Fresh Prince wrote:
Biglaw isn't boring, but it can be frustrating. As the guy at the bottom of the totem pole, you're expected to "fill" in the blanks for everyone above you. Finding the information to fill the blanks with in can be very daunting.
Also, just make sure your workspace is in good condition. I'd say that 99% of my frustration comes with the fact that my computer is slow, the firm programs are buggy, and my computer periodically crashes. Yes, there is wonderful IT support, but I don't have time to send my computer in to get checked out when the partner is telling me to turn comments on a draft by morning.
Also, stay super duper fucking organized.
This is the biggest issue I've seen in BigGov/BigLaw. Because everyone is so paranoid about security, they erect the most annoying firewalls and scanners. But because they want the latest technology, they load stuff that uses java and flash (think WestlawNext v. Westlaw). Well, if you have a connection that is scanning everything and preventing persistent connections, those sorts of apps will crash. And then sticking it on old machines with unique firm-created programs that are slow and buggy just makes it worse. Hopefully as firms continue to grow in size, more off the shelf packages will be created.