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I am lateraling because my firm has forced us back into the office 5 days a week. My office isn’t super social and we are all slammed, so going into the office consists of sitting alone in my office, just like I would at home, except I wasted an hour getting ready and commuting, am in uncomfortable clothes, and am less efficient. I am actually miserable sitting alone in a cold, drab office as opposed to hanging out in a beautiful home office with my dog. People in power: take note.

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I too will be leaving if there is a return to the office full time. I will do one MAYBE two days a week there. Any more than that and I am gone.

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Idk why firms are trying to force associates back into the office. My firm recommends that we should come 2-3 times, but the partners I work with just say that it doesn’t matter as long as I’m responsive.

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Totally agree.

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I'd be gone too. I was only working in the office 4 days a week before the pandemic. I won't even go back to that now.

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I am doing four but I know I’m judged for it. Luckily I have one foot out the door.

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Can you just keep working from home and ignore the “requirement”? What are they going to do, fire you? You’re thinking of lateraling anyway so isn’t severance pay > nothing for quitting? Plus I’ll bet they just whine at most but otherwise do nothing. Associates have a lot of leverage right now.

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I might still push the boundary if you’re going to quit/lateral anyway. What have you got to lose?

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My firm requires 5 days per week in person but it's really to make the staff be in the office but not feel like it's unfair. Attorneys do whatever they want.

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Which firms??

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Mood.

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Name names.

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