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Hate your law job?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:29 am

Anyone hating their job? Perhaps it’s your boss or the work environment? How are you handling it?

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Re: Hate your law job?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:17 pm

I’m with you. Deeply depressed and feeling like I wasted my entire 20s and over $200k trying to get this job, which makes me hate my life. Trying to find one that I won’t hate. Seriously considering quitting without a legal backup job because of the daily misery—have even considered working at Target or the public library or something similar.

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Re: Hate your law job?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:27 pm

Fourth year. I hate it. It’s the bosses, hours (not even crazy by TLS/biglaw standards), constant anxiety about emails/hours, and most importantly the meaningless drudgery that is my particular area of corporate.

Unfortunately I still have a lot of debt left, so I’m trying to at least broaden my experience so I can leave this shitty profession for something better.

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Re: Hate your law job?

Postby umichman » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Fourth year. I hate it. It’s the bosses, hours (not even crazy by TLS/biglaw standards), constant anxiety about emails/hours, and most importantly the meaningless drudgery that is my particular area of corporate.

Unfortunately I still have a lot of debt left, so I’m trying to at least broaden my experience so I can leave this shitty profession for something better.


What is you particular area of corporate if you don’t mind me asking

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Re: Hate your law job?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:44 pm

Also a fourth year. The particular area I'm in is super strict and any tiny mistake can result in a malpractice lawsuit. Take that, the hours and the generally non-supervising boss = tons of stress.

Also compensation is dismal.



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