What reasons have you seen a junior associate fired or let go for?

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Eating a lot of hours to meet too low budgets at my previous employer, but too little chargeable work to extend contract.

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Having multiple disagreements with clients and partners, while not billing enough. It seems that disagreeable people can get away with a lot more, if they’re billing an amount that the firm deems profitable. Lower billing performance, regardless of why, seems to put everything else under closer scrutiny.

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Associate at my firm was super argumentative with a partner and long story short she was fired after sending a really inappropriate email to said partner. It was an interesting three months with that associate in the office......

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Where is she now?

Being a bad drunk at work or client events

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please share more 😂

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Happened to me because my office didn’t have enough work, and because I didn’t really get how to be a firm lawyer. I didn’t bug people dog work because I thought they’d give me work. They knew I was there, after all. So, hours were low for both reasons. It’s ok because it was a bad fit and I landed fine and learned A LOT about what was expected of me. But it was really scary at the time.

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Thanks, week 3 at job 2 so trying to do more reaching out and relationship building

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junior associate hitting on a partner's wife at firm social event

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again, please feel free to elaborate 😂

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Missing a deadline to file a notice of claim. But I think that might have been the icing on top of the cake.

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The SMELL (not joking).

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Pls elaborate!!

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1. Work was slow. 2. Lawyer not cutting it generally. 3. Lawyer was a literal walking malpractice claim, and I was not going to take one for the team (after she almost malpractices on my deal again), so I threatened to quit if the lawyer was not fired—and the lawyer was fired the next day. I was an associate then, and this was the only firing in 25 years that I directly caused (although it was a unanimous decision and I was being forced to work with the lawyer at that time). All the other firings were a general consensus of folks that worked with them.

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I hate firing people. I take it very seriously. Any dishonesty, got to go. Any unprofessionalism, I will give a warning before letting go. Second offense, time to go. Not profitable, I will have patience with as long as I think the person will be profitable in the future and shows good work ethic.

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Lying, hiding mistakes

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Who are these people?

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At a new firm and right away I knew I wasn’t going to get along with one partner. Had a conflict with one of his associates early on. Everyone else is cool. Got into it with the partner and he told me he didn’t need my help on his matters anymore. The cool associates are still asking if I can pitch in cause they’re swamped. I’m a nice guy (despite what the partner and uncool associate may say), so I’m helping out. I’m the guy that gets fired and shows up the next day. Results TBD.

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When I started in PA I was outgoing, considerate, bubbly, upbeat and the hours didn’t bother me. I vibed with the job really well despite feeling dominated by the leadership style of most of my coworkers as I’m touchy/feely rather than technical. Looking back I think about 3 years ago everything changed and now I’m withdrawn, crabby, cynical AF, have no energy and am hard. Any tips on how to get around this? Or is this just the typical trend? I realized all this and it’s super upsetting to me.

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