anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

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anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Tsispilos » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:00 pm

I havent seen my wife in like a week because she's in bed when I get home and in bed when I leave in the morning. I work all the fucking time but am still behind and still get yelled at for taking too long to write briefs or write summaries of documents.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby lawloser22 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:14 pm

I think you're looking for autoadmit.com

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:16 pm

What firm do you work at?

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby rayiner » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:39 pm

Working long hours for $40k and no health insurance is depressing too.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:47 pm

Tsispilos wrote:I havent seen my wife in like a week because she's in bed when I get home and in bed when I leave in the morning. I work all the fucking time but am still behind and still get yelled at for taking too long to write briefs or write summaries of documents.


I used to work between 70-100 hours every week (average 10 hours a day 7 days a week with spikes due to the incompetence of employees) for a $45,000 per year salary plus a performance bonus every quarter with somewhat crappy benefits and no prestige with little room for advancement and 20 year able-to-work lifespan without a pension or 401k matching.

STFU and enjoy it or scroll through the website that has people holding up their signs about their families (99% or something) and get a clue.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Renzo » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:01 pm

Tsispilos wrote:I havent seen my wife in like a week because she's in bed when I get home and in bed when I leave in the morning.



Don't worry. I've been seeing a lot of her in bed between when you leave and when you get back, too.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby fanmingrui » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:08 pm

Renzo wrote:
Tsispilos wrote:I havent seen my wife in like a week because she's in bed when I get home and in bed when I leave in the morning.



Don't worry. I've been seeing a lot of her in bed between when you leave and when you get back, too.


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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:09 pm

Tsispilos wrote:I havent seen my wife in like a week because she's in bed when I get home and in bed when I leave in the morning.

Tell her to stay up later.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:15 pm

Ugh these responses. Hang in there, OP.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby EijiMiyake » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:27 pm

Obviously, in the range of life outcomes, biglaw is not so bad.

However, to those mocking the OP, there is something uniquely difficult about putting in long hours in a professional services environment that requires detail-orientedness to an absurd degree and doesn't provide for meaningful autonomy for a number of years.

Good luck dude, hope it gets better soon.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:35 pm

Tsispilos wrote:[S]he's in bed when I get home and in bed when I leave in the morning.


Clearly, you're doing it right.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:21 pm

I guess I'm not at "biglaw" but I think it's somewhat comparable (hours target is well north of 2000, salary is above market, just more of a boutique in a non-NYC/Chi/DC market). My hours haven't been bad (a little over 2 months in). Billing 50-55/week and not working much, if at all, on weekends. Longer weekdays, but still have time to do dinner/other things with the lady and friends on weeknights (I think my savior is that I like to wake up really early).

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:27 pm

WTF did you think you were getting yourself into? STFU.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Mavraides87 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:28 pm

Do you get time in for a good cardio workout at least 5 times a week?

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:34 pm

Mavraides87 wrote:Do you get time in for a good cardio workout at least 5 times a week?

He says his wife is asleep when he gets home.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Mavraides87 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:36 pm

True, depressing and stressful life circumstances can lead to ED so I didn't consider that.

I hope you are able to work out 5-10 hours a week even though you are putting in bigtime hours.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby SHANbangs » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:38 pm

wake her up with a nice surprise. geez, she's ur wife.

This is why I don't plan on getting married until I'm 33 (lucky number 33, the number of scottie pippen and grant hill).

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:39 pm

lawloser22 wrote:I think you're looking for autoadmit.com


Autoadmit doesn't actually have employed lawyers poasting anymore.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby YourCaptain » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:55 pm

Mavraides87 wrote:Do you get time in for a good cardio workout at least 5 times a week?


He should only be doing SQUATS and sprints

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby SHANbangs » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:58 pm

YourCaptain wrote:
Mavraides87 wrote:Do you get time in for a good cardio workout at least 5 times a week?


He should only be doing SQUATS and sprints


I second that. seriously.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby paratactical » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:00 pm

When I was a biglaw paralegal, my SO would get a nap in during the afternoon and wait until I got home to wake up and have dinner. Maybe see if that is something y'all could try.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby erico » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:18 pm

I find your whining extremely depressing.

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:22 pm

YourCaptain wrote:
Mavraides87 wrote:Do you get time in for a good cardio workout at least 5 times a week?


He should only be doing SQUATS and sprints


OATZ! SQUATZ!

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby sebastian0622 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:25 pm

Does anybody working in biglaw NOT find it extremely depressing?

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Re: anyone working biglaw finding extremely depressing?

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:36 pm

Does your firm offer VPN access? Perhaps you could use it to work from home at night.


[insert joke here about the types of access his wife offers while he's away]




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