On track for 1250 hours first year, worry?

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Re: On track for 1250 hours first year, worry?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Know this is two years old but what happened to you OP? How long did you stick it out before getting canned?

I am in OP's shoes. Have about 1300 hours and thinking I won't hit 1600 before year ends in the next three months. Firm is a bit slow, and they just hired another 40 new first year class, so not sure what the deal is. I feel like my class mates are busier though and I am trailing by at least 150 hours than the average.

One good thing is my budget is a lot better than OPs though and I've saved up 6 figures haha and it seems the lateral market is hot. Getting the pink slip with severance and 4-6 weeks of website time to look for a job doesn't seem like the WORST thing.


Very similar position. I’m on pace for 1250/1300. I constantly ask for work, but no one has anything to give me. Thinking about reaching out to other practice areas if things don’t pick up.

Also have been doing callbacks so I may just slowly vanish by year end and move to the new firm.


Are you a first year? I recently started as a first-year and looking to lateral to my target market as soon as possible. Wondering if it's possible within a year?

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Re: On track for 1250 hours first year, worry?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Know this is two years old but what happened to you OP? How long did you stick it out before getting canned?

I am in OP's shoes. Have about 1300 hours and thinking I won't hit 1600 before year ends in the next three months. Firm is a bit slow, and they just hired another 40 new first year class, so not sure what the deal is. I feel like my class mates are busier though and I am trailing by at least 150 hours than the average.

One good thing is my budget is a lot better than OPs though and I've saved up 6 figures haha and it seems the lateral market is hot. Getting the pink slip with severance and 4-6 weeks of website time to look for a job doesn't seem like the WORST thing.


Very similar position. I’m on pace for 1250/1300. I constantly ask for work, but no one has anything to give me. Thinking about reaching out to other practice areas if things don’t pick up.

Also have been doing callbacks so I may just slowly vanish by year end and move to the new firm.


Are you a first year? I recently started as a first-year and looking to lateral to my target market as soon as possible. Wondering if it's possible within a year?


Yeah, I’m a first year. The market is hot right now so firms are interviewing me



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