Tuesday, July 23, 2013

So, in case you wondered where I've been: I am an attorney in Johnson county Indiana. I practice in family law, estates, criminal law and general civil practice. It took me two years after graduating law school to find the money to take the Indiana bar exam and to afford materials to study for it. I took it once, and took it seriously so I didn't have to do it again. Please check out my webpage and if you have any issues, please let me know! www.danielreedattorney.com

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Writing Again

Due to the past few months, I have not written much. However, I am flexing my creative muscles and as the new years comes around, I will be blogging again.
Merry Christmas dear readers, it's gonna be a great year!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

What The Hell Happened?

I cancelled my barbri session for the spring bar because I can't seem to find a got dang job. So I requested a refund so I can pay rent for another month and hopefully my spring disbursement for this blasted M.B.A. lasts into the spring when businesses are hiring again. I can't take the bar until next summer now because I had to make a car payment.

Law school was supposed to help me, so far it's done nothing but added to my frustrations. FML.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Interesting End to 2011

This morning I got an invitation to interview for a position that I had applied for several months ago. This is the first interview I've had in a month, and I had not thought I'd even get an interview, maybe time was my friend.

I've changed up a little and gone back to seeking full-time work. Turns out, after graduating law school, I have no patience for class anymore. Especially classes that are based on theory, and a theory that was not even close to what I'd hoped to learn. So, I'm off to schedule this interview. They told me I won't start until right after Christmas, but I don't mind.

It's a different world folks, it's a different world.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Daughter, Back Up Singing

Check out my latest work called "Made of Mud" on www.reverbnation.com/formerlyforest
My daughter is singing back up vocals, and although it's a truly sad song, it was priceless the
enjoyment she got from doing it.

Also find it on www.reverbnation.com/formerlyforest
Free for you and you friends to hear and share. Support local artists!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Wednesday

This morning I got notice that the one job I thought I had a serious chance to get, one that didn't even require me to take the February bar, I was turned down for. No explanation other than your interview was great, your resume and references were awesome, but we went with someone else.

I asked a friend of mine who is currently at the non-profit, and she said the person they hired was a good friend of the boss. So, although I was more qualified, turns out, it's true. In today's shitty marketplace of unemployed fellows, it's not your qualifications, it's who you know. That is a reflection on the company I was trying to get into, and I kind of feel good that I didn't get the position. Mad that I went through all the interviews, testing, and bullshitting, but glad that I'm not working for people who care about helping friends out more than qualifications. Networking is important, but when you are hiring someone for a position that requires a brain, sometimes you have to look at real qualifications becuase sometimes, they really are important.

Well, at least I have four months before the bar, so lucky me.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Online classes Suck

In case you wondered how things are going, well, terrible. Turns out, online classes are full of busywork. It would have been less trouble, literraly, had I just driven an hour to class two times a week than to do all this busy crap online. Papers due weekly, discussion boards, research in a goddang library because I need "physical sources?" Are you kidding me?

I will be spending my Friday in the library because I don't have the weekend, my son has his first campout and I have to get a head on Thursday and Friday to keep up. Otherwise, well, it doesn't turn out well Sunday night.

Next semester, I'm taking the bar and I am going to get a job at a coffee shop. I would rather start paying back my loans than to continue this rediculous joke of being a participant in an online degree.

See what happens when you use LSAT logic in real life? It never works out.