sayan wrote:Part self selection, part uninhibited honesty courtesy of internet anonymity.
Apart from some trolls, nobody on here has an agenda one way or another to discourage or encourage you to go into big law. But similarly, the people who love their jobs are probably working around the clock and don't have any inclination to post on TLS. The big law burn outs are more likely to come on here and commiserate with their fellow big lawlers.
Came here to say exactly this.
In terms of the self-selection part: The majority of my law school and lawyer friends do/did not use TLS (or so they claimed). Most of my biglaw friends don't really have time/see a point in posting on TLS because they have better things to do (not knocking on TLSers). They seem to only check this site if they have specific questions on lateraling or what not, but the majority of the time, they just go on about their lives.
As for whether they like their job: they all seem to say the same thing (job is meh/bad at times but money is good). However, this is the same answer I get from bankers, consultants, auditors, etc.