Biglaw attrition

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Biglaw attrition

Postby FiveSermon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:20 pm

Is it mainly due to people ditching after 5 years or is a lot of it from getting fired?

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby Malcolm8X » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:24 pm

I would guess ditching. But who cares!? More room for ME!! I'll be their indentured servant at that pay for 10 years.

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby FiveSermon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:24 pm

Malcolm8X wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Is it mainly due to people ditching after 5 years or is a lot of it from getting fired?


I would guess ditching. But who cares!? More room for ME!! I'll be their indentured servant at that pay for 10 years.


If a lot of it is due to people getting fired wouldn't that give you cause to worry?

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby Malcolm8X » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:27 pm

Well, yea... But for some reason I doubt it. I don't think they lay people off that easily, in a good economy. Either way, 5 years is fine with me.

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby FalafelWaffle » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:36 pm

Malcolm8X wrote:Well, yea... But for some reason I doubt it. I don't think they lay people off that easily, in a good economy. Either way, 5 years is fine with me.


My favorite fallacy. If an explanation logically makes sense it must be true

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby FiveSermon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:48 pm

I just want to know the answer not have some big logic debate.

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:52 pm

FiveSermon wrote:I just want to know the answer not have some big logic debate.


+1. Logic is overrated anyways

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby Malcolm8X » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:15 pm

FalafelWaffle wrote:
Malcolm8X wrote:Well, yea... But for some reason I doubt it. I don't think they lay people off that easily, in a good economy. Either way, 5 years is fine with me.


My favorite fallacy. If an explanation logically makes sense it must be true


What fallacy am I making here?

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby TTH » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:12 am

FiveSermon wrote:Is it mainly due to people ditching after 5 years or is a lot of it from getting fired?


For some, it's biglaw fatigue. For others, it's the firm pushing out senior associates who aren't going to make partner into other opportunities. For some others, it's laterals to similarly situated firms.

ITE, it's layoffs.

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby FiveSermon » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:33 pm

TTH wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Is it mainly due to people ditching after 5 years or is a lot of it from getting fired?


For some, it's biglaw fatigue. For others, it's the firm pushing out senior associates who aren't going to make partner into other opportunities. For some others, it's laterals to similarly situated firms.

ITE, it's layoffs.


I thought firms stopped laying off tons of people.

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby TTH » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:35 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
TTH wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Is it mainly due to people ditching after 5 years or is a lot of it from getting fired?


For some, it's biglaw fatigue. For others, it's the firm pushing out senior associates who aren't going to make partner into other opportunities. For some others, it's laterals to similarly situated firms.

ITE, it's layoffs.


I thought firms stopped laying off tons of people.



The worst of it is certainly over, but there's still the occasional report of stealth layoffs, and then of course there's Howrey.

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Re: Biglaw attrition

Postby FiveSermon » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:36 pm

TTH wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:
TTH wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Is it mainly due to people ditching after 5 years or is a lot of it from getting fired?


For some, it's biglaw fatigue. For others, it's the firm pushing out senior associates who aren't going to make partner into other opportunities. For some others, it's laterals to similarly situated firms.

ITE, it's layoffs.


I thought firms stopped laying off tons of people.



The worst of it is certainly over, but there's still the occasional report of stealth layoffs, and then of course there's Howrey.


Howrey?

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