Borhas wrote:good bumpsgtgrumbles wrote:Does anyone know whether public interest jobs generally have the same brutal hours as biglaw positions? I'm not too keen on completely abandoning my life outside of work, so it would be an added bonus to work fewer hours each week than I would expect to in the private sector. Anyone have any insight?
The PI attorneys (PD's and Legal Aid) I know don't normally put in 60 hour weeks. If you have a trial coming up then yeah... but generally I think the stress of PI comes from working with people who have mental health issues and not the hours... often times they are homeless, government bureaucrats, have substance abuse problems, or are criminals . That can wear a person down.
don't know about them, but since they work for the Feds my guess is they work 35 hours a week and get 150 days off a year
Thanks for this, Borhas. This is helpful.
And lol at the 150 days off. I want one of those jobs!