Lawyer Layoffs Launched

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    Except when you get in trouble and need one, a favorite American pastime is to condemn and ridicule lawyers. Not only have we witnessed a cancerous proliferation of lawyers in our nation, now over 1.1 million, but for a long time all we have heard is how much incredible money most lawyers make. Setting aside public interest lawyers working for the public good, before the economic downturn lawyers fresh out of law school could easily get $150,000 annual starting salaries as associates. Partners in big name firms could make millions a year.

    When we also feel anger about government, politicians and lobbyists we know that most of the corrupt, power hungry and largely incompetent elites are lawyers. So now, as so many millions of ordinary Americans are suffering extreme pain and anxiety because of the economic meltdown, we may feel a little joy because many lawyers are losing their jobs, assuming none are family members or friends.

    Read the rest of my article at:
    Lawyer Layoffs Launched by Joel Hirschhorn
     
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    total and complete trash... you must have had a lawyer kick your butt lately since people always hate lawyers who beat them ....

    but they love their own.
     
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    Why would I take joy in anyone losing their job?
     
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    I've had a change of heart. Since I know longer work with lawyers anymore, I miss the bastards. Maybe I'll make few prank phone calls - a little heavy breathing, nothing too creepy.
     
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    Though I don't like hearing about more layoffs ... since it bodes poorly for our whole country .... WOOT!
     
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    Nobody will shed any tears over the sudden unemployment of thousands of lawyers. They have fucked average Americans so hard all these years, most probably think, "Who gives a shit. Let 'em dig potatoes."
     
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    speak for yourself
     
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    I have my lawyer on speed dial.

    Anyone with a carry permit should.
     
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    Denny Crane!
     
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    Lawyers make a decent living, better than most. However it has among the highest negatives of any profession. Check out your local high school, how many are former lawyers, that hated their job?

    Average Lawyer Salary

     

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