RaceJudicata wrote:I totally understand if y'all don't like the substance of the work and would rather be doing something else. But yikes, sounds like you guys just don't want a job. All jobs -- Public Interest, small law, midlaw, nonlegal, etc. have inherent responsibilites (e.g., do your work, get evaluated by superiors, play nice in the office by going to work events, etc.).
Going to be a tough road to hoe if the minimal responsibilites of a SA have y'all so shaken.
Again, I totally understand if its the substance of the work, but it sounds like your gripes are about the stuff that is inherent in any job. Don't kid yourselves -- your friends at public interest gigs/etc. are being evaluated, forced to attend events, etc.
Yeah FWIW I probably exaggerate in my anonymous complaining, but I dislike the substance of the work and the culture of biglaw. I wanted to give it a try, but it's just a terrible fit for me. I really loved the mission oriented public sector job I had 1L summer - I thought it would be easy to be motivated by the paycheck, but apparently not. As for the events, I just don't like the people or the job enough to spend time at evening events when I don't plan on returning.