Thanks, everyone! Did I mention we were both working full time? I know I did, not trying to be a jerk, I just really thought we were both going to fail. Tuesday we find out if we got a passing score on the MPRE, and I'm trying really hard not to jinx that.
Also, I really want to comment more, but my work blocks EVERYTHING. Does anyone else have that problem?
Is it okay, even though I am not a regular commenter but a very hardcore comment reader, to announce that I found out last Friday that I has passed the Oregon state bar exam? Because I am pretty damn excited about it. So excited I immediately went to bed and didn't get up except to go to urgent care, because I had apparently caught myself an incredible plague virus from which I am still suffering.
But! I passed the bar exam! As did my intended! And we both did it while working full time. Normally I'm hugely critical of myself, but in this case I am pretty proud of both of us.
@Laughable Walrus So I replied to you a couple week ago about having also just moved to Portland, and then I think it was on my to respond to you? But I didn't because I was studying for the bar exam and I'm sorry. But I am done studying! If you are interested in exploring the city with a near stranger who doesn't know anything except what I learn from Yelp, my email is smartyjeans at hotmail.
@Laughable Walrus I just moved to Portland, OR, too! My boyfriend/intended and I moved together, with our three dogs. We work downtown, but live in Hillsboro. I'm so excited to get out and explore, but we have one more week of studying for/taking the Oregon bar exam. We don't really know anyone here, either, so feel free to message me, and we can explore together! We've only been around Pioneer Courthouse (we work at a firm near there) and the Pearl District, briefly. Have you been to the Portland Flea yet? It's once a month, and we are DEFINITELY going in March. Their Facebook page makes it look like heaven so.
@PatatasBravas Thanks!! I plan to - upthread I said I want to, but I am almost immediately studying for the bar exam, which is going to put a cramp on anything really fun for awhile, but I'm going to try to get info and be ready for fun times as soon as possible. :)
Pinners, my intended and I are FINALLY moving to Portland! We're both from Arizona, so this is a huuuuuuuuuuge change for us. We (the two of us and our three dogs) drive to San Francisco tomorrow and crash at his friend's apartment, and then on Monday we make the 11 (?) hour drive to our new house. I'm so pumped - I always wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest, but I thought it would be years from now. I am probably not going to sleep tonight, I am SO EXCITED.
@Reginal T. Squirge I AM MOVING TO PORTLAND TOMORROW!!!!!! Well, we'll get there Monday night. Unfortunately, I am almost immediately diving into studying for the Oregon bar exam, but how do I find more info about the book club? (Some more exclamation points because Portland: !!!!!!!!!!!!)
@The Lady of Shalott First, this isn't legal advice. But I spent time in employment law, specifically, discrimination. I also worked for my state's agency in representing people who had been discriminated against, or thought they had been discriminated against. I have never come across a single law that makes it illegal not to hire someone based only on "I don't like that name." DEFINITELY if it's racially motivated, yes, that would be highly illegal, and if that is the case, I strongly encourage that person to contact legal services and/or their state's attorney general or EEOC. Finally, I would never tell you to go against what your employers and professors taught you, and I would ALWAYS err on the side of non-asshole hiring practices. I would really like to know what statutes and cases they are citing, though.
@HeyThatsMyBike I don't know what state this is in or their employment laws, but it probably isn't illegal. It's stupid and ridiculous, but it isn't illegal. Not hiring someone based on his or her last name would be illegal if it were, for example, "Hernandez" and the reason for not hiring were based on race. But it isn't illegal not to hire someone because you don't like their last name. I'm not saying it's "okay"- it's definitely shitty - but the law doesn't prevent all shitty behavior. :(
@JustAPaperBag I like either one of those ideas! Thank you!