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More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby ballouttacontrol » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:00 am

describe how biglaw kills

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:26 am

P sure he shot himself. Someone at my old firm jumped off the roof.
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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby ballouttacontrol » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:46 am

Desert Fox wrote:P sure he shot himself. Someone at my old firm jumped off the roof.


2 doesnt seem like that bad of a mortality rate. you havent had more than 2 other classmates get hot OD get killed in DUIs etc? i had like 5x that many die during high schhol

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby 1styearlateral » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:44 am

The banking industry has the same problem. The combination of hours and pressure is what gets you.

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby Hikikomorist » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:09 am

ballouttacontrol wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:P sure he shot himself. Someone at my old firm jumped off the roof.


2 doesnt seem like that bad of a mortality rate. you havent had more than 2 other classmates get hot OD get killed in DUIs etc? i had like 5x that many die during high schhol

Your high-school friend group sounds atypical.

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby beenoparte125 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
ballouttacontrol wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:P sure he shot himself. Someone at my old firm jumped off the roof.


2 doesnt seem like that bad of a mortality rate. you havent had more than 2 other classmates get hot OD get killed in DUIs etc? i had like 5x that many die during high schhol

Your high-school friend group sounds atypical.


I wouldn't say that's atypical... OP has been relatively lucky.


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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:25 am

white/UMC privilege

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:26 am

also yea I've had at least 6 high school classmates die of either (1) overdose or (2) drunk driving accidents. but I went to a big high school

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby sadpandayolo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:28 am

beenoparte125 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
ballouttacontrol wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:P sure he shot himself. Someone at my old firm jumped off the roof.


2 doesnt seem like that bad of a mortality rate. you havent had more than 2 other classmates get hot OD get killed in DUIs etc? i had like 5x that many die during high schhol

Your high-school friend group sounds atypical.


I wouldn't say that's atypical... OP has been relatively lucky.


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Jesus Christ. I went to a fairly big high school and knew a lot of people. But still, only know one person that died (OD). BigLaw mortality rate does seem insane compared to the average life.

edit: Actually, is 2600 considered big? if not, nvm

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby Hikikomorist » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:29 am

beenoparte125 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
ballouttacontrol wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:P sure he shot himself. Someone at my old firm jumped off the roof.


2 doesnt seem like that bad of a mortality rate. you havent had more than 2 other classmates get hot OD get killed in DUIs etc? i had like 5x that many die during high schhol

Your high-school friend group sounds atypical.


I wouldn't say that's atypical... OP has been relatively lucky.


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Yeah, didn't realize this was referring to classmates and not friends. No idea how many classmates from high school have died.

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby beenoparte125 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:30 am

sadpandayolo wrote:
beenoparte125 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
ballouttacontrol wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:P sure he shot himself. Someone at my old firm jumped off the roof.


2 doesnt seem like that bad of a mortality rate. you havent had more than 2 other classmates get hot OD get killed in DUIs etc? i had like 5x that many die during high schhol

Your high-school friend group sounds atypical.


I wouldn't say that's atypical... OP has been relatively lucky.


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Jesus Christ. I went to a fairly big high school and knew a lot of people. But still, only know one person that died (OD). BigLaw mortality rate does seem insane compared to the average life.


Drunk driving was a big one, plus I went to a huge high school. This is not to minimize OPs experience, though. It's all terrible.

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby sadpandayolo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:34 am

beenoparte125 wrote:
sadpandayolo wrote:
beenoparte125 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
ballouttacontrol wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:P sure he shot himself. Someone at my old firm jumped off the roof.


2 doesnt seem like that bad of a mortality rate. you havent had more than 2 other classmates get hot OD get killed in DUIs etc? i had like 5x that many die during high schhol

Your high-school friend group sounds atypical.


I wouldn't say that's atypical... OP has been relatively lucky.


Accidental anon

Jesus Christ. I went to a fairly big high school and knew a lot of people. But still, only know one person that died (OD). BigLaw mortality rate does seem insane compared to the average life.


Drunk driving was a big one, plus I went to a huge high school. This is not to minimize OPs experience, though. It's all terrible.

DFs been in the game for a while though, right? talking to the slightly more senior attorneys at my firm, it seems pretty norm that they know someone has died in biglaw...

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby beenoparte125 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:37 am

Accidental anon[/quote]
Jesus Christ. I went to a fairly big high school and knew a lot of people. But still, only know one person that died (OD). BigLaw mortality rate does seem insane compared to the average life.[/quote]

Drunk driving was a big one, plus I went to a huge high school. This is not to minimize OPs experience, though. It's all terrible.[/quote]
DFs been in the game for a while though, right? talking to the slightly more senior attorneys at my firm, it seems pretty norm that they know someone has died in biglaw...[/quote]

Pardon my ignorance, but do firms typically offer services to combat this or is it taboo to even bring it up?

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby sadpandayolo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:42 am

beenoparte125 wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but do firms typically offer services to combat this or is it taboo to even bring it up?

I think we have a psychiatrist on site once in a while? I remember HR talking about something like that but not sure if it exists or, if it does, if many people know about it.

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby Npret » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:43 am

sadpandayolo wrote:
beenoparte125 wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but do firms typically offer services to combat this or is it taboo to even bring it up?

I think we have a psychiatrist on site once in a while? I remember HR talking about something like that but not sure if it exists or, if it does, if many people know about it.

We have aprogram through the bar association.

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby Deserving Porcupine » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:14 am

Bear in mind as well that mortality rates of folks in their late teens are generally much higher than those of people in their late twenties-thirties. Just saying, comparing deaths of high school classmates is not really an apples to apples comparison. A more apt comparison might be mortality among your non-law school college friends greater than three years out... I'm betting it's pretty close to 0.

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Re: More of my classmates have been killed by biglaw than drugs cars terrorism etc

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:20 am

I don't know what it is about this job, but it definitely leads to despair and feeling trapped and lost, regardless of your situation (especially if you have a ton of debt)

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