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Great News from DD

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Our DD began her first "real" job as a lawyer yesterday. In the two years since she graduated from law school, she had been clerking for an appellate court judge of Missouri. She loved the work, the people... however as a "public servant, " she was being paid "servant' wages. She didn't mind that so much except for the students loans she used to get through law school.
We were happy to support our children through undergraduate school and glad that we could. (Although they made it easy by earning scholarships.) However, we made it clear that any education beyond that was their own business.... which means both of kids now are more in debt than we ever have been in our lives.
DD hates debt and really was worrying about how to clear it. She initially went to the interview for this job not thinking she wanted it and just for the interview experience. She loved them, they loved her and now she is working in a law office.
She is thrilled for the first time in her working life (she worked in corporate American for 6 years before going to law school), she has her own office, with, as she said, a door that closes. She has a beautiful view out her window of the Mississippi and the Arch. She also got an IPone, IPad, laptop and will be traveling to California on Wednesday. I know she will be working hard, but I am so happy for her that the hard work will also be fulfilling.
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    emoticon I'm so glad your DD has such a good job now - congrats to her!

    Hugs, Leslie
    2601 days ago
    Woo Hoo! Your DD deserves the very best!
    2602 days ago
    What good news! I'm so happy for her. She worked hard to get where she is today.

    You must be very proud of her.
    2602 days ago
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    I am so happy for your daughter! You have earned the right to be a totally very proud MOM!!!!!!

    2603 days ago
    I understand the joy of parents when their children find the courage to fly. I also understand the fear of those who are young who are trying to find the wings they need to fly. May her new employment bring her fullfillment and much joy. emoticon
    2603 days ago
    She has done the hard yards, now she is reaping the rewards :-)

    2603 days ago
    You must be very proud of her! You're a great Mom!
    2603 days ago
    Congratulations and best wishes to her. Her view of the Arch (the Gateway, yes?) is exciting.

    Long ago I crossed the East River from Manhattan to my job in Long Island City (Queens), where the tiny 8' x 8' officelet that had been cornered off for me had two floor-to-ceiling windows on adjacent walls. One afforded a view of Manhattan and made the 59th Street Bridge almost close enough to touch. Thinking back, the view became my favorite part of the job as time went on.
    2603 days ago
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    Good for her!
    2603 days ago
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