Kohinoor wrote:ps494 wrote:A lot of the dissatisfaction with biglaw has to do with the fact that most entering associates have never had a job before. As a result, it's kind of a shock to them, because they've never been in the real world before. They go into biglaw expecting it to consist of intellectually stimulating work, tons of cash, and cocktail parties. When these naive people actually realize what work is, they feel cheated.
While this might be true, it also doesn't mean that biglaw doesn't objectively suck as well. I work extremely hard right now (and dislike my job a good majority of the time), but from descriptions, I would want to killself if I worked in biglaw.