POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

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Using Performance Enhancers in Biglaw

I know of zero who take PEs.
12
36%
I know of one person who takes PEs.
1
3%
I know of two people who take PEs.
3
9%
I know of three people who take PEs.
1
3%
I know of four people who take PEs.
1
3%
I know of five people who take PEs.
1
3%
I know of six people who take PEs.
0
No votes
I know of seven people who take PEs.
1
3%
I know of eight people who take PEs.
1
3%
I know of nine or more people who take PEs.
12
36%
 
Total votes: 33

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scifiguy
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POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby scifiguy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:57 pm

For those working in biglaw, I'm curious how common it is to see/know of people who use "performance enhancers" (not just coffee/Red Bull, but more powerful) in order to stay awake, keep more alert, etc., given the sometimes long hours you all need to work?

Are these normally of the legal sort or do people even go so far as to take illegal substances?

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby RodneyRuxin » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:59 pm

shut up.

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:03 pm

RodneyRuxin wrote:shut up.


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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby smaug_ » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:11 pm

scifiguy wrote: SPECIAL NOTE: This shall be my last thread here at TLS! Good luck to everyone!!!


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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby TheThriller » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:37 pm

I'm sure there are a number of older BigLaw partners who use Viagra

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby rad lulz » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:39 pm

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby Tekrul » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:47 am

Now he's gone. Did you all really dislike his topics that much?

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby smaug_ » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:15 am

Tekrul wrote:Now he's gone. Did you all really dislike his topics that much?


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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby dudley12 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:17 am

eric clapton

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby RodneyRuxin » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:34 pm

hibiki wrote:
scifiguy wrote: SPECIAL NOTE: This shall be my last thread here at TLS! Good luck to everyone!!!


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i LOLed

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:22 pm

do IFNB supplements count?

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby guano » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:28 pm

Does cocaine count?

(Someone beat me to the Viagra comment)

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby stillwater » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:29 pm

get the FUCK out

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby scifiguy » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:29 pm

guano wrote:Does cocaine count?

(Someone beat me to the Viagra comment)


If it is used for the purposes of biglaw work enhancement, then yes. If done recreationally just for personal, non-work related enjoyment, then probably no.

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby scifiguy » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:30 pm

HBBJohnStamos wrote:do IFNB supplements count?


I'm not familiar with those.

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:40 pm

HBBJohnStamos wrote:do IFNB supplements count?

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby mindarmed » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:38 am

Tom Joad wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:do IFNB supplements count?


Stim to win.

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby mojangles » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:43 am

t-14orbust wrote:RodneyRuxin - the hero TLS needs, but not the one we deserve


haha this made me lol. which kinda sucks, cuz i'm at work.

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby criminaltheory » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:42 pm

guano wrote:Does cocaine count?

(Someone beat me to the Viagra comment)


dudley beat you to the cocaine comment too, or am i the only one to get the reference?

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby scifiguy » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:02 pm

criminaltheory wrote:
guano wrote:Does cocaine count?

(Someone beat me to the Viagra comment)


dudley beat you to the cocaine comment too, or am i the only one to get the reference?


Oh, did he mean Cocaine the energy drink?

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:50 pm

The profile of those who attend elite law schools and net corporate law positions suggests a modest to heavy amount of stimulant use/abuse, whether via prescription or illicit sharing and purchasing. Myself and everyone I knew in UG at least occasionally used addy's or vivs -- 10mg xr's will do for a night -- whether snorted or ingested, for all nighters or test boosters. Sometimes I'd bum Concerta off richer friends. Im sure those who used in UG continued in law school, although it could be a prohibitively expensive study aid in law school when everyones broke and in debt (if your paying $5-8 for 20mg, it adds up, prescription ~$160/month is probably easier).

At a large firm addy/vivance are far more affordable earning market salary and I would guess their use would be commonplace in such a stressful and work intensive environment. However, narcotics addiction is really shitty so I would think most people would want to cut it by 25-26. To each his own I guess

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:07 pm

This is actually an interesting question... I don't know why he had to make it useless by making it the total number of people rather than the percentage of people one knows who use PEDs. He could have at least made his last post not useless

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby scifiguy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:23 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:This is actually an interesting question... I don't know why he had to make it useless by making it the total number of people rather than the percentage of people one knows who use PEDs. He could have at least made his last post not useless


I think percentages would be sort of "useless" without knowledge of the whole. There's no telling how many people a person is including into the pool (10% of 100 ...or 10% out of 20 biglaw associates they know....or perhaps 50% out of 10, etc.).

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby Cobretti » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:25 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:This is actually an interesting question... I don't know why he had to make it useless by making it the total number of people rather than the percentage of people one knows who use PEDs. He could have at least made his last post not useless

We have all come to expect a certain quality of thread from scifiguy. It would be disingenuous for his last post to be different.

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Re: POLL: How Many in Biglaw Use Performance Enhancers?

Postby stillwater » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:33 pm

i think we need George Mitchell to open up an investigation of the use of PEDs in biglaw. it will be followed by sanctions. we need to clean up biglaw, people are losing faith in the purity of the game!




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