Paul L. Caron

Friday, September 10, 2010

2007 Fordham Law Grad Goes From $160k BigLaw Job to Cleaning Toilets

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I went to school with her. She is a good person. This totally sounds like something she would do and and something great might come out of this for her. I wish her luck and success in her endeavors.

Posted by: Visitor | Sep 30, 2010 11:52:28 AM

Did you see she started a blog?

Posted by: Meg | Sep 13, 2010 11:23:26 PM

Cleaning up after mis-directed assholes is never a pleasant experience whatever profession you are in.

Posted by: John | Sep 12, 2010 10:40:03 AM

The bad news: My husband lost an $80K-plus IT career two years ago and is now working as a night-shift security guard.

The good news: He's much happier and his health has improved considerably!

Posted by: the permanent newbie | Sep 11, 2010 7:25:01 PM

Ms. Lingo should be embarrassed. This was definitely a publicity stunt, and she likely will never work in the legal industry again. She is not willing to do any job and appears to be stupid enough to believe all publicity is good publicity.

Posted by: Old Lawyer | Sep 11, 2010 2:39:12 PM

Why am I the only one who thinks lawyers making less money is a good thing?

The income of lawyers has an inverse corelation to the quality of life of everyone else.

Posted by: GK | Sep 10, 2010 5:28:31 PM

I would not clean toilets even for $160K a year....

Some things are worth more than money.

Posted by: GK | Sep 10, 2010 3:24:47 PM

Lame publicity stunt.

Even in this market, she could work as a paralegal, or as a public service defendant at low pay, or as a pro-bono hired gun.

Taxprof got duped by the publicity stunt.

Posted by: GK | Sep 10, 2010 3:23:13 PM

Chemical engineer here turned handyman. At least for a few months. All the old ladies on my street are getting their home maintenance performed quickly and at reasonable prices while I am still looking for opportunities in my field. Keeps me busy and a little extra cash coming in is nice.

Posted by: Randy | Sep 10, 2010 2:56:00 PM

This is great! The woman is an American entrepreneur with a high appreciation for the value of work. She could've been collecting unemployment; instead, she prefers to go out there and make it. Moreover, she uses her former legal employment as a gimmick to draw new employment. Somebody at the ABA site said that, for the price she's charging, they can get four hours of cleaning done by a limited English skills person. What's the immigration status of that person? This unemployed lawyer is beautifully demonstrating that there is no job that Americans won't do. You go, girl!

Posted by: NotPC | Sep 10, 2010 1:45:25 PM

The waaaaaaahmbulance is around the corner. As a senior military officer, I'm barely making after almost 30 yrs what she did after three. At least I got to play with neat toys, and I did my toilet cleaning IN school. not AFTER... Would trade w/her for the world. HOO-YAAH!

Posted by: Guest | Sep 10, 2010 1:07:42 PM

The barrister to barrista track seems to be pretty common these days.

Posted by: BlogDog | Sep 10, 2010 1:00:34 PM

No biggie. I worked for GM for twenty years and now I lay bricks.

Posted by: dick | Sep 10, 2010 12:28:00 PM

Good for her. She is trying to make the best of a bad situation. All work is honorable.

Posted by: Gringo | Sep 10, 2010 12:18:02 PM

Gee, that doesn't sound like a publicity stunt or anything ... does she wear a french maids outfit in her new job ?

Posted by: Jeff | Sep 10, 2010 11:32:02 AM

Possible sub-header for the article:
Lawyer says, "I get to deal with less s*** now."

Post your own ideas!

Posted by: Anon | Sep 10, 2010 11:30:00 AM