Pokemon wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Pokemon wrote:Anonymous User wrote:masque du pantsu wrote:I'll jump in, why not--everyone loves a good billing horror story
Firm Type: BL
Practice area: M&A
Lesson here is to take your vacation days: As you can see, I've had some weeks and months that have been pretty rough but my worst year was not great but also not intolerable. Also finding good teams of reasonable, humane people to work for will make the bad months much less bad. I sort of like the up-and-down nature of it, where you work around the clock for a week and then don't even come in for days after it signs, without the excitement i can't stay engaged. If i had a position with seven hours of reasonable work, research, writing, advice, etc., i would be bored and just procrastinate all day. Couldn't do it.
Honestly, there is no lesson here other than "This is how bad it can be". Seems like you were meant to do this job if 2653 hours is not intolerable. After two months i'd be gone.
Mine is only this - and I had to quit my first firm because I was burnt out:
Firm Type: BL
Practice area: Finance
How can you have a month of 350 yet top week 78? That makes no sense.
Anyway, worse week I am guessing around 85 hours. Worse month, around 280, but before that month was 250 and after 220.
I counted the month as the worst 30-day period I had (mix of two months). Pretty much billed 75-80 hours a week for 4 weeks straight and then a few extra days of 15+ hours before closing. Hours looked like 150 - 290 for the two calendar months, but within a 30 day period I billed 350. By the end I had to see a doctor about getting irregular heartbeats when I was up at 3 am doing work.
Suspicious.... Math does not really work but who cares...
75+78+77+76 = 306 +15 + 15 + 15 = 351. These are all estimates but the math adds up just fine, not very "suspicious"