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Partners - Do you ever take vacations? I have been at my current firm for about 1.5 years, and in that entire time the partner in my group hasn't been out of the office a single time. Is that normal? I can't tell if it's standard for big law partners to not take time off, if the dynamics for my group may be different (only 1 partner in the entire group), or it the partner I work with is just a masochist.

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Yes we take vacations. It’s stupid not to.

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Do you know for sure or are they just not putting an out of office on or doing whatever one would do at your firm to alert administration they will be out? At my old firm the partners would go on vacas but would never put their OOO on unless they were going to some remote island for 2 weeks.

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No, I'm sure. There's only 5 of us in the group, including the partner. It's very noticeable when someone is OOO haha

Yes, as often as my schedule allows.

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If they don’t take vacations, when do their families get to spend time with them?

They’re probably divorced and have kids in college (at least that’s most partners justification in my office.

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