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    Failure Sucks

    I think I'm going to go feel sorry for myself for a while.

    That is all...
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    Well, I hope it gets better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Well, I hope it gets better.
    Probably too late for that but hey I still have it better than a lot of folks.
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    Would you like me to kick you in the shins and make it feel better?

    Kidding.

    What's wrong?
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    BB, whatever it is that you are going through, I hope it all works out for you.
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    Was your failure as bad as this guy's?

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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I think I'm going to go feel sorry for myself for a while. That is all...
    Take a nap. Much more fun.
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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Would you like me to kick you in the shins and make it feel better?

    Kidding.

    What's wrong?
    I've made the decision to close up my law office. Been bleeding money the last six months and enough is enough. The legal job market is so bad that there's always someone who will undercut you on prices for legal services so it's real hard to make any money on your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Failure Sucks
    I've gotten used to it, myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I've made the decision to close up my law office. Been bleeding money the last six months and enough is enough. The legal job market is so bad that there's always someone who will undercut you on prices for legal services so it's real hard to make any money on your own.
    Sorry to hear that....but a corp. lawyer position can pay pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I've made the decision to close up my law office. Been bleeding money the last six months and enough is enough. The legal job market is so bad that there's always someone who will undercut you on prices for legal services so it's real hard to make any money on your own.
    I'm sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Sorry to hear that....but a corp. lawyer position can pay pretty well.
    Yeah the problem is there are 5 or 6 lawyers for every open position. I'm going to take a couple of weeks and do a hard assessment of where I'm at and where I want to go next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I've made the decision to close up my law office. Been bleeding money the last six months and enough is enough. The legal job market is so bad that there's always someone who will undercut you on prices for legal services so it's real hard to make any money on your own.
    I hear you there. Computer graphics is suffering from global competition. I saw one company asking for an artist with solid skills and 5 years experience at nearly minimum wage. Good luck with your decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I've made the decision to close up my law office. Been bleeding money the last six months and enough is enough. The legal job market is so bad that there's always someone who will undercut you on prices for legal services so it's real hard to make any money on your own.
    I know exactly what you are talking about. After many years working in a large law firm, and later as an in-house corporate attorney, I decided to try my hand at having my own practice.

    For years the practice was lucrative and I did well.

    Then the economy hit a major snag and business dried up.

    When I finally closed my office I sure felt like a failure. Now, more than a decade later, I realize that it was the best move I could have made. I am a happy camper and have none of the stresses associated with running a practice--and as an added bonus, I have more time to ride my bikes.

    BB, you may feel like a failure now, but the day will come when you will realize that this was a good move. Hang in there man!
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    Thanks guys, I almost regretted posting this thread but I appreciate the supportive comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Yeah the problem is there are 5 or 6 lawyers for every open position. I'm going to take a couple of weeks and do a hard assessment of where I'm at and where I want to go next.

    let me knoe if you want to bounce anything off a complete stranger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post

    let me knoe if you want to bounce anything off a complete stranger.
    Wife has already nixed selling everything and just bumming around on our bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Wife has already nixed selling everything and just bumming around on our bikes.
    simpatico.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I think I'm going to go feel sorry for myself for a while.

    That is all...
    yes, but never trying sucks more. kudos to you for trying!
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    I almost closed my tax office a couple years back. When I told my landlords I was closing up shop they gave me free rent from May-January to keep me as a renter. The next year I was able to bring in a ton of new business (still not enough business to quit my day job though).

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    How long was it not bleeding money? Was it really a failure after all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Was your failure as bad as this guy's?

    That's nothing. You should have seen me when I ran over a cat on my bicycle.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    How long was it not bleeding money? Was it really a failure after all?
    I never made that much money but I covered expenses and put a few bucks in my pocket. But hey I've never made as much money as I probably should have so ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I've made the decision to close up my law office. Been bleeding money the last six months and enough is enough. The legal job market is so bad that there's always someone who will undercut you on prices for legal services so it's real hard to make any money on your own.
    Are you in Atlanta? The federal government always is looking for attorney's. What type of law do you practice?
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    A venture failing is a major disappointment but it is a great learning lesson. You are better for having tried. Forge ahead bb.

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