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I started in big law M&A 8 months ago and I’m super miserable. I don’t love the work or the stress/anxiety that comes with deal work. I also feel like I’m not picking up on it as fast as my peers/able to juggle as many deals at once as the firm would like. I’m thinking about making a switch to in house work, preferably commercial contact work. Seems like the hours and stress would be more manageable in that type of role. Any advice or insight?

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M&A gets more fun. As a junior, it is less fun!

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Yeah, 15 hour days, 4 days a week are suuuuuuuuper fun...

From the poster: prior to this role, I worked in insurance coverage defense for a little over 1.5 years, so not a brand new attorney.

M&a might get more “fun” but the hours stress only get worse…

Yea I would say that’s pretty accurate. The fast paced nature of the work, tough partners and long hours don’t help either. Doesn’t sound like it gets much better from what you’re saying

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