I’m a fairly new but older associate in a large firm. I’m also a recovering alcoholic Mormon.
I’ve had enough and want to be part of unionizing document reviewers.
About every third day, I find myself down in the office building’s “smoke hut” with a bunch of smokers, talking shop while the partner smokes.
I want to ask for a raise at my law firm. Should I do it now or wait? And what’s best, a percentage request or a specific dollar amount?
One partner found it preposterous to take two days off for a dog and said “just do it and then come back to the office.”
Do I really not understand the pressure my wife, a female associate, is under? And what should I do to get her back?
I know the law and I know my clients. But I am not liked by my law firm colleagues or staff.
Should I quit my law firm job in grand style? If I do, what should I do (or not do) to make a lasting impression?
Ex-Bitter answers the age-old question: why are lawyers so unhappy?
I’m at the bottom at Harvard Law and wondering if I should stick it out and see what happens or give up the quest and move on to something else.