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Any big law associates struggling to get consistent work? I’ll bill 9-10 hours for a few days and the next days bill like 3-4 hours. My hours suck because I can’t stay consistently busy.

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Yeee. Every. Week. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 🛫🛬 It’s like 🛫🛬🛫🛬 🛫 🛫 🛬 🛬🛫 🛬 🛬

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I’m swamped and have been for several months. No shortage of work for me. Real estate

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I’m in a mid size firm and am swamped and never slowed down. Would happily take your big law salary and ups and downs in hours lol

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Isn’t the break nice though?

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No it’s just stressful bc you can’t enjoy the slow day knowing it’s gonna come back to bite you later or put your job at risk. And it makes the day go by sooo slowly

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This is why biglaw sucks in a nutshell.

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Yep. There are many reasons biglaw isn't great, but the billable hour model is #1 with a bullet.

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Yeah it’s gotten harder to stay consistently busy now that people don’t see me as regularly and just drop off work. It’s helped to try and be assertive about letting people know when things slow down. But it’s still lumpier than usual.

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Yep. Though once I realized theres no way in hell I hit my hours I don’t really care anymore

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I’ve been busy all summer and this was really the first day I’ve gone without work, and it feels so weird. It sucks when I have a lot of work, but it also sucks when I don’t because I’m paranoid abiut hours. I can’t even relax!!

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It me

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Don’t know a lot of practices that aren’t like this. You either are too busy or worried about not having enough. In my case I am too busy 98% of the time, but even when I have crazy hours and a day and a half is sort of dead, I start to get h easy and it feels like there will never be work again, and I have associates bugging me for things to do.

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