What would you do if your boss walked into your office and said, “Hey, take a year off and we’ll pay you $80,000. And, your job is guaranteed when you return.”
While the paranoid cynic in me would be fearful of spending a year away from the office, the opportunity that a paid year’s vacation affords would be too strong of a lure.
If I were a twenty-something with no kids, mortgage or real responsibilities I would:
- Go to culinary school
- Get a job on a cruise ship traveling through the Mediterranean
- Spend a year in India practicing yoga and meditation
- Build houses for Habitat for Humanity
- Teach English in China
- Blog and read
Simply stated, if I were a Skadden associate, I would take this opportunity to explore my passions. Perhaps law is it … but maybe not. Why not take this time to figure it out while you are young and relatively unencumbered?
Oh, and if you are a Skadden associate taking the offer, might I be so bold to suggest that you start a blog and let us know what you and your colleagues are up to. It could be a real eye-opener for the rest of us.
Now, the bigger question: can they defer their law school loans?