It’s not just law school graduates either. College undergrads are experiencing the same challenges finding work in flailing economic times. A lot has been written about those difficulties, including most recently in a front page story in “The New York Times” at “Job Prospects Uncertain for New College Graduates.”
The tales of lawyers being offered work for subsistence wages are also legion. They’re even helpfully compiled via blogs like “Shit Law Jobs.”
But for college graduates, it’s pretty much the same. But I’m not going to rehash anymore of that. I’m instead going to offer another idea, an aspirationally positive one.
Rather than service jobs like waiting tables, golf refreshment cart driving or dog-walking, it’s time to find more lucrative work. Sure there are jobs, for instance, like those in city government or state bar executive management that can sometimes be lucrative. See, for example, “Focus on city pay prompts question.”
But those kinds of jobs are hard to come by. Instead, its time to set sights elsewhere. Time to strive for serious bucks like a six-figure annual salary working outdoors with a $400 allowance for sun protection and a retirement plan that after 30 years pays out a pension at age 50 of 90 percent of final pay. I’m talking about something more lucrative like “California’s Newport Beach Baywatch lifeguards paid up to $210000.”
Sure, the local taxpayers are upset over how much the full time Newport Beach, California lifeguards are being paid. See “Lifeguard Pay of $200G Riles California Beach City.”
But for college graduates looking for decent work, it sure beats any other service job. And besides, who needs that overpriced degree, anyway?