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Every time my hours get low, I start feeling like a pariah at work

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There’s an article somewhere that talks about what makes a good big law associate. The answer: insecurity and anxiety. What you’re feeling is normal and part of why you have your job in the first place.

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Yes obviously lol.

Why? Enjoy it

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Nobody notices or cares

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They don’t feel like pariahs when they work you mercilessly so don’t sweat it.

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@Ex-New York creatives now living and working in Chicago "downtown" not da burbs. What's different about agency life? What's different about your life after work?

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I’ve literally run out of nyc tech enabled companies to network/apply to. Any other recs you all have for firms? So burnt out getting turned away

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Hi guys
Hope you all are doing great.
My joining date is Jan 17th 2021 as an analyst in
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Just came to vent/have a pity party: I had a screener interview for my dream in-house job on Friday, but had to cancel it last minute because of a fire drill. They said they would get back to me about rescheduling but now I worry I shot myself in the foot and am mad at myself for not setting better boundaries…hoping they are understanding since I’m in BL…

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After you give your two weeks notice, someone asks you what firm you’re going to—do you typically tell them?

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Do partners assume all associates want to make partner? Is it easy to tell which ones aren’t trying/on track?

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Word on the street - Cahill just announced retention bonuses via phone. Can you confirm!

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Was asked to cover another colleague who was on AL for a week for a really shit deal, and could not get off the hook afterwards. Pulled an all-nighter this week as the associate said that way we can have our weekend. Fine, did that and kept my weekend plans expecting my weekend is really free. But Fri afternoon the partner basically said you need to work this weekend. Can’t really blame the associate but I’m really frustrated. Is this a fact of life that I need to accept? Can/should I say no?

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What are the most prestigious and lucrative in house positions for M&A associates ? In house at Goldman?

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PSA: Juniors do not get to decide the priorities between work assigned. This is the assigning lawyer‘s job and if there are more than one they need to be made aware and figure it out.

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How do you get more work during a slow period? My practice group is slow, so there’s very little work to go around. I’m planning to just email people for coffee, do pro Bono, and CLE. Anything I’m missing?

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1st year associate in Texas. How/who do I ask to switch from litigation to transactional within my firm? I’ve been here for 6 weeks and billed a total of 10 hours. There appears to be a real lack of litigation work in general at the firm (and partners have told as much transparently) but they keep telling us to just wait and work will be coming. Is this lack of litigation work normal at other firms?

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