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110 hour week

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:38 pm

I just billed a 110 hour week (junior assoc., NYC, corp, V15).
I ended the week by billing 35 hours straight.
I'm not here to brag - I couldn't care less. I'm just really freaking tired and don't know what to do. I don't want to seem like a pansy if I push for a little down time. I mean, someone has to do the work, so if I bail, that leaves someone else stuck with the responsibility, and I'm not down with allowing that to happen.
Also curious as to how much of an outlier this is. If this is just like, a common recurrence for some people, I'll just toughen up and grind it out. But for some reason it is hard to get an objective picture beyond "that's crazy" or "that's corporate".
So, I welcome any thoughts.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby mmelittlechicken » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:40 pm

sounds about right for corporate

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:41 pm

Work product has to be SPS at the tail end of a 35 hour day.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:42 pm

Listen to me. As soon as you no longer have any deadlines, you are going on a camping trip without access to your email. Email everyone you work with and tell them this right now.

It doesn't matter whether you really plan to go camping or not. Just tell them this to buy you time to regain your health/sanity.

YWIA

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:42 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:Work product has to be SPS at the tail end of a 35 hour day.


We're talking about corporate folks here, so that's par for the course.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby JohannDeMann » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:43 pm

Dude but you made almost $2k this week after taxes!!! That's almost $20 an hour!!

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:48 pm

I've billed like 36 out of the last 40 hours. I'm going to the tropics next week. Not coming in tomorrow either.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:50 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I've billed like 36 out of the last 40 hours. I'm going to the tropics next week. Not coming in tomorrow either.


What's your post:billable hour ratio? To clarify, when you're actually billing.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:51 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I've billed like 36 out of the last 40 hours. I'm going to the tropics next week. Not coming in tomorrow either.


What's your post:billable hour ratio? To clarify, when you're actually billing.


4:1

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:53 pm

Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Listen to me. As soon as you no longer have any deadlines, you are going on a camping trip without access to your email. Email everyone you work with and tell them this right now.

It doesn't matter whether you really plan to go camping or not. Just tell them this to buy you time to regain your health/sanity.

YWIA


OP here: Staffed on other unrelated shit that has come up. Will probably need to push at the partner level to get freed up. FML.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:55 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:Work product has to be SPS at the tail end of a 35 hour day.


OP: Yeah and it's weird too because there is not a large margin for error. Lotsa caffeine.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:57 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I've billed like 36 out of the last 40 hours. I'm going to the tropics next week. Not coming in tomorrow either.


What's your post:billable hour ratio? To clarify, when you're actually billing.


OP here: Not really sure I get this question.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I've billed like 36 out of the last 40 hours. I'm going to the tropics next week. Not coming in tomorrow either.


What's your post:billable hour ratio? To clarify, when you're actually billing.


OP here: Not really sure I get this question.


It was directed at DesertFox. As in how many TLS posts do you average while billing one hour.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby almondjoy » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:03 am

MarkinKansasCity wrote:Work product has to be SPS at the tail end of a 35 hour day.

What's SPS?

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:06 am

almondjoy wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:Work product has to be SPS at the tail end of a 35 hour day.

What's SPS?

Shit Pure Shit

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:24 am

JohannDeMann wrote:Dude but you made almost $2k this week after taxes!!! That's almost $20 an hour!!


lmao

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:Dude but you made almost $2k this week after taxes!!! That's almost $20 an hour!!


lmao


98% of Americans would kill to make $30 an hour pretax on a bad week, $40-60 per hour on a normal week.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:37 am

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:Dude but you made almost $2k this week after taxes!!! That's almost $20 an hour!!


lmao


98% of Americans would kill to make $30 an hour pretax on a bad week, $40-60 per hour on a normal week.


Idk. My wife's a nurse, in some parts of CA they make like $80/hr a few years out of school. That's close to $2k net per week for a 36 hour work week where you never take work home.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:38 am

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:Dude but you made almost $2k this week after taxes!!! That's almost $20 an hour!!


lmao


98% of Americans would kill to make $30 an hour pretax on a bad week, $40-60 per hour on a normal week.

I never get these kinds of comments. What does this have to do with whether anyone wants to work 110 hours in a week/35 hours straight?

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby lacrossebrother » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:39 am

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:Dude but you made almost $2k this week after taxes!!! That's almost $20 an hour!!


lmao


98% of Americans would kill to make $30 an hour pretax on a bad week, $40-60 per hour on a normal week.

98% :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby mvp99 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:50 am

damn take a break you could die from exhaustion

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:54 am

110 hours billed seems absolutely insane to me and I work in V20 corporate. Do people not push for you to get a few days break after that brutal of a deal? As a first year I don't feel useful enough to actually do that many hours of pure work.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby smallfirmassociate » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:15 am

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:Dude but you made almost $2k this week after taxes!!! That's almost $20 an hour!!


lmao


98% of [non-advanced degree holding] Americans [think they] would kill to [try a job where they] make $30 an hour pretax on a bad week, $40-60 per hour on a normal week [but wouldn't hesitate to quit if it was turrible].


Fixed it.

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby lacrossebrother » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:27 am

What pct of Americans even want to work at all

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Re: 110 hour week

Postby lacrossebrother » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:29 am

29% of moms don't work.

Only 63% of Americans even are in the labor force.
I think if you take 37% unemployed-7% unemployment rate, that equals 30% of Americans don't want to work.

Sure that number includes some who have given up searching. But some people who do work are also content with their modest salaries for their non 110 hr workweeks you elitist fuck. Or maybe they do like non profit work they dig. You stink.




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