Seven Things to Look Forward to as a Junior Associate


Seven Things to Look Forward to as a Junior Associate:

1.  Doing absolutely nothing all week, then getting a Friday phone call from a partner at 5:15 PM.

2.  Being uninteresting to people with cool jobs.

3.  Telling people that vacations are for pussies and actually believing it.

4.  Telling your friends that you have a shot at making partner.

5.  Finding out that you were just passed over for partner.

6.  Changing jobs without letting your new firm know that you were passed over for partner.

7.  Not making partner at your new firm because they already knew you were passed over for partner at your old firm.

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6 Comments

  1. Al Dickman

    August 31, 2008 at 11:59 am

    What about #8—getting some of the best 3rd year law school poon tang after the OC interviews as well as after the office “comebacks”?  Ah, to be young again.

  2. Anon

    August 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I’m sure you got lots of action, Al.  You’re so suave and sophisticated.  PS – The list is great—but you left off “Boyfriend dumping you because you work too much.”

  3. Anon2

    September 1, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Add “Dumping your girlfriend because you don’t have enough time for her” to the list.

  4. Bitterer

    September 10, 2008 at 12:35 am

    yea #2 is the real heartbreaker

  5. Anonymous

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    What about getting hit on by senior associates and partners (that is if you’re a half-way attractive female associate).  That should be on any list.

  6. Haywood Jablowme

    September 22, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    AI, I don’t know about you, but I can think of a lot better places to get quality poon tang than OCIs.  Have you seen law school girls lately?

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