The last impenetrably bulletproof glass ceiling hovering over the heads of women prevents us from entering into friendships with men.
I figured I’d throw our a few foolproof ways to solve the problem of corporate clients not wanting to pay for first-year associates.
Some nights at home over a glass of wine I wonder: could I do more and “be more,” especially at a firm with less notable talent?
Maybe it’s just us (and we said it here before about bumped up Wachtell salaries) but cash for associates is a no-brainer.
Most team-building exercises work well, like tailgating in a parking lot before a partner’s big ERISA trial. But others are not such a good idea.
Many big firms today take pride from employing well-rounded associates who can fit in at the opera just as easily as at the theatre. But outside of the traditional activities of a highly-paid professional, what are good hobbies for big firm associates? What should they do to burn off the extra half-hour at the end of…
QI’m a second year associate at a mid-size Manhattan firm. I’m not concerned about the work part of the job. I get plenty of it and, surprisingly, most of it is interesting. But whenever I’m out with my colleagues I look around and notice how many of them are dweebs. All they do is talk…
So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life. —Peter Gibbons
QMore than two years ago, I began planning a trip to see the World Cup in South Africa. I cleared the trip with all the appropriate supervisors at my firm a little more than a year ago. I had planned on taking off two weeks (because you don’t fly all the way to Africa just to watch…
I’ve run a marathon and have a much larger, more dependant addiction to caffeine than nicotine. Still, I keep this nasty little habit secreted away.