Same poster who expressed neuroses about being stressed all the time. Glad to hear that at least some of you feel the same.
My mental health takes swings and is somewhat better today.
How open are you guys about what practice group you want to be in? I am pretty set about wanting to go into transactional, particularly corporate, but I feel like a lot of my fellow summers try to be more "oh I'm trying stuff out" when this question constantly comes up at lunch and such.
My firm's in a sort of slow secondary market and I'm a bit concerned that they're not going to want to hire anyone into their transactional areas which are tied up with financial institutions, real estate etc. And no offer me as a result, even though we're technically hired by the firm and not by a group.
Thoughts? My firm is deliberately mysterious about any groups experiencing slow downs, but I can't imagine corporate is doing excellent, especially in this market. Should I pretend to be interested in litigation work? On the one hand I really don't want to end up a litigator, but on the other, it would probably beat having no job at all...
Thinking about the double dip is starting to take over my life.