(Closed) Needing Advice on Career or go back to school…Help!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

All I can tell is that now is not the time to go to law school. If you think jobs for paralegal are hard to find, I guarantee its much harder to find a job as a lawyer. The debt is totally not worth it. If you love being a paralegal, I think its definitely worth relocating.

Post # 5
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@September29Runner:  On top of the debt, you have to look at the money you’re sacrificing salary-wise while you’re in school & writing the bar(3-4 years). I think relocating & sticking with your current career in the paralegal field is the best plan.

I also think it’s little flawed that you think lawyers have less responsibility than legal secretaries/paralegals. Their signatures go on documents, they have the ULTIMATE responsibility for anything that comes through their hands. I think you’re really idealising the profession. 

Post # 7
158 posts
Blushing bee

I think what you need to do is find another place to work for. I know jobs are hard to find, and it might require moving too. But it sounds as though the people you work for are more willing to only hire family and friends. That can be frustrating. I lived in a small town and that was basically the only way you could get a job, was to know someone. 

If you aren’t loving your job, you need to get out. Find something you do like. I don’t think lack of an education is your problem. You even have experience working in a law office. I would take that and see if you can find another office to work in that will give you the type of work you want to do. 

Staying in a job you hate is only going to wear you down and make you resentful of your employers.

I don’t blame you for not liking the personal assistant aspect of the job, that can’t be fun. And if that is what they are making you do most, then yes you need out! Sounds like they don’t appreciate you.

That can be a tough thing to deal with. I was working at a job that I liked, but then I started to feel bullied by some of the other people there. I wasn’t feeling appreciated, and it was always me that was blamed for something the manager had to do in the first place :S I got out and now I am much happier.

I did go to school, but my situation was a bit different. I was working in a fast food restaurant, and since I lived in a small town, the only way to get out was to get an education.

You already have an education, and it sounds as though you shouldn’t have too hard a time finding work. You do have some experience, and that will account for something in the job search, if you choose to leave.

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