Sunday, July 10, 2011

IU Indy School Of Law Offers Graduates Opportunity To Work At Waffle House

Imagine spending more than $130,000 to get a law degree only to be offered a job working at a Waffle House. Believe it or not, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, my alma mater, has posted an in-house opportunity to its graduates to work as a manager trainee at Waffle House. Above The Law catches the unusual job posting on the law school's Symplicity website:

Are you a recent law school graduate searching for a job in a down economy? Do you hope to find a nontraditional position in the Great Midwest? Do you have an unconditional love for breakfast foods? If so, you need look no further, because Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis may be able to assist you with all of your employment needs.
As we know, IU Indy Law likes to keep it real — so real, in fact, that Dean Gary Roberts has preached that law students are idiots if they believe their salaries will be $140,000 right out of school. At odds with this tradition of realness, the second tier law school is offering its recent graduates what seems to be a prestigious, in-house opportunity.
The job listing in question touts: “It’s a good feeling to know someone is paying you for what you’re worth.” But unfortunately, at this law school, your J.D. is worth jack squat and a stack of waffles….
Don’t get it twisted: Indy Law isn’t offering its graduates an in-house counsel position at a food service industry giant. Instead, the school is offering its graduates the opportunity to work as a Manager Trainee at Waffle House. 
Is this for real?
Here's a screen capture of the posted job on the law school's website:


Paul K. Ogden said...

An attorney friend of mine looking for a job received a similar job opportunity emailed to him from the law school.

The irony is that many newly licensed attorneys would make more money as a Waffle House manager. But that law degree knocks them out of consideration for those types of jobs.

Cato said...

Student loan bankruptcy is coming back.

The next bailout will be for college grads with no careers and no futures.