Obligatory symbolism: kayak = small business. Shark = lawyer or IRS.
An employee, who knows who he is, left to go to law school. I cautioned “you’ve got to be crazy”. Even worse, he wants to be a software patent/IP lawyer, an area I think stifles innovation and is just generally wrongly and unevenly applied. But I like him, so I even sent his school a recommendation letter. So it pains me to write this… it’s a terrible time to get a job as a lawyer.
And that is a GOOD THING. We have too many lawyers, acting too much like sharks that eat and don’t know why.
Layoffs of lawyers is GOOD. Law students claiming their education was a fraud is a GOOD thing. Lawyers rationalize stupid inane acts that everybody knows is wrong, except them, for a living. So LESS lawyers is good for the nation. Alas, not for them, but… their profession has earned our enmity, if just by how many of them are in Congress screwing us up.
What can they do now? We need more Computer Scientists. They would be surprised how much the If clauses in contracts are similar to If statements in software.