Anonymous User wrote:
This is definitely a more significant concern to me than the beard. I know a former associate at Cravath. He worked in M&A for 5 years before getting shafted there. He definitely put in long hours saturday night and sunday, but when Friday night rolled around, he was completely unavailable. As a caveat, he's got his own practice now, and appears to be doing fine with a few big clients.
Well, I guess put in the time in Biglaw to get experience and pay off the loans and then start your own firm is the TCR for that. It would be almost impossible to prove religious discrimination I would think.
It is a shame too, since keeping shabbat is so good for you- I would think it would help you work harder the rest of the time to get a scheduled rest period. I know that for me having a scheduled day off (when my employment didn't eff it up), in which I had to chill, made a huge difference in my mental health.