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    nightsweat, MO Blue

    litigatormom?  Chances are that guy is no guy, and you can guess her profession!

    Is America finally suffering from Idiot Fatigue?

    by LarryInNYC on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 12:16:11 PM PDT

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    •  Either partner in a major firm, (0+ / 0-)

      or trust fund baby, I'd say.

      •  Trust fund baby? (3+ / 0-)
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        No way.  When I was a baby my parents and I lived in a fifth floor walk up in the South Bronx.  My dad got his engineering degree at night and graduated when I was eight years old. We moved out to Jersey and my parents worked their asses off to give my sibs and me a middle-class suburban upbringing, but we lived paycheck to paycheck until long after I was off to an "elite" university and law school on scholarships and loans.  I worked in the university dining halls (and joined the union!) because those were the jobs that paid the most.

        Now I'm a partner in a big Wall Street law firm.  My husband has his own (non-law) firm and employs 20 people.  We own a nice 8 room coop on the Upper West Side in a doorman building, we take great vacations every year, we just bought a new BMW.  I don't think of myself as rich because I remember when my mom made me wear hand-me downs from the babysitter (I'm the oldest).  But by most measures, we are rich.  

        Inevitably, my kids -- who have classmates who ARE trust fund babies, with last names you'd recognize -- asked me when they were little if we're rich, and if so, how come we didn't have a country house.  
        My answer to them was that we were very very lucky, because we had much more than we needed. And that their father and I had worked hard for every single thing we had. And that some people had much more than we did, but that we had so much that we should never ever be jealous of anyone who had more. And that they should never take having money or things for granted, or think that they "needed" everything they had.

        Sometimes you cover your ass with the lame excuses you have, not the lame excuses you wish for.

        by litigatormom on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 12:48:11 PM PDT

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        •  So partner. (0+ / 0-)

          I vaguely remember running into someone with a moniker similar to yours who was a PD or in public interest law.  I'm pretty sure you can never make over six figures  a year doing that without some significant spousal or parental support.  

          •  That was not me (0+ / 0-)

            I've been at my firm since I graduated from law school.  My first year, I made the princely sum of $42,000 per annum, which doesn't seem so princely now, but was the going rate at the time.

            Sometimes you cover your ass with the lame excuses you have, not the lame excuses you wish for.

            by litigatormom on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 02:17:24 PM PDT

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