, then offer a solution that sounds good, but in practice only serves to further fuck people up the ass.

  6. Although I would avoid getting injured in Canada, as their medical system is socialized. If you go into an ER, you get assessed based on priority, and may have to wait until the condition worsens before being treated. But on the same token, rising medical costs due to deliberate manipulation of taxes, currency values, and regulations, makes acceptable medical treatment unaffordable for many. This does not mean socialized medicine is any better, however.

  7. Yes that's absolutely correct. We're horribly over-regulated here, and that simply serves to increase prices and make certain lifestyles completely unattainable by the majority of society. Through manipulation of currency values and regulations, the social elite have created a system whereby they can only benefit.

  8. UC Berkeley's website. Look under College of Letters and Sciences. This is liberal arts. A 10 year old could google liberal arts and understand that sciences and mathematics fall under liberal arts. I'm done arguing with some butt-hurt teenager who clearly goes to ITT tech. Enjoy your shitty school, life and job little kid! You can also stop messaging me you little douche-bag.

  9. You're retarded. I went to a JC and transfered to Cal with a full-ride. Avoiding debt. Nice ad hominem attack though bro, it's really clear you're intelligent. You can use maybe a few examples of people that made it without a real degree. Look at the hundreds of others on F500 list. All went to a real college. Not some shitty ITT Tech hahahahaha. Btw, it's 2013, not 1970. It's much harder to become a Bill Gates you retard.

  10. Clearly, you're trying to justify your decision for attending a shitty tech school. A school that you're paying to learn skills from. Skills you'll be utilizing for the next 40+ years of your life. You act as though you're going to rise up in the ranks. Doubtful. Honestly, what's the ceiling for someone who installs AC? Maybe 75K if you're one of the lucky few out of the thousands of other qualified people? You seriously need a reality check.

  11. "No, I respect all majors, but the truth is the world needs ditch diggers too. Who said you're better than anyone?" followed by, "If you're not smart enough to go for a science or a technical degree, then you're gonna be flipping burgers." Are you really this idiotic? You're clearly contradicting yourself. Anyone can attend ITT tech and learn to install air conditioning or become an RN. These people are far from brilliant. You try to compare science to a technical degree from ITT tech, lol!

  12. I'm not lying. You're making yourself look like a complete imbecile right now. Feel free to look at the Berkeley website. Look under "College of Letters and Sciences." This is liberal arts. I majored in English and CS. You seem shocked that someone in the legal field can make 15K a month. That's nothing. The average LS graduate who makes biglaw brings in 160K + bonus for their first year. About 95% of my friends from CLS that made biglaw or landed a clerkship happen to be liberal arts majors.

  13. An optimistic, highly intelligent friend of mine couldn't find a job in law and settled for tax accounting. I was sure he'd make it considering he's tall, white, athletic, handsome, and from a well off connected family… It's a tough market out there.

  14. Income is also relevant to the cost of living. Yes, this story was about Boston where $10,000/yr is an absolute joke, but $10,000 in rural south USA does buy you a lot more than in Canada. One example houses can still be purchased for about $100,000, compared to the average Vancouver area home that sells for $1M in the city itself and around $700,000 in the suburbs.

  15. Eliminating tax preparers and accountants would only work if there were no deductions or credits. But you'd still need them for people who are self employed. Also, many business owners can't be bothered with doing the accounting themselves. In some cases the accounting can be really complex.

  16. There is no minimum wage for most jobs, especially white collar jobs. There are lots of white collar jobs that could be offshored, but wages here are competitive with those in other countries when calculated on an hourly basis and adjusted for the quality of the work. For example, there are accountants making 50k/year at big CPA firms, but working an avg. 60hrs/week. Hourly wage = $16.66.

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