Pearalegal wrote:motiontodismiss wrote:Pearalegal wrote:motiontodismiss wrote:American Biglaw expects 2000+ billables. At 2/3 efficiency that's 3000 hours/year. With 2 weeks' worth of government holidays, and 4 weeks of vacation, that's 66 hours a week, a little more than 13 hours a day working M-F.
So you work 7am to 6pm M-F and then a few saturdays. Home in time to make dinner for the kids and watch some bad sitcoms.
Though show me a young associate who takes 4 weeks of vacation, and I'll show you a young associate who doesn't care about getting ahead in the firm.
Which is not a bad thing, for godsake. Most jobs start you out on a week of vacation a year if that.
Still leaves 2 hours short every day and 4 billables short every week, assuming 2/3 efficiency.
With the Saturdays?
Ok, so a full saturday every other week. Honestly though, I'd rather work 16 hours a day M-R than 11 hours a day M-S.