Does this get better or do we just hate our lives (and not have lives) until we leave the legal field altogether? Wondering if academia is better…

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3rd year here. Does not get better.

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4th year. Concur.

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9th year in house. It does get slightly better eventually (more responsibility, freedom, money), but by then you are too much of a husk to enjoy it.

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Looking up at senior associates and partners, I can see it does not get better. I do not want to be what is considered successful at my firm.

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I’m a first year but I don’t hate my life yet. You all make me nervous lol.

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