Law School Bro Can’t Find Job, So Parents Literally Offer to Pay a Firm to Hire Him

by 4 years ago


Today in potentially great or horrible parenting: A law school grad in Orange County faces a tough job market that is so brutal his parents have offered to pay any firm 10% of his annual income if he is hired. The parents made the announcement in a Craigslist post. This is the Vietnam transport helicopter of helicopter parenting.

Via Above the Law:

Incentive to hire young lawyer (Orange County)I will pay an incentive of 10% of his annual income to a Law firm that provides half time attorney work for my son who recently passed the California Bar examination. He graduated from an excellent Law School and his undergraduate degree is from UCLA. He passed the Bar in 2013 and is a member of the California Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association. He has clerked in the Public Defender’s Office, Family Law Offices, and Civil Rights Law offices. He is especially interested in Tax Law, Family Law, and Immigration Law but will accept any position. Resume on request.

Location: Orange County
Compensation: 10% of annual income
This is a part-time job.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

On the one hand, I feel kind of bad for the kid because he probably had no desire to go to law school, and this stinks of “my parents made me do it and now look what you’ve done.” On the other: dude, Jesus, really? Self-respect still exists!

(Also, bang-up job saying “excellent law school” instead of disclosing the presumably less-than-great name of the law school. Classic.)

[H/T: Above the Law, via Huffington Post; Photo: michaeljung/Shutterstock]

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