Why BigLaw Sucks?

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Why BigLaw Sucks?

Postby HYPSM » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:14 pm

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby marija » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:19 pm

not funny, but semi-accurate.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Glock » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:28 pm

I am going to self immolate the next time I subject myself to one of those terrible cookie cutter CGI shitstain movies.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:30 pm

Wait, you mean I have to work more than forty hours per week to make $160,000 per year? I'm shocked! This totally changes my perception of big law and the legal profession in general! I really regret going to law school now!

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby ClarDarr » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:35 pm

Cavalier wrote:Wait, you mean I have to work more than forty hours per week to make $160,000 per year? I'm shocked! This totally changes my perception of big law and the legal profession in general! I really regret going to law school now!

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby HYPSM » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:42 pm

ClarDarr wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Wait, you mean I have to work more than forty hours per week to make $160,000 per year? I'm shocked! This totally changes my perception of big law and the legal profession in general! I really regret going to law school now!

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lol I think it was a little more than forty hours...?

Also, considering all the other bullshit that comes with it, it's funny how some of the idiots here only hear "$160,000."

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:43 pm

ClarDarr wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Wait, you mean I have to work more than forty hours per week to make $160,000 per year? I'm shocked! This totally changes my perception of big law and the legal profession in general! I really regret going to law school now!

+1

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby minnbills » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:41 pm

It's a matter of priorities. If you want to make a big salary, you have to pay the price. My old man was a corporate officer and worked 60-70 hours to rake it in, he was also miserable.

There are still a lot of people out there (including me) who would love an opportunity to work in biglaw.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Real Madrid » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:45 pm

Yeah, but the $60 lunch budgets, business class flights, yacht cruises, free breakfasts and dinners, limo service, bonuses, bar stipends and gym memberships are why it actually doesn't.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Veyron » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:56 pm

minnbills wrote:It's a matter of priorities. If you want to make a big salary, you have to pay the price. My old man was a corporate officer and worked 60-70 hours to rake it in, he was also miserable.

There are still a lot of people out there (including me) who would love an opportunity to work in biglaw.


My dad works 70-80 hour weeks, loves it. The trick is to work a job you like.

P.S. would love a link to someone who makes a ton of money without having to work crazy hard for it. *Not holding breath*

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby minnbills » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:00 pm

Veyron wrote:My dad works 70-80 hour weeks, loves it. The trick is to work a job you like.

P.S. would love a link to someone who makes a ton of money without having to work crazy hard for it. *Not holding breath*


Very true as well.

I do know two guys in finance who've "made it" and don't work many hours at this point. They paid their dues though, I'm sure.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby chem » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:09 pm

Veyron wrote:
minnbills wrote:It's a matter of priorities. If you want to make a big salary, you have to pay the price. My old man was a corporate officer and worked 60-70 hours to rake it in, he was also miserable.

There are still a lot of people out there (including me) who would love an opportunity to work in biglaw.


My dad works 70-80 hour weeks, loves it. The trick is to work a job you like.

P.S. would love a link to someone who makes a ton of money without having to work crazy hard for it. *Not holding breath*



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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Veyron » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:09 pm

chem wrote:
Veyron wrote:
minnbills wrote:It's a matter of priorities. If you want to make a big salary, you have to pay the price. My old man was a corporate officer and worked 60-70 hours to rake it in, he was also miserable.

There are still a lot of people out there (including me) who would love an opportunity to work in biglaw.


My dad works 70-80 hour weeks, loves it. The trick is to work a job you like.

P.S. would love a link to someone who makes a ton of money without having to work crazy hard for it. *Not holding breath*



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Touche.

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Postby ihhwap1 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:36 pm

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby D-ROCCA » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:51 pm

chem wrote:
Veyron wrote:
minnbills wrote:It's a matter of priorities. If you want to make a big salary, you have to pay the price. My old man was a corporate officer and worked 60-70 hours to rake it in, he was also miserable.

There are still a lot of people out there (including me) who would love an opportunity to work in biglaw.


My dad works 70-80 hour weeks, loves it. The trick is to work a job you like.

P.S. would love a link to someone who makes a ton of money without having to work crazy hard for it. *Not holding breath*



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False

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Rotor » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:56 pm

They may not accomplish much (anything?), but they work like dogs doing it.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Gecko of Doom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:57 pm

D-ROCCA wrote:False

Yeah, they work really, really hard campaigning.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Naked Dude » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:57 pm

If you want to be rich, nut up and start your own business. Don't bitch cuz you can't achieve your dreams of wealth as a salaried monkey.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby dood » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:01 pm

Real Madrid wrote:Yeah, but the $60 lunch budgets, business class flights, yacht cruises, free breakfasts and dinners, limo service, bonuses, bar stipends and gym memberships are why it actually doesn't.


u have no idea wat u talking about. but even if i could explain it, u wont believe me until u experience it for ur self. but u'r just wrong, so wrong.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Naked Dude » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:16 pm

dood wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Yeah, but the $60 lunch budgets, business class flights, yacht cruises, free breakfasts and dinners, limo service, bonuses, bar stipends and gym memberships are why it actually doesn't.


u have no idea wat u talking about. but even if i could explain it, u wont believe me until u experience it for ur self. but u'r just wrong, so wrong.


how was your summer?

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Real Madrid » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:20 am

dood wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Yeah, but the $60 lunch budgets, business class flights, yacht cruises, free breakfasts and dinners, limo service, bonuses, bar stipends and gym memberships are why it actually doesn't.


u have no idea wat u talking about. but even if i could explain it, u wont believe me until u experience it for ur self. but u'r just wrong, so wrong.


Where did you learn your awesome writing skills?

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Naked Dude » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:30 am

Real Madrid wrote:
dood wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Yeah, but the $60 lunch budgets, business class flights, yacht cruises, free breakfasts and dinners, limo service, bonuses, bar stipends and gym memberships are why it actually doesn't.


u have no idea wat u talking about. but even if i could explain it, u wont believe me until u experience it for ur self. but u'r just wrong, so wrong.


Where did you learn your awesome writing skills?


i believe dood explained in an old thread that he's more concerned with efficiency than perfect spelling and grammar. honestly i cant blame him, this is a message board. same with email. i've emailed so many bosses (not law firm mind you, but white collar) who didn't write complete sentences, or capitalize, or any of that. i even saw a "natch" once.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby thedive » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:47 am

chem wrote:
Veyron wrote:
minnbills wrote:It's a matter of priorities. If you want to make a big salary, you have to pay the price. My old man was a corporate officer and worked 60-70 hours to rake it in, he was also miserable.

There are still a lot of people out there (including me) who would love an opportunity to work in biglaw.


My dad works 70-80 hour weeks, loves it. The trick is to work a job you like.

P.S. would love a link to someone who makes a ton of money without having to work crazy hard for it. *Not holding breath*



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I coughed up my drink when I saw this.

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:00 am

It starts with the main protagonist stating that he has not started law school yet, but the practicing lawyer later states that the protagonist has already gone to law school. Continuity, hello!

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Re: WHY BIGLAW SUCKS.

Postby yngblkgifted » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:52 am

blah blah blah blah....woe is me I'm a big law lawyer. seriously people?




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