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Do any of you actually like this job? After a year like this, I’m ready to walk out.

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I like the money that this job pays. And most days it’s at least tolerable, though it’s never fun.

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The pandemic robbed me of being a summer associate. So basically you’re saying it’s all just downhill from here 😅

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On the days where I have no hard deadlines and can just draft or do DD without people insisting I drop everything for them to run a redline, I actually find the work sort of enjoyable

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This. Give me a quiet day where I just turn an agreement and it’s quite nice given how much we are paid. Reality is we are on calls all day and draft late nights and weekends which is absolutely miserable.

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It provides financial stability, which for me is very important. It’s definitely not something that I take pride in or think I am best at. Realising and accepting this took time.

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I think when you get more senior and you are a legitimate expert at what you do, it can be enjoyable. That’s just a theory.

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Confirming that this is only a theory. I am a senior associate.

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I’m an M&A attorney and with an excellent, fun team with actual capacity it can be fun at times. Last few years it has sucked because everyone is spread thin and giving shoddy work or super slow to respond which makes the whole thing miserable. Doing specialist and junior work is not ideal.

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I'm going to hit 10 years of my firm in about 2 weeks. This job, both big law generally and the particular job that you have, is not for everyone. And that's ok! It's not a judgment, just facts. Some people like to see a quick result to the things they're spending a lot of time on. Some people like delaying that gratification until the end of a case. Some people like going whole hog on a single matter for 8 or 9 months at a time, while others like touching 40 or 50 files a week. Personally, I love what I'm doing right now. I can't imagine it's actually sustainable given where rates are headed, but for now I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. Perhaps I'll get to a point where I don't want to keep fighting for scraps and worrying about where the next client's going to come from, training new associates, writing off bills... At that point maybe this job won't be for me. But right now, I'm learning a ton, getting great skills, making a name for myself, and making a lot of money doing it. Money that my well-educated and wealthy parents couldn't even dream of when they were my age.

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@attorney no - worked at my firm as a patent agent during night law school for almost three years. I'm up next year.

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