Leaving big law is the best decision you’ll ever make, I promise.

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I’m a serious person on serious business. Can’t hear you over the sound of my closings

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A3 is either being facetious or is a first year

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*cries in crippling student loan debt*

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Just remember there are associates who buy into smaller is better and work more for much less.

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OP what are these magical ways to use a law degree and make 200-250k a year in a better environment than biglaw?

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Many in-house jobs in NY/SF if you join as a mid level or senior.

And what if you’re a Big4 attorney crippling in student loan debt with a chance to go biglaw for a couple years to get out of it?

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Gained *weight* lol

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Could not agree more.

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OP mind sharing where you went? Would love to hear where you were able to find a more bearable career.

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I found a smaller law firm that gave me autonomy over my cases and compensation based on my success. While I come across as harsh, I am simply advocating for those that are miserable in big law to evaluate making the leap. Some of the wealthiest lawyers I know are in small law doing plaintiff’s work.

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I was unemployed 6 months. Now I’m turning down interviews because there’s so much interest. Clients and publishers are throwing wads of $$$ at me. If you’re struggling, keep going. There’s hope!

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Would it be weird if I reached out to someone who sort of triggered my interest in a career path? This someone has an internal C level position at my company.

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Is it wise to leave a firm like ZS associates in for a backend role at Mckinsey. At ZS we get proper client side consulting role exposure but the mckinsey opening is more of a knowledge management type thing. So should I think of applying?

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Had a dream where I was in an alternate reality. Everyone hated me, I had been fired from Deloitte for incompetence, and I was somehow part-owner of an Arena Football team. What the hell does that mean

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Had a second interview with the head of the group and after he told me they’re still bringing candidates in for the next couple of weeks and I should stay tuned in. So, what gives? Should I take this as a soft rejection? It is my experience that when a firm wants you they’re more inclined to give definite timelines and not hedge their bets as much…. Am I reading too much into this?

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Quitting the firm in the next two months and have 15 PTO days left unused. Does it make sense to roll off my project and then use my 15 days of PTO before quitting or to cash out my 15 days?

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With the long-weekend, lets do a book thread. Give me your favorite sales book - here's mine - How To Win Friends and Influence People

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Best books about product management for a good exit to industry? I already have an MBA and PMP but looking for a refreshed perspective since it’s been years since my formal education. Currently reading “Product Managements Sacred Seven” but it’s geared toward the startup world. I am in healthcare and not looking for a startup role. TIA!!!

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Interviewing from T2 to MBB, experienced hire. Anyone knows how much more difficult the interviews would be compared to entry-level interviews?

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Interested to hear how people learn project management. I have done PRINCE2 exam and read PMP materials, but I find these are too textbook theory based. Real life projects seem to be very different and a lot more complicated. I often do not know what needs to be done unless someone tells me. I believe you can learn these things on the job, but I am keen to expedite this with some books or courses. Are there any resources that are particularly helpful?

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Hi everyone, for those of you who became US citizens, did you have to renounce Indian citizenship before getting a visa to go back to India? Trying to plan an emergency trip and am a little confused by this process.

At a B4 stressed but managing it. Partner passed me over for a sr manager but treats me like one (constantly managing multiple projects, driving his practice initiatives and driving 1-2 /$300-500k of proposals every month. Boutique is offering me the TC that I won’t make here for 3-4 years - same level, more focused scope. Also talking to a tech firm that will be a slight bump (10-15%) but likely 25% less work/stress. Worried a little bit about career progression. Thoughts?

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Is Uber at ORD okay now? Several months back when I took Uber from ORD I waited for 20 minutes because of traffic in parking lot. Trying to decide to fly to MDW or ORD

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Real nerd hours: what’s your preferred zoom % in Excel?

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Anyone know what Weil’s average hours are like given that they don’t have billable requirements? A lot of people say big law comparable but I know some people in big law shooting for 2000 and some shooting for 2600 and those are two very different worlds. Was considering applying to a role there but wanted to get a feel for what this really equates to.

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Hi Tax Bowlers, I'm an experienced associate (2yrs) in a Big 4 Transfer Pricing division. I have reached a point in my career where I am considering taking up a professional certification. Several colleagues recommended taking up either ACCA or CFA, however, I see little connection between these certifications and the work that I am currently doing, and what I plan to do in the future. What would you guys suggest? Would it be detrimental to my career if I did not take up any certifications?

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Anyone familiar with the AWS business value economics team? Please share thoughts on culture, team, WLB, comp, etc. Thanks!

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Anyone in Anthem’s Strategy Consulting (ASC) group that can give insight on the company, role, culture etc.

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Has anyone had luck changing companies while pregnant? Not due until mid-February..

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Do landlords or brokers discriminate against Visa holders?

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