So we celebrated Hubby’s birthday this past week. Yep, we have birthdays a month apart. His birthday was on Tuesday and the two of us went to Joe’s Crab Shack where he got to eat one of his favorite foods – crab legs! I had fish lol. We got together with a bunch of his friends on Saturday and had dinner at Genghis Grill and then went to go watch a movie. We picked Dark Shadows from the movies playing at the time. It was pretty good but a little campy and I expected it to be a bit darker. It was a nice evening and we got to see some of his friends from law school who we rarely get to spend time with.
Things have been kind of slow for him. He’s taking small cases here and there but he’s still unable to find a full time law job. Most recently he was told he was in the top 3 but the job was given to someone with 28 years of experience. They did tell him that another position will be opening up in the next few months and they’ll consider him for that position. Well, obviously we can’t complete with that kind of experience. But previous jobs have gone to people with 5-10 years of experience, so the newbies just can’t win. When will the entry level jobs take truly entry level people? There are just too many graduates and not enough jobs. The job I mentioned where they took the person with 28 years of experience, that was for a felony prosecutor position in a small county that is a 5 hour drive from here. Yea, it would suck, but he needs to work on his career and if it takes him being far away from Houston and from me for a couple of years then that’s what we’ll do. He’s interviewed in some more local counties district attorneys offices but that hasn’t worked out. He also interviewed in El Paso, which would really suck, but he didn’t get that job ’cause they wanted a fluent Spanish speaker. Sucked that he had to drive all the way there and back for nothing. This was for a public defender position so I guess it makes sense they want their lawyers to speak the language of the majority of their clients. They really should have specified on the application what they expected. He has another interview with a local law firm soon. Its not exactly the kind of work he wants to do, since his goal is to be a criminal prosecutor, but maybe some more trial experience will help him be more competitive for future opportunities. If this even works out. The recent place he interviewed in told him they got 30 applications. Who knows how many this place has since it is in Houston. *Sigh* At least my job is going OK *knocks on wood*