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Are there ways to be a "forever associate" with a normal 9-5 type schedule?

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So I probably shouldn't use my firm laptop to stream football games... Right?

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Do people use two phones?

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Does anyone here work in Silicon Valley? How is it?

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giving notice the day of bonus? is this bad form? I’m a first year and I realized we getting our special bonus in a couple weeks, when I was planning on giving notice. feel kind of bad about it even t… more

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Anyone know Squire salary for mid level lateral in major metro city?

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How long did it take for y’all to get busy? Been a few weeks since I joined my firm and not much to do on my end

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News is in - Greenberg Traurig Miami Associates are matching NY Scale. Discretionary bonuses, with an eye toward market expectations. Who’s moving to south beach?

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How many of you fellow biglaw associates have picked up vaping? I never smoked but since starting this job, I Juul daily in my office. Anyone else pick up this bad habit?

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In conflicts purgatory waiting to give notice at my current…I’m finding it so hard to stay motivated to work…I just wanna be free…tips to stay the course?

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We’re all stuck in this pie eating contest together. What flavor is your metaphorical pie?

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Is it ok to bill the time that the shareholder explains the project to me? If so, how do you describe when billing?

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Is there a big difference in bonus with 2100 hours versus 2050 hours? (2000 minimum firm)

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A partner just left for another bigger firm and wants me to join him. I’d rather stay where I’m currently at but I’d be making a higher salary at his new firm. How can I use this as leverage?

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