gmreplay wrote:Here's what I want: a law job that pays about 80-90k in return for about 45-55 hours of work a week. Why is that so much to ask?
Because the premium comes not just for expertise but for availability and intensity. Some firms make claims about having part time schedules, but really a lot of the value associates provide is being on call all the time.
People often make cracks about how on a per hour big law salaries aren't that staggering, but that neglects the fact that most other hourly wage earners couldn't work the # of hours an associate does if they wanted to.
All that being said, the job you're looking for is a senior federal government job. Somebody I know earned a 6-figure salary and worked on a modified work schedule with every other Friday off totaling just about 40-50 hours per week.