Yep, I've decided that I'm going to be getting out of the chimney sweep business in the next couple of years or so. Just as soon as my nephew is old enough and ready to take the business over.
In the mean time, I plan on going back to school and finish my under graduate studies and get into law school. Yep, Sweep plans on becoming a lawyer. So I'll probally need to change my screen name from Sweep to A$$hole![:D]
Why have I decided to do this? At 37 I'm already high mileage, as Tippie likes to say. I'm pushing 250 stitches for my life time, almost half from being in this business. My knees are going out, I've taken one to many bricks to the head, and I'm getting fed up with some of the few difficult customers I have to deal with.
Plus, I figure it will be the best way to piss off some of the type of people I don't like, i.e., government officals.
Example: Tax commisioner here in my county is being sued for seizing a couple's property and not telling them he did so, selling the $90,000 piece of property for $28,000 and never telling the owners he did so. Then allowed them to pay property taxes on it the following year when they didn't even own it anymore. Apparently when they called the year before to ask how much they owed when they didn't get their tax bill, they were told they didn't owe anything.
That's kinda of stuff gives me a woody! Yeah, I know things like that will only be about 1% of the law practice, but still!
Any of you other lawyers out there know what the general process is after you pass the bar. Please don't tell me I'm going to have to be a public defender right out of law school! Is it possible to get work with a decent law firm right off the bat?