Anonymous User wrote:Desert Fox wrote:biglaw is worse than TLS says.
if anything, I'd agree with this. For the most part, this site seems to paint a bit of an overly optimistic and rosy view of big firm life. Again, almost certainly something you aren't going to like or enjoy, but for 99% of folks in biglaw, liking or enjoying it was never in the cards to begin with, since thats not why we are here. Plus, you have to be some kind of masochist with little to no family/personal life to genuinely enjoy it.
I have 4 kids and I enjoy it to the extend it can be enjoyed. I can tell you it beat the heck out of working longer and harder for half the pay, where many people with family and kids had to deal with outside of law. Many friends are working two three jobs at $10/hour and withstanding constant abuse from their bosses and customers much worse than biglaw associates. I'm lucky to have the option to make money and actually come home. Don't you remember the case where Walmart locked the doors overnight to keep in their minimum wage workers?
What this site does is not being optimistic about biglaw, it is about working. If you are forced to deal with this you don't really want to do because you have to be an adult and pay for your obligations, it is not going to be very enjoyable. At least in biglaw you get paid more than you need so you can prepare for the next steps.