BiglawAssociate wrote:Void wrote:I am a lawyer and work a state govt job 35 hours per week, plus an hour lunch every day. Although I sometimes have to hang around after 5:00, it's rare. I know dozens of lawyers with the same schedule. It isn't unusual at all for lawyers to work 40/week- in fact I think it's a very common thing.
And what is the pay?
The thing with law jobs that really do work 40 hours or less - you get paid a lot less than other office jobs that are 9 to 5 even with experience.
In New York, people working in fashion doing bullshit get paid more than lawyers. Fashion buyers make starting 70k+.
Yup, my salary sucks. But I would rather have a family life outside of work than make awesome money and never see my kid.
And you're right that people make way more money in other professions, but this is what I want to do. As soon as fashion buyers get to cross examine witnesses, I'll sign right up.