Anonymous User wrote:
I'm a first year in a funds practice and work directly with partners every day. Also get calls from clients all the time if they can't reach the partner. It doesn't make the work any more enjoyable. In fact it's kind of depressing because you realize that the stuff you are working on as a first year is the same stuff the partner/client are working on and it doesn't get any more interesting.
+1. Tax in my opinion seems to have the steepest, longest (and most interesting) curve to "competence" but even in that area, in many respects, the partner does what the junior associate does, just much, much better.