• My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.

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    • Fscking Moron
    • Posted 01/10/2017 10:08 AM - Hide
    • Less than a 25% acceptance rate. Hard to believe there are so many people willing and able to spend over $50,000 a year for a private high school, but apparently there are.
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    • Re: My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.
      Posted 01/10/2017 10:16 AM - Hide
    • What a waste of money probably but good luck anyway
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    • Re: My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.
      Posted 01/10/2017 10:17 AM - Hide
    • JOIN THE MILITARY. YOU COULD BE HERO. OR CORPSE. OR BOTH.
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    • Re: My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.
      Posted 01/10/2017 10:19 AM - Hide
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      What a waste of money probably but good luck anyway

      It might be a waste of money but graduates of the school are excellent writers. Prep school assures you of that.
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      Posted 01/10/2017 10:20 AM - Hide
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      It might be a waste of money but graduates of the school are excellent writers. Prep school assures you of that.

      I wipe my azz with your literature.
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    • Re: My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.
      Posted 01/10/2017 10:24 AM - Hide
    • Writing is a valuable skill that most college graduates don't do well. It is used daily and sets you apart from the pack quickly.
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      Posted 01/10/2017 11:52 AM - Hide
    • Deerfield?
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    • Re: My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.
      Posted 01/10/2017 12:54 PM - Hide
    • I attended interviews with my daughter at Choate, Deerfield and Andover. My wife went with her to Exeter and St. Paul's (her alma mater...).

      Ultimately, she went to Exeter.

      Let your kid do the talking, and make sure he takes the initiative of asking intelligent questions about the school, especially in the areas he's interested. Make sure he knows the history of the school, even if it's never discussed. Does he have a long range goal, and how can the school prepare him for that? Shit like that...

      If he does a tour of the campus with a student docent, tell him not to be overly chummy with the guide. Good honest questions. Act impressed.

      You should be in the background, always.
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    • Re: My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.
      Posted 01/10/2017 02:39 PM - Hide
    • Thank you for your advice. Are the interviews with the students alone or with the family together?
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      Posted 01/11/2017 04:42 PM - Hide
    • Thought it went well. In about a month I will learn if my son is good enough to give me the privilege of paying $55,000 for his first year of high school. Still not sold on the whole concept. Seems better to save the $220,000 cost of a private high school, get him into a top state school such as UM or UVA and allocate the funds to graduate school and a nice slug of a down payment on an apartment.
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    • Re: My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.
      Posted 01/11/2017 04:44 PM - Hide
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      Writing is a valuable skill that most college graduates don't do well. It is used daily and sets you apart from the pack quickly.

      nonsense. english writing and speaking skills are useless. Only low low salary is "talent". See H1B employment.
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    • Re: My son has his interview for admission to prep school this week. Wish me luck.
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      Thought it went well. In about a month I will learn if my son is good enough to give me the privilege of paying $55,000 for his first year of high school. Still not sold on the whole concept. Seems better to save the $220,000 cost of a private high school, get him into a top state school such as UM or UVA and allocate the funds to graduate school and a nice slug of a down payment on an apartment.

      $220K high school is good entrance to the $350K college and then $200K grad school. Afterward, unless you graduate in law review, you may get a job at Starbuck's.
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      $220K high school is good entrance to the $350K college and then $200K grad school. Afterward, unless you graduate in law review, you may get a job at Starbuck's.

      Well, my son is highly interested in transgender studies, and Deerfield is the only high school in the country with a program. It will be worth the cost of admission to get xir the education xhe needs.
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    • I went to an exclusive prep school and I am a better writer and make more money than most people! :wave:

      Almost everyone from my class is very successful. Heads of departments at top hospitals. Partners at white-shoe firms.
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      Posted 01/11/2017 04:58 PM - Hide
    • Big law is a never ending pie eating contest in which the winner is awarded more pie. Truly a trade for masochists. :lol:
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      Posted 01/11/2017 05:07 PM - Hide
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      Thank you for your advice. Are the interviews with the students alone or with the family together?

      Most of the time they'll interview the kid, then bring the parent in. At one school, the interview was with the Admissions person and the Girl's Lacrosse Coach, who tried recruiting my kid.

      Admissions are there to sell the school, too, especially when the kid has affluent parents and potential donors.
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      Most of the time they'll interview the kid, then bring the parent in. At one school, the interview was with the Admissions person and the Girl's Lacrosse Coach, who tried recruiting my kid.

      Admissions are there to sell the school, too, especially when the kid has affluent parents and potential donors.

      My son is openly gay. Do you think that will weigh against him?
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      Big law is a never ending pie eating contest in which the winner is awarded more pie. Truly a trade for masochists. :lol:

      I'm in-house, so hard to relate, but my peers at Big Law have unrivaled job security (decades) and benefits (in-office gyms, million$ etc.)
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      Posted 01/11/2017 05:21 PM - Hide
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      Big law is a never ending pie eating contest in which the winner is awarded more pie. Truly a trade for masochists. :lol:

      I'm in-house, so hard to relate, but my peers at Big Law have unrivaled job security (decades) and benefits (in-office gyms, million$ etc.)

      Big law doesn't have the job security it once had. You bill and bill and bill and later bring in new clients or you are gone.
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      Big law doesn't have the job security it once had. You bill and bill and bill and later bring in new clients or you are gone.

      Sure, but take the local managing partner, for, say, Sidley. She's been in the job for years and years and is wealthy beyond measure.

      I'm aware of the long hours and stress, but let's not fool one another: most people would take the work if they could get it.

      I was invited to interview as 'Special Counsel' or 'Of Counsel' at a big firm (local but a powerhouse). Now that I did not do. It wasn't that much more and the variable component (i.e. the bringing in of business) would have meant I was hustling when I wasn't working.
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      Big law doesn't have the job security it once had. You bill and bill and bill and later bring in new clients or you are gone.

      Sure, but take the local managing partner, for, say, Sidley. She's been in the job for years and years and is wealthy beyond measure.

      I'm aware of the long hours and stress, but let's not fool one another: most people would take the work if they could get it.

      I was invited to interview as 'Special Counsel' or 'Of Counsel' at a big firm (local but a powerhouse). Now that I did not do. It wasn't that much more and the variable component (i.e. the bringing in of business) would have meant I was hustling when I wasn't working.

      I have read too many horror stories on abovethelaw.com and know too many divorced and/or alcoholic lawyers to change my mind. Brutal way to spend your limited time on earth. Lawyers are the tail, not the dog.
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      My son is openly gay. Do you think that will weigh against him?

      No. In fact, openly gay is preferred.
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      Posted 01/11/2017 09:13 PM - Hide
    • :lol:
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      Posted 01/11/2017 09:15 PM - Hide
    • Wow. That is a hefty tuition. Some may say crazy. Your child had better be brilliant.
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