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...these are a few of my favorite things...
When the dog bites! When the bee stings! When I'm feeling sad!
Ahh, musicals. Once again, we're taking this thread way away from where Joester intended it to go...
Also, holy balls, I hate waiting for co-workers. We were supposed to leave the office 45 minutes ago, but nope, still got work to do...
Yeah, but then I'm sitting in the restaurant alone and I look like more of a loser than if I'm just hanging out in my office.
EDIT: Also, then I have to drive, and I'd much rather drink, catch a cab home, cab to work in the morning, and leave my car safe in the office garage.
This post was edited by CMXI 14 months ago
ahh didn't get that you were going to dinner with them. I thought you were just that guy who waits for everyone to be done with work before he goes home.
While I'm not that guy naturally, the nature of being an associate means I have to get in before everyone else and leave after everyone else (or, at least, all the partners). If I'm leaving the office before a partner without some really good reason, I dun goofed.
Damn, the life of a lawyer seems much rougher than whatever the hell I'm doing.
Eh. You see how much I'm on 247. I may have to be physically present in the office a lot, but I'm good at what I do and I do it quickly, so I bill efficiently and I've also got some downtime.
In response to me asking what I do when I don't have any work, one of the 5th-year associates just told me to find the furthest and deepest reaches of the internet. Naturally, I just spend all that time on 247, because finding the furthest and deepest reaches of the internet would probably get me arrested.
That's fair. You can tell them that TAMU's butt is probably the furthest and deepest place on the internet, so that should count.
How long until you're a partner? And when you're a partner, does life get easier or harder? A cute girl I know is going to law school so I want to pretend I know what I'm talking about
You ready to beat some ohio?
After I finished dinner I took a 2 flusher Ohio.
This post was edited by UMRSB 14 months ago
“Those who stay will be champions”
― Bo Schembechler
Here's a quick breakdown so you can talk with the cute girl. (Although, better snatch her up quick, the few cute girls in law school always go fast).
Most large firms do a lockstep promotion scheme - you enter with X number of other associates as a class, and you get promoted every year for 8-10 years, depending on the firm. At that point, you're either offered a partnership or you're let go - it's called "up or out." It sounds cruel, but almost all of the people who wouldn't make partner have already burned out, so there aren't too many people who get booted out.
For me, it's a bit different. Some firms nowadays have moved to a merit-based promotion scheme, and that's one of the reasons I chose my firm. Basically, you have a checklist of things to do to reach certain levels (win X number of cases as lead attorney, bring in X amount of new business/clients, bill X number of hours) and you get promoted as you go, rather than once/year. The guy who's mentoring me at my firm made partner in 6, and another hotshot made it in 5. I'm definitely a young gun, and since I was a full-time lawyer at 24, I've made it a personal goal to reach partner by 30. It's a long-shot, but it's a definite possibility.
Finally, as a partner, the job just changes. You generally work less hours (80-100/week drops to 60-70/week), but your job responsibilities change. You're responsible for a lot more people and work, and you transition into somewhat of a salesman role. The grunt work is behind you, so you're then put to work generating new clients and business. While ease often depends on what you like to do/are capable of doing (a really socially-awkward partner won't like it too much), most people will agree that regardless of anything else, it's easier because you work less and you make SO MUCH MORE MONEY.
In n out?
Damn, now she'll put out even easier. Cheers bud!
Looks like this thread is shot after the content that is in it, and also Clint already has a thread made.
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Thanks for making this thread. I'll be out of the house and at work all day, and wont be able to keep tabs on each commit today, the drama, the flips, and surprises....so please fill us in on all the happenings throughout....thanks!!!
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