New associate to big law and a couple months in. Can anyone speak to being slow work wise and having a hard time gaining traction? Am I gonna get fired? I am actively trying to reach out to attorneys and I’m not turning anything down but still struggling to fill my plate.

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Same. Im a lateral. Went out on bar leave. Have been back two weeks and am billing only a few hours per day.

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In my experience, this is normal. It takes a while to build rapport and ramp up. Assuming you’re not getting negative feedback, you’re not going to be fired. Just keep putting in the grunt work of reaching out to people for work and it will come when it can. Don’t stress about it, and enjoy the slow. It won’t always be like this, and you’ll regret not taking a breath while you can.

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It’s normal. Don’t worry about it.

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As long as you’re reaching out for work and not turning it down you won’t get fired. This is really normal

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You are fine. It will pick up (probably soon). Use the time to meet people and learn the firm systems, grab a tasty beverage and sleep easy knowing this is temporary.

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Try to relax. I don’t know where all this “am I gonna get fired” stuff is coming from. It’s not just you tho. Weird associate anxiety from the Great Recession age of 14 years ago passed down over generations. It’s time to let that go.

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I know and you’re right, it’s just that we are almost all living with some sort of 2008-era PTSD. It’s now 2022. At what point is it time to let go of so much hours anxiety?

Thank you all!

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Stealth layoff first year corporate associate. M&A. Laid off for low hours. V20 firm. I lateraled and was not home grown. Love you all and I appreciate any support.

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Wow! What a day! What type of company starts layoffs right before the holidays? Lost my job this morning and I am stressed out. Is there any chance of finding a new job before the holidays? I'm doubting it.

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Have the rumored layoffs at FIS impacted the Jacksonville office? Seeing that new building makes me wonder!

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If you've been laid off, please put your portfolio in your LinkedIn announcement post. I promise that even though agencies might not be hiring RIGHT now, we're keeping track of talent becoming avail.

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Hello guys,

Could someone please help me to know about job security at
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